Job Listing: Local Records Archivist

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Closes: December 16

Salary: $43,892 - $60,000 (commensurate with experience)  

The Library of Virginia is seeking two Local Records Archivist to carry out the daily responsibilities that ensure the proper identification, arrangement, description, and conservation of moderately complex and complex chancery and miscellaneous records comprising the records of Virginia's Circuit Courts. To facilitate public access to local government records collections through electronic finding aids and MARC records. To promote public use of local government records collections through outreach activities and professional development. These positions will support the Government Records Services Division in its work to collect, analyze, describe, catalog, and preserve archival and manuscript collections in order to promote universal patron access to the documentary heritage of the Commonwealth and its citizens. As the Commonwealth's library and archives, the Library of Virginia is a trusted educational institution dedicated to acquiring, preserving, and promoting access to unique collections of Virginia's history and culture and advancing the development of library and records management services statewide. The Local Government Records section supports this mission by preserving and making accessible the historical records of Virginia's Circuit Courts that date back to the 1600's. The Library of Virginia inspires learning, ignites imagination, creates possibilities, encourages understanding, and engages Virginia's past to empower its future. To be successful in this position, in addition to the qualifications listed, you will need to value working for an agency that fosters a diverse, open, inclusive, team-oriented work environment. Core Respoinsibilities 45% - Processing/Indexing 25% - Cataloging EAD/MARC 10% - Conservation 10% - Chancery and Infolinx Database Maintenance 10% - Outreach

Minimum Qualifications

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in US History, American Studies, Political Science, Library Science, or related field and entry level experience as an archivist.
  • Considerable experience with current national archival and descriptive standards and best practices, including working knowledge of MARC format, EAD, and DACS.
  • Considerable knowledge of Virginia state and local history and legal processes.
  • Considerable knowledge of standard archival conservation guidelines.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office with emphasis on database management.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new computer applications and skills quickly.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, arrange, and describe collections accurately.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively search for, evaluate, and use information.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated commitment to archival outreach and professional development.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations both internally and externally.

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced degree in U.S. History, Library Science, or related field and formal training in archives administration preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements

The selected candidate must successfully pass a criminal background check. A record of criminal history does not automatically bar an applicant from consideration. Employment verification and reference checks, to include current/previous supervisors, will be conducted.