Dayton, OH: Archivist, History Associates

Job Opening Title:

Name of Employer:
History Associates

Job Site Location (City, State) :
Dayton, OH

Application Deadline:
May 31, 2023

Minimum Degree Requirement:

Years of experience required:

Salary Range:
50,000 – 55,000

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Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Include instructions for how to apply.:
History Associates Incorporated (HAI) is actively recruiting qualified individuals for an Archivist position that supports the Department of Veterans Affairs History Office (VAHO), the NVAHC Archives (NVAHCA), and the NVAHC Museum (NVAHCM). We are looking for qualified candidates immediately with employment contingent upon award of the government contract to HAI. Anticipated start date is June 2023.

HAI is a respected organization in the museum and archives field known for employing experienced archivists and historians who go above and beyond to meet our client’s needs. For a third year in a row, HAI has been named as a Great Place to Work!

The VA History Office (VAHO) was established on April 10, 2020, at the direction of the
Secretary of Veterans Affairs. VAHO’s mission includes the establishment of a VA history
program and the establishment of the National VA History Center (NVAHC) under development on the Dayton VA campus.

The primary location of work is the historic campus section of the Dayton VA Medical Center located at 4100 W Third St, Dayton, OH 45428 (NVAHC). Offsite performance locations (for interviews and archival research) will be primarily performed within the National Capital Region, Washington, D.C. Contractor personnel may be requested to work at the Government’s alternate locations during emergencies and emergency exercises.

Work schedule will be approximately 40 hours per week within normal business hours, starting no earlier than 0600 hrs. and ending no later than 1800 hrs. each day. You should be available to answer all routine matters during VAHO’s standard working hours, Monday to Friday 0800-1700 Eastern Time.  Occasional short-term, long-distance travel may be required.

This position is full-time; 40 hours per week and includes a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays; annual and sick leave; medical, dental, life, and disability insurance; and a 401(k) profit sharing.

Work responsibilities will include appraisal and acquisitions support, arrangement and description, processing, reference and access services, and administrative support.

Education Requirements
Requires bachelor’s degree in history, museum studies, or related field from an
accredited institution

Master’s degree in Library Science or Archives and Records Administration is strongly preferred.

Experience Requirements
Requires at least three years of professional experience in the archival industry, including records management, appraisal, processing, description, preservation, conservation, and digitization of analog and digital records. This work must include at least one year of experience processing, describing, and cataloging of archival materials.
Must be able to correctly lift 30-pound boxes of archival material.

Qualified applicants should send cover letter, resume, and names, email address, and phone number of three professional references to:

Doris Miles, Vice-President HR

History Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

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