Jackson, MS: Historic Resources Specialist I, Mississippi Department of Archives & History

Job Title:     Historic Resources Specialist I
Closing Date/Time:     Fri. 08/01/14 11:59 PM Central Time
Salary:     $29,500.00 / Year
Job Type:     Full-Time
Location:     25 – HINDS COUNTY, Mississippi
Shift Schedule:     Day Shift Only
Travel Schedule:     None
Time Limited Position:     No
Agency Information:     The Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) seek qualified candidates to serve as archivist in the Government Records Section of the Archives and Records Services Division. Working primarily with large transfers of twentieth century and recent state records, the incumbent will accession, arrange and describe series; identify conservation needs and implement simple item-level conservation measures (e.g., mending and encapsulation); prepare access tools such as finding aids, indexes, in-house databases, and catalog records; and carry out routine collection management activities. The incumbent will assist with records appraisal and scheduling, and with records management consultations and training for state agencies; and provide occasional professional assistance in Reference Services, including six-eight scheduled Saturdays during the year. The archivist may work individually or as part of a team with other MDAH staff.

This is a professional work at the entry level of historic resources in an assigned program area (archaeological, archival cataloging and preservation, reference, and patron services, records management, historic preservation, historic education and interpretation, and collections management) providing historic resources education, training, and monitoring the work of volunteers and support staff; and performing related work as required. Incumbents work under the supervision of a director.

Examples of work performed in this classification include , but are not limited to, the following:

– Documents historic resources using a variety of media (photography, audio tape, film, mapping, etc.).

– Researches public requests and disseminates to the public, through direct contact or through reports, articles, and other written materials, information of historical significance.

– Originates, researches, plans, produces, and presents public and educational programs with accompanying material.

– Lectures on subjects of historical, archaeological, architectural, and/or archival interest.

– Conducts tours of historic museums and properties and monitors the numbers and behaviors of visitors.

– Coordinates, recruits, trains, and schedules volunteers.

– Conducts historical research to identify and authenticate historical resources and studies and preserves artifacts, objects, manuscripts, and records related to the State’s cultural and political history.

– Manages, maintains, and preserves collections.

– Serves on interpretive services team and acts as an advocate for the mission of the Department.

– Performs reference services and technical assistance for the public and for requesting agencies.

– Assist in preservation and maintenance of Mississippi historic sites, collections, and resources.

— Performs similar or related duties as required or assigned.



A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited  four-year college or university.

Substitution Statement:

Above graduation from a standard four year high school or equivalent (GED), related education and related experience may be substituted on an equal basis.

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