Skagway, AK: Archive and Paper Conservation Project Manager (short term), NPS Klondike Goldrush National Historical Park

Job Opening Title: Archive and Paper Conservation Project Manager NPS Klondike Goldrush National Historical Park Skagway, Alaska

Employer Name: The Great Basin Institute

Job Location: Skagway, Alaska

Application Deadline: 10/15/2022

Salary Range: Wage: $24.00 to $29.50 hourly, depending on education and experience

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Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Working in collaboration with the National Park Klondike Goldrush National Historic Park (KLGO), we seek to hire an Archives and Paper Conservation Project Manager to join our Research Associate (RA) Program. In this first phase of a multi-year project, the Project Manager will support archiving and preserving historic documents in KLGO’s collections that are of national significance and will be conserved, cataloged, rehoused for long-term storage, and digitally preserved for improved access in alignment with NPS required standards and archives field preferred practices. Additionally, the Project Manager will lead a team of interns in implementing appropriate archives and conservation treatment, providing long-term storage conditions, and digital data processing.

Archival/Conservation Duties:
• Stabilize historic documents and letters through cleaning, humidification, flattening, and repairs under guidance of paper conservator and supervision of park curator (training provided)
• Rehouse historic documents and letters in archival materials
• Create digital surrogates of historic materials
• Manage and enter controlled vocabulary and metadata in tracking spreadsheets
• Interior Collections Management System (ICMS) database updates
• General support for museum housekeeping: routine cleaning of collections areas, implementation of pest management strategies, and environmental control monitoring.

Project Manager Duties:
• Manage, and direct an annual team of three (3) interns;
• Arrange logistics for conservation workshop
• Manage and arrange purchase of project supplies
• Develop and manage a detailed project schedule and work plan;
• Provide project updates on a consistent basis to various stakeholders about strategy, adjustments, and progress;
• Monitor progress and make adjustments as needed; and
• Measure project performance to identify areas for improvement.

• Initial appointment: 34-weeks beginning in October/November 2022, or upon availability and successful completion of a Department of the Interior (DOI) Background Investigation (BI)
• Full-time (40 hours per week)
• Project is estimated to run for two (2) to three (3) years


• Educational experience: a Master’s degree ($29.50) or Bachelor’s degree ($24.00) in library and information science, archival studies, museum studies, history, or closely related field;
• Previous experience working in an archives setting, including arranging and describing, processing, cataloging, researching, preserving, and housing of collections;
• Experience with using museum or archival databases;
• Ability to work with minimal direct supervision;
• Self-motivated and detail-oriented, possessing strong organizational skills to effectively plan and complete assigned workload within defined timelines;
• Proven ability to solve problems creatively and see projects through the full life cycle;
• Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with a diverse audience including co-workers, subordinates, members of the public, and agency personnel;
• Intermediate or advanced skill using Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel, with ability to manually enter, manage, manipulate, and graphically display data;
• Flexibility to handle competing and changing priorities with a positive attitude;
• Ability to work productively, consistently, and cooperatively independently or as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals;
• Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license; and
• Ability to complete activities including prolonged periods of deskwork, lifting and moving of heavy items weighing 25 pounds or more.

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