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Archival Assistant

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Arkansas Department of Finance & Administration

29,046.00 - $29,046.00 per yea

Little Rock, AR
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The Archival Assistant is responsible for the processing and maintaining of archival itemsand collections. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

Typical Functions

Receives archival items and determines physical condition and historical significance. Categorizes items and arranges into chronological, alphabetical, or numerical order. Places items in folders or boxes and stores on shelves by classification. Prepares and maintains inventory listing on each item processed. Researches various sources to obtain needed information about items or collections, suchas the identity of person or persons contained in collection. Writes bibliographic sketches to include in collection index. Assists patrons by pulling materials, giving tours, and providing reference service. Responds to specific inquires or requests by conducting searches, making referrals, and/orcompiling needed materials. Performs other duties as assigned.

Special Job Dimensions

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Knowledge of the principles and practices of collection, compilation, and analysis of archivalmaterials. Ability to process and categorize archival materials. Ability to prepare bibliographic sketches from research on archival materials. Ability to compile and disseminate information on archival materials and available resources.

Minimum Education and/or Experience

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus four years of specializedtraining and/or experience in library science, historical archival or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Preferred Qualifications

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Agency Specific Information


This is a full time position with the Arkansas State Archives an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage in Little Rock. This position earns $13.9644 per hour and offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health and life insurance and retirement. For more information about us please visit us at One Capital Mall, Little Rock or on the web at and

Job Duties:

Processes newly acquired and existing archival collections and state records according to established agency procedures and archival best practices for the arrangement of archival records.

Creates descriptive tools for accessing agency collections and records according to agency procedures and archival best practices.

Assists the general public with using State Archives' resources, includng locating and retrieving materials, navigating the agency's website and digital resources, and advising researchers on the location of other historical resources outside the agency.

Assists Reference staff with responding to research questions from the general public in compliance with agency rules.

Assists with the planning and execution of public programs, like workshops and seminars coordinated by the agency and in collaboration with other organizations.

Promotes agency resources and services through speaking at agency sponsored events and other venues.

Performs related responsibilities required or assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

The formal equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of specialized training in library science, history or a related field. Experience in an archives, museum or library setting is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in the pertinent field.

Two years' specialized training and/or experience in library science, history or related field.

Experience in an archives, museum or library setting.

Special Requirements:

Occasional work other than normal office hours and occasional travel for workshops or to pick up collections may be required. Ability to lift 40 pounds with or without accommodation. A valid drivers license and pre-employment criminal background check is required. Position is subject to drug screening.

The Work History section of the application must be completed in its entirety. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Thank you for your interest.

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Little Rock

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Debbie Biggs or Jamie Harrison



Email: or Jamie.Harrison@arkans


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