Frankfort, KY: Archivist I, Kentucky Dept for Libraries & Archives

Job Opening Title: Archivist I

Employer Name: Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives

Job Location: Frankfort, KY

Application Deadline: 01/18/2019

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Years of experience required: 1

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Advertisement Closes
1/18/2019 (7:00 PM EST)
Archivist I
Pay Grade 12
Salary $2,427.44 Monthly
Employment Type
Executive Branch | Chapter 18A | Full Time, Eligible for Overtime Pay | 37.5 HR/WK
Hiring Agency
Education & Workforce Development Cab | Department for Libraries & Archives
300 Coffee Tree Rd
Frankfort KY 40601 USA
It is the mission of the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives to provide information access for the citizens, businesses, and agencies of the Commonwealth. To help the state maintain its competitive edge, the department offers comprehensive services which assure that our clientele have access to information resources: virtual, physical and human. As one of 10 state agencies in the country to combine library, archival, and public records programs, the department is uniquely positioned to meet these needs.

Our programs are structured to link the enduring resources of archival collections with the contemporary information resources of government and libraries. From this comprehensive perspective, the department is helping preserve the Commonwealth’s rich legacy as it contributes to building a stronger Kentucky future.

This position will be located in the Archival Services Branch and will staff the Archives Research Room which provides customers access to public records in the Departments’ collections in addition to offering research and reference assistance for on-site and off-site customers. We are seeking a charismatic and customer service oriented individual to join our team as an Archivist I.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Provides assistance to customers in using the resources of the State Archive and staffs the Archives Research Room desk. Performs research and respond to telephone, mail and email request for information.
• Accession, appraise, arrange, describe and preserve historical public records and makes these records available for research.
• Transfer records from state and local government agencies to the State Archives. Retrieve and refile original records as requested by agencies and for on-site customers.
• Participate in special archival projects and outreach activities as needed.
• Perform other duties as required.
The successful candidate for this position will have experience with research and reference materials and knowledge of digital information systems and library cataloging tools. A passion for information literacy and a dedication to quality customer service is highly preferred.
Minimum Requirements
EDUCATION: Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor’s degree in history, library science, public administration, social science or a related field.

EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, OR SKILLS: One year of professional archival experience in one or more of the following areas: reference, appraisal, description, preservation, or arrangement of documents, or requisite skills. The experience, training, or skills requirement cannot be met with only requisite skills.


Substitute EXPERIENCE for EDUCATION: Professional archival experience in one of the above areas will substitute for the education on a year- for- year basis.

Working Condition
Work is typically performed in a library setting. Handles records which have dust, mold and potentially unhealthy materials on them.
Probationary Period
This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 6 months. For additional information refer to:
If you have questions about this advertisement, please contact Walter Bowman at .
An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D