Williamsburg, VA: Associate Archivist, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Job Title: Associate Archivist


Benefits Eligible: Yes

Starting Rate: $33,450 – $44,600

Additional Benefits: Relocation eligible

Type of Position: Full-Time

Work Hours: Generally 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., 37.5 hours weekly, including occasional evenings, weekends and holidays for special events

Requires Valid Virginia Drivers License: Yes

Under general supervision, accessions, processes, preserves, and stores incoming paper and electronic records by using various indexing and storage technologies.

Responds to customer reference requests using various manual and automated retrieval systems.

Assists with the department’s overall records management and records disposition program activities.

Assists in training new employees, volunteers, and apprentices to use information retrieval aids.

Participates with Director and other Archives staff in providing tours and other demonstrations of department programs and systems to our customers and others.

Final candidates are to present in person to the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Employment Office a valid driver’s license and an original Motor Vehicle Record transcript (MVR). The MVR is to be no older than 30 days, issued by the same state as the driver’s license, and must cover the past seven years. Within sixty days new residents must obtain a Virginia driver’s license.

Must be able to handle confidential records and communicate with customers effectively orally and in writing.

Ability to (1) read and comprehend, (2) understand and follow instructions, (3) adapt quickly to changing work priorities, and (4) establish and maintain effective work relationships.

Personal computer experience.

Must be able to work independently and exercise sound judgment.

Demonstrated dependability, productivity, attention to detail, punctuality and efficiency.

Must be able to lift Archives boxes (30 to 50 pounds) and climb archives and records center ladders.

Must possess a valid Commonwealth of Virginia driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record as measured against Colonial Williamsburg’s criteria.

Above skills generally gained through completion of a B.A. in history or other related field, plus some post-graduate education in archives, library or information science; OR one or more years archives and records management experience in processing, storing, and retrieving archives/records/data.

Apply here.

Thanks to Carl C. for this one!

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