Category Archives: Job announcements

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

Past-President

Greater Houston Chapter, US Lacrosse

www.houstonlacrosse.org

www.uslacrosse.org

Job posting: Project Archivist at TMC – McGovern Historical Center–POSITION FILLED

The Texas Medical Library seeks a project archivist to work in the McGovern Historical Center for an eight month period to arrange, process and make accessible to the public an assortment of collections. This is a contract position without benefits. A temporary, non-grant fund is available to finance this position. The project archivist will be responsible for processing and describing a variety of materials in various collections. The types of processing may range from box level to item level. The project archivist will report to the archivist heading the TMC Library’s McGovern Historical Center.  Applicants are required to have a master of library science or equivalent degree and demonstrated experience with archival principles and practices based on the standards of the Society of American Archivists.  For more information about how to apply contact the McGovern Historical Center at mcgovern@library.tmc.edu .

Job posting: Coordinator of Digital Projects, University of Houston Libraries

The University of Houston Libraries is looking for a Coordinator of Digital Projects. The Coordinator of Digital Projects reports to the Head of Special Collections.  Primary responsibilities include managing the internal workflow for the department’s digital library projects and supervising assigned personnel.  The Coordinator leads departmental efforts, in collaboration with other UH Libraries departments to preserve, process, and provide access to audiovisual and digital materials, including born-digital materials.  The Coordinator also serves as Special Collections Department liaison to the Metadata & Digitization Services, Digital Repository Services, and Web Services departments.

The Coordinator of Digital Projects is a librarian position.  Librarians hold academic rank pursuant to the Bylaws of the Librarians of the University of Houston.  They are expected to develop a record of service and professional involvement.  The UH Libraries support the ongoing professional development of librarians and our goal is to recruit librarians committed to continuous learning.

Required

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library program
  • Demonstrated ability to develop workflows for complex projects
  • Understanding of digitization processes, digital collection workflows metadata schemas, and digital asset management systems
  • Knowledge of archival theory and best practices
  • Familiarity with trends in arrangement, description, preservation, and access for audiovisual and digital materials
  • Ability to work effectively, cooperatively, and collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups across the organization
  • Excellent oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills

Preferred

  • Minimum of two years relevant professional experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Digital Archives Specialist certificate or similar coursework or training
  • Knowledge of copyright and privacy issues related to archival materials
  • Experience digitizing archival and special collections materials

For more information, please visit: http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/employment/coordinator-digital-projects

Revised Head of Special Collections, UH Libraries posting

The University of Houston Libraries are seeking a progressive and forward thinking leader prepared to articulate a vision and direction for a growing special collections and archives that supports the University’s objectives of advancing research, improving student success, and increasing national recognition.  The Libraries’ Special Collections enhances the traditional strengths of a rare books and archives department with a growing number of contemporary collections that reflect the vitality and diversity of the City of Houston.  The position provides direction and oversight to a group of 6 librarians, 4 regular staff members, and 2 post-doctoral staff members curating archival collections and rare books.  The Head oversees the ongoing development of archival collections, work with academic departments, preparation of collections for digitization, and a full calendar of exhibits.  There is frequent contact with established donors and potential donors for acquisitions of unique collections, as well as fundraising and management of departmental endowments.  The Head of Special Collections serves as a member of the Library Management Council, the Public Services Council, and the Digital Collections Management Committee.  The position reports to the Associate Dean for Public Services.  The position is available February 2, 2015.

Appointment to an endowed professorship is possible for a candidate with an exceptional record of scholarly productivity and professional engagement.

For more information visit: http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/employment/head-special-collections

Job posting: Archivist I (Architectural Archives) – Houston Metropolitan Research Center

The Houston Metropolitan Research Center (HMRC) and the Houston Public Library are seeking a customer service oriented Archivist I to lead and direct HMRC’s efforts in researching, acquiring, cataloging, digitizing, and preserving material for the Architectural Archives. HMRC’s Architectural Archives is comprised of drawings and papers for over 9,000 projects representing over 250 architects, engineers, and related firms. The archive includes drawings executed by architects primarily in the Houston and surrounding areas. The date range for these materials spans from 1893 to 1995 and the types of structures vary from buildings of one story to skyscrapers and modest homes to opulent mansions, as well as parks and landscaping plans, the Astrodome, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Major series of records from architectural firms include those of Maurice J. Sullivan, Alfred C. Finn, Harvin C. Moore, MacKie & Kamrath, and Hare & Hare. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Providing specialized reference services and research assistance to the general public in-person and electronically.
  • Assisting with HMRC’s programming and community outreach by serving as a community liaison, developing programs, attending community meetings, curating exhibits, and representing the library and HMRC at public events related to architecture and Houston and Texas history.
  • Participating with the manager and assistant manager in unit strategic planning to meet changing services and customer needs including the supervision of interns and volunteers assisting with the Architectural Archives.

 

Please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/1059528/archivist-i-houston-metropolitan-research-center/agency/houston/ to learn more and submit an application.

Job posting: Archivist I, African American Library at the Gregory School

The African American Library at the Gregory School is seeking an Archivist I. This is a great opportunity to define and manage the oral history collections in a way that creates optimal value for the library and its customers and assist with the archival development for the African American Library at the Gregory School. This archival library is an Archeological landmark in Texas that is dedicated to documenting the community traditions and history of African Americans in Houston through special collections, archives, exhibits, oral histories, programs and a variety of media. The Library is located in historic Freedman’s Town and housed in the Gregory School building, the first African American public school in Houston..

This position is responsible for the development of the oral history collection and will manage the project to include building partnerships with outside agencies and businesses with historical collections of interest. The focus of the work is to positively impact library visits, program attendance and archival use. The Archivist I reports to the Archivist III (and Manager) and works as a contributing team member of the unit, and may lead the work of volunteers and staff on oral history projects. Performs advanced-level reference work to assist researchers in identifying and using archival collections and other library materials; interprets and enforces library policies for the security and administration of the collections; as appropriate, collaborates with the team to mount exhibitions that highlight archival collections. Provides excellent customer service demonstrating the ability to communicate effectively with people.

Other responsibilities include reference duties answering research questions pertaining to archival materials and programs, retrieval of requested archival collections, and assisting the Archivist team in inventorying, processing, and inputting data into Archivists Toolkit, newly acquired materials. The Archivist I is also expected to conduct tours, help with planning special programs, and assist, as required, with the editing, publishing and distribution of library publications. Requires some evening shift and weekend (Saturday and Sunday) work.

For more information please visit: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=985658

Job posting: Archivist/Assistant Librarian – Moran Library, Kinkaid School

The Kinkaid School is seeking an experienced archivist/assistant librarian for the successful execution of archival processing of physical and born-digital records.  This full-time position reports to the Director of Libraries in the Upper School Division and also shares in the responsibilities of managing aspects of the Upper School Library, including educational sessions for students and faculty.

Archivist/Assistant Librarian, Moran Library (Upper School)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the institutional repository of the school and assist in the maintenance of school wide records retention program.
  • Work with staff throughout the school to support the use and promotion of archival materials.
  • Support the needs of the Advancement Office.
  • Follow national standards and best practices for archival description, process and arrange institutional records, recommend and implement appropriate preservation procedures, work with Archon software to generate encoded finding aids.
  • Create and manage procedures specifically for the preservation of born digital and digitized archival records.
  • Assist with reference responsibilities and other aspects of supporting an effective and efficient Upper School library.
  • Train and supervise volunteers assigned to assist with projects.
  • Remain competent and current through self-directed professional reading, and attending professional development courses and trainings.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master of Library Science degree from an accredited institution, specializing in archival enterprise.
  • Demonstrated experience with standard archival principles and practices, preferably within an institutional repository
  • Certification from the Academy of Certified Archivist, or Digital Archives Specialist preferred.
  • Experience with Archon, Archivists’ Toolkit, or ArchivesSpace or other XML database.
  • Interest in the history of The Kinkaid School and preserving its institutional memory.
  • Exemplifies Kinkaid’s four core values (honesty, responsibility, respect, and kindness) in interactions with all members of the Kinkaid community.
  • Collegial, Energetic, and Engaging.
  • Knowledge of current digital preservation trends, tools, and best practices
  • General fitness for lifting archive boxes up to 20 pounds and moving loaded carts.
  • Please submit Cover Letter, Resume, and References to:

Dr. Edward M. Trusty, Jr.
Assistant Headmaster
The Kinkaid School
201 Kinkaid School Dr.
Houston, TX, 77024
ed.trusty@kinkaid.org