Raleigh, NC: Archivist III, State Archives of North Carolina

Job Opening Title: Archivist III

Employer Name: State Archives of North Carolina

Job Location: Raleigh, N.C.

Application Deadline: 5/11/2022 5:00 PM Eastern

Salary Range: $46,203 – 59,963

Link to job posting: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/northcarolina/jobs/3507401/archivist-iii

Years of experience required: Three years of progressive experience in archives and/or records management

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: **This vacancy announcement is to fill three positions.** Position #s are 60083334, 60083351, and 60083356. You only need to apply one time to be considered for all three positions.

The primary purpose of the Special Collections Section is to manage and administer a comprehensive statewide program to identify and appraise potential donations for historical and research value, as well as negotiate with potential donors. Section staff seek to preserve, protect, arrange, describe, and make available to the general public the “private and unofficial historical records and other documentary materials relating to the history of North Carolina.” These materials include private manuscript collections, photographs and other audiovisual materials, map collections, military collections, organization records, academic records from defunct post-secondary schools, research libraries, original works of art, and other materials housed at the State Archives in Raleigh and at the regional repositories in Asheville and Manteo. These positions will require the Archivist III to have the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, as well as establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, government officials, and the public. Positions will require persons to have the ability to interpret and apply thorough knowledge of concepts of fair use, intellectual property rights, copyright law, and state and federal public records laws.

Key Responsibilities:
– Coordinates the acquisition of private manuscripts, organizational records, or military collections records, and other materials which complement and supplement the public records of the state of North Carolina and that document its history, people, and culture.
– Collaborates on development of division acquisition priorities and other section policies. As part of section team, analyzes and improves arrangement and description guidelines for special collections materials.
– Arranges and describes materials to professional and division standards and implements practices and procedures to make them accessible for research by staff, government employees, and the public.
– In collaboration with Digital Services Section, identifies collections for digitization and inclusion in the North Carolina Digital Collections. Digitizes materials for other division social media platforms. Creates metadata for digitized materials that conforms to division standards.
– Creates finding aids and cataloging data adhering to professional and division standards.
– Creates tools and resources, such as blog posts, social media content, exhibits, printed resources, and programs designed to enhance public knowledge of collections and to enhance outreach efforts to diversity and broaden the collecting scope of the division.
– Collaborates on arrangement and description projects for other section collections.
– Oversees and trains volunteers and interns on special projects relating to the private collections and other special collections materials.
– Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders on projects involving Special Collections Section operations and collections.

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