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Archivist I or II African American Community Archivist

Company name
Law Department & City Attorney of Austin

Salary
Archivist I: $19-36-$24.59

Location
Austin, TX

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Minimum Qualifications

Archivist I:

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Library or Information Science, or related to the assigned program from an

ALA

accredited university, with specialization in archival enterprise and/or administration; or must be received within six (6) months of employment.

Master’s degree in History/Public History with coursework in archival administration, or a Master’s Degree in a related field, may substitute for the required Master’s degree in Library or Information Science.

Licenses and Certifications Required:

May require a valid operator’s license and the use of a personal vehicle.

Archivist II:

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Library or Information Science, or related to the assigned program from an

ALA

accredited university, with specialization in archival enterprise and/or administration, plus two (2) years professional experience working in an archives, library, museum, or other cultural heritage institution

Master’s degree in History/Public History with coursework in archival administration, or a Master’s Degree in a related field, may substitute for the required Master’s degree in Library or Information Science.

Licenses and Certifications Required:

May require a valid operator’s license and the use of a personal vehicle.

Notes to Applicants

This position will be filled as an Archivist I or Archivist II based on experience.

Under limited supervision, this position processes archival collections related to the African American Community; provides reference services to the public, and provides public programming related to African Americans.

1. Identifies, acquires, organizes, and processes archival collections related to African American heritage in Austin/Travis County.

2. Develops and implements pubic programs and events related to African American history in Austin/Travis County.

3. Provides public liaison activities including lectures, media appearances and interviews related to African American history in Austin/Travis County.

4. Collaborates with other organizations to plan and implement programs related to African Americans in Austin/Travis County.

5. Leads or assists in planning exhibits by organizing and interpreting historical records for public presentation related to African Americans in Austin/Travis County.

6. Plans, coordinates and supervises volunteer projects.

7. Answers reference questions in person, over the phone an via email concerning general Austin/Travis County history as well as serves as a subject specialist for Austin’s African American population.

8. Collects oral histories documenting African American history in Austin/Travis County.

NOTE

: A

DACS

-compliant archival finding aid is requested as the

OPTIONAL

DOCUMENT

for submission.

All new employees are required to attend City of Austin Public and Austin Public Library training as scheduled, and should arrange their outside schedule to accommodate those training.

NOTE

: A detailed and complete job application is

REQUIRED

and helps us to better evaluate your qualifications. In completing your job application, please be sure to provide a

COMPLETE

employment history regarding any relevant experience that you wish for us to consider. This information will also be used to determine salary in the event that you are selected for this position.

NOTE

: A cover letter and/or resume will

NOT

substitute for an incomplete job application.

Pay Range

Archivist I: $19-36-$24.59

Archivist II: $21.31-$27.06

Hours

Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm; some evenings and, at minimum, one weekend per month (for Reading Room reference shifts and potential outreach events).

Schedule may vary based on needs of the organization.

Job Close Date

02/16/2018

Type of Posting

External

Department

Library

Regular/Temporary

Regular

Grant Funded or Pooled Position

Not Applicable

Category

Professional

Location

810 Guadalupe St, Austin, Texas, 78701

Preferred Qualifications

Experience creating, planning and implementing community events targeted at the African American Community.

Experience processing historical/archival collections, creating

DACS

-compliant finding aids and encoding finding aids, preferably those related to an the African American Community or topic.

Experience answering archival/historically-related reference questions from the public

Coursework in African American Studies.

Publication credits, preferably concerning or targeting an African American Community.

Certified Archivist.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

For the Duties, Functions and Responsibilities of this position, please click the appropriate job description below:

Archivist I Job Description

Archivist II Job Description

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

For the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities of this position, please click the appropriate job description below:

Archivist I Job Description

Archivist II Job Description

Company info

Law Department & City Attorney of Austin
Website : http://www.austintexas.gov/department/law

Company Profile
The mission of the Law Department is to provide quality legal services to the City of Austin so that it can govern lawfully with the highest level of integrity and serve the community effectively. As the chief legal advisor for the City, the Law Department provides legal advice and representation to the Mayor, City Council, City Officers, City Manager, city departments, boards, and commissions of the City.

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