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Job Posting June 11, 2007

Posted by L Wolfe in Job Stuff.

NEH Federal Grant Project
Missouri State Archives

Starting Salary $2,715 monthly; $32,580 yearly
Definition: The Missouri State Archives seeks an archivist for a NEH federal grant project to process 19th century St. Louis Circuit Court case files, 1866-1868.

General Responsibilities: Archivist will be responsible for processing records according to standard archival practices. Processing will entail arranging and describing records, performing basic conservation treatments such as humidification and surface cleaning, and flagging documents for conservation evaluation. Archivist will enter primary information about each case into an indexing database.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
– Knowledge of archival principles and established archival practices.
– Knowledge of sources, methods, and techniques used in historical research.
– Ability to read and transcribe 19th century handwriting.
– Ability to analyze document content.
– Ability to express oneself clearly and effectively in written and oral form.
– Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
– Ability to meet deadlines.
– Ability to use laptop computer and familiarity with Microsoft applications (Word, Access, Excel, and Outlook).
– Ability to lift and carry a forty-pound box, climb ladders to retrieve materials, and work with documents that may contain dust and mold.

Qualifications: A master’s degree in archival administration, library science (with an archival component), historical administration, or history is required. Archival processing experience preferred.

Posting Period: Position posted June 4, 2007. The minimum posting period will end: June 29, 2007. After the minimum posting period, the position may be closed to new applicants and filled at any time.

To our applicants with disabilities: If you need assistance with this or any phase of the employment process, please contact our Personnel Office at (573) 526-7319. Reasonable attempts will be made to accommodate your needs.

Application Procedure: Application materials (cover letter, resume, completed application) may be mailed to: Attention: Archivist (NEH) – St. Louis, Human Resources, Office of the Secretary of State, P.O. Box 1767, Jefferson City, MO 65102. EOE.



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