Leesburg, VA: Library Genealogy Associate, Town of Leesburg – Thomas Balch Library

Job Opening Title: Library Genealogy Associate

Employer Name: Town of Leesburg

Job Location: Leesburg, VA

Application Deadline: 8/23/2019

Link to job posting: https://www.leesburgva.gov/jobs

Years of experience required: 2

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: The Thomas Balch Library is a history and genealogy library located in Leesburg, Virginia. The library, owned and operated by the town of Leesburg, serves as a designated Underground Railroad research site and has an active research program. The library is currently seeking a Genealogy Associate to add to its team. The Genealogy Associate will provide historical and genealogical reference assistance to the public; and be responsible for processing and maintaining genealogical research files and coordinating genealogical outreach and training. Weekend and evening hours may be required.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Genealogy, Library Science or History and two (2) years’ experience in a special collections library. Ability to obtain Genealogical certificates as researcher and instructor within two (2) years of employment; possession of a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record; certification in CPR/AED and First Aid or the ability to obtain within six (6) months of employment.

Preferred Requirements:
Master’s Degree in Library Science or History and two (2) years’ experience in a special collections library; genealogical instruction and research certification; knowledge of a second language such as Spanish, German, or French.

Salary Range: 48,925-83,085 DOQ.

Please visit www.leesburgva.gov/jobs for more information and to apply online. Resumes may be submitted as supplemental only. EOE/ADA.