Remote Work: PT Archival Consultant – Grant Project (short-term), Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records

Job Opening Title:
Archival Consultant – Grant project

Name of Employer:
Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records

Job Site Location :
Remote

Application Deadline:
January 10, 2023 or until filled

Minimum Degree Requirement:
Mater’s degree in library science, archives management, public history, or a related field

Years of experience required:
3

Salary Range:
Not to exceed $6,615.00 for completion of the project

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Include instructions for how to apply.:
RECRUITMENT: ARCHIVAL CONSULTANT (Temporary, part time, remote)

The Nevada State Library, Archives, and Public Records Division invites applicants for the following part-time temporary position funded by the National Historic Records Preservation Commission. Position is contingent upon funding. Position does not include benefits. Consultant will be required to:
• Obtain/maintain a current Nevada business license: https://www.nvsos.gov/sos/businesses
• Comply with insurance requirements: https://risk.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/risknvgov/content/Contracts/AffidavitOfRejectionOfCoverage.pdf
• Complete and adhere to a Nevada State contract (to be completed at time of hire): https://purchasing.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/purchasingnvgov/content/Contracts/ShortFormContract.docx

JOB TITLE: Archival Consultant

JOB SCOPE:
The State of Nevada Library, Archives and Public Records Division seeks to hire an Archival Consultant for a total of 45 to 50 hours. The work is to be completed 100% remotely. The schedule is flexible, with the expectation that the Consultant will communicate with stakeholders during business hours (Pacific Time) and complete the work within the project deadlines. The Consultant will survey repositories/custodians of Nevada’s historical records/archives to identify their holdings and needs and report on their findings and recommendations. They will update an existing contact list of repositories to be made available online to increase networking and awareness of historical archives/records in the state. The Consultant will report to the Chair/Coordinator of the Nevada State Historical Records Advisory Board (NVSHRAB). Total consultant fees not to exceed $6,615.

• In collaboration with the Chair of NVSHRAB, develop a survey of 50-75 Nevada repositories (including historical societies, tribal archives, museums, academic institutions, and other custodians of historical records and manuscripts)
• Create and manage an online survey to assess repositories’ needs
• Follow up via phone to obtain survey responses from institutions who lack the technical infrastructure or skills to complete the survey online
• Update the contact list of Nevada repositories, to be linked to the Nevada SHRAB web page
• Assess survey findings, prepare report, and make recommendations for actions to meet the greatest needs of Nevada’s records repositories, with a particular focus on smaller, underfunded, and/or marginalized groups

COMPETENCIES:
• Evidence of sensitivity to persons of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Working knowledge of Word, Excel, and online survey tools
• Experience working both independently and in collaboration with a team
• Evidence of professional engagement

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Master’s degree in library science, archives management, public history, or related field
• Minimum 3 years of work-related experience in an archives or records setting
• Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in the management of archives and records

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Experience working with small historical societies, tribal archives, and/or museums
• Experience administering surveys

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
The application consists of a cover letter and resume in response to this informal solicitation.
• Email application materials to Nevada’s SHRAB Chair: Cyndi Shein cshein@admin.nv.gov
• Email subject line: SHRAB Consultant Application
• Submission deadline: January 11, 2023 at midnight Pacific Standard Time

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