Category Archives: Job announcements

TSU – Digital Archivist Position

Texas State University – Digital Archivist Position

Job Summary

Under general supervision, oversees receipt of gifts to Special Collections and the accessioning, arrangement, description and preservation of permanent records. Plans, organizes and manages the University’s archive and special collections such as the Congresswoman Barbara Jordan’s Archives and other related archives housed in the Robert J. Terry Library’s Special Collections. Performs professional services related to the acquisition, maintenance, cataloging, disposition, and preservation of archival materials. Participates in departmental reference and collection liaison responsibilities.

Apply here.

Rothko Chapel: Archives Intern, 2017

Job Title: Archives Intern

About the Rothko Chapel
The Rothko Chapel is open to the public every day of the year at no charge and successfully interconnects art, spirituality and compassionate action through a broad array of free public programs. Founded by Houston philanthropists Dominique and John de Menil, the Chapel was dedicated in 1971 as an intimate sanctuary. Today it stands as a monument to art, spirituality and human rights.

Position Summary
The Rothko Chapel Archives contains over 400,000 items stored in archival quality boxes and filing cabinets documenting the Chapel’s 44-year. The spring internship will consist of a variety of tasks in support of the ongoing maintenance and strengthening of the Rothko Chapel Archives. The intern will process collections; catalog and process books; help prepare information and collections for research; and perform any other function necessary to the operation of the Rothko Chapel Archive. This internship position reports to the Director of Programs and Community Engagement.

Job Duties

  • Process incoming and backlogged collections by accessioning them into the main collection.
  • Organizing archival materials
  • Re-housing documents in acid-free folders and containers
  • Arrange, describe, and manage inventory using FileMaker Pro
  • Assist researchers on-site electronically with reference requests
  • Lift boxes of no more than 50 lbs.
  • Manage the digitization of the collection, using internal and external resources as needed

Qualifications

  • Very organized/strong organizational skills is a must
  • Must be detail oriented with strong research skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision
  • Ability to work in a team and to prioritize projects
  • Goal oriented with exceptional time management
  • Competency in Microsoft Office systems
  • Experience working in archives or libraries is preferred

Terms

  • Unpaid/Volunteer Spring Internship (January – May 2017) with the possibility of an extension
  • Work an average of 24 hours per week (schedule is flexible)

To apply, please email letter of interest and resume to alison.pruitt@rothkochapel.org.
No phone calls please.

Job Announcement: HMRC

Houston Metropolitan Research Center (HMRC) and the Houston Public Library are seeking a customer service oriented Librarian II (Preservation Librarian) to:

  • Lead and direct the HMRC’s preservation and conservation efforts including possible supervision of staff and volunteers;
  • Contribute to HMRC’s programming activities by assisting with programs and outreach efforts, and representing the library and HMRC at public events; Provide specialized reference services and research assistance to the general public in-person and electronically;
  • Participate with the manager in unit strategic planning specifically concerning conservation, preservation, and disaster preparedness and response efforts

For a full job description and to apply for this position, please visit City of Houston Career Pages at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/houston/jobs/ 1490167/librarian-ii- preservation-librarian. This position closes August 8, 2016.

Summer Internship Opportunity: Musuem of Fine Arts, Houston Archives

2016 Summer Archives Assistant

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The MFAH is seeking a Summer Archives Assistant to aid in the daily operation of the museum’s archives. The majority of the assistant’s hours will be devoted to a paper processing project TBA. Work will be conducted in accordance with standard conventions. In conjunction with the processing of these records, the assistant will assist with the creation of an EAD finding aid and MARC catalog record.  Remaining responsibilities will include providing reference services and assisting with other duties necessary to the operation of the Archives Department.

Requirements:  Current enrollment in accredited Masters in Library Science or Archives Studies program. Completion of basic archives course at graduate level or prior work experience in archival or special collection setting. Knowledge of MARC, EAD, DACS, LCSH and RAD strongly preferred. Experience using OCLC beneficial. Art history background preferred. Word processing and database skills. Ability to lift twenty-five pound boxes and climb ladders.

Application:  Please submit a letter of application, current resume, an official college transcript, a sample of writing or work, and a letter of reference to:

Lorraine A. Stuart
Archives
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
P.O. Box 6826
Houston, TX  77265-6826

Applications can also be submitted via email to archives@mfah.org

Work schedule:  Ten-week position, June 6 through August 12, 2016. (Some flexibility in starting and ending dates.) Hours are 9am – 5pm, M-F.

Salary:  Total salary for ten weeks is $3,500.

Deadline for receipt of application: April 11, 2016

Applications will be reviewed as received.

Interviews with final candidates residing out-of-state will be conducted by phone.

 

Summer Internship Opportunity: American National Company Corporate Archives

The American National Company corporate archives is seeking assistance from a History or MLIS student for the summer.  The project is to catalogue the Archives Collection and perform some preservation tasks at the Home Office here in Galveston.

Please contact John Wolbrect at the American National Company with recommendations for job posting guidelines, salary, or if interested in the opportunity.

John Wolbrecht may be contacted at:

John Wolbrecht, CRM, CIP
Corporate Policy Administrator &
Corporate Archives Custodian
(409) 766-6828
John.wolbrecht@americannational.com

Part-Time Archivist Position

Jim Windham is seek an archivist assist part-time with two projects.

The position requires two major elements:

  1. The cataloging and organizing of Mr. Windham’s personal archives involving extensive professional, civic, and political affairs dating from the mid-1960s, with the objective of preparing them for storage and/or possible transmittal to a museum or library.
  2. The cataloging and organizing of digital archives encompassing the online publication of The Texas Pilgrim, a monthly letter of commentary on public affairs, policy, books, and American culture, now in its 16th year.

Compensation to be determined by scope and time on task.

Contact Jim Windham at txpilgrim@comcast.net or by phone at 281-589-7055.

Personal Archivist Position

The following request has made its way to AHA! Please contact Stacie at staciemckay@gmail.com if you can provide any kind of assistance.

I inherited all of my aunt’s art [40 years worth] after her passing and have been looking for an archivist to assist me in evaluating what to keep and how to keep what I have in good condition.  I have not been able to find anyone.

I recently began my search again for an archivist and came across the SSA website and thought you might be able to assist me.

I guess the first question is whether or not there are Archivists who do personal/family consultations. Then whether or not they assist in the archiving process.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to answer my questions.

Stacie McKay

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