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Archives/Collections Manager

  • August 27, 2021 1:22 PM
    Message # 10961614

    St. Lawrence County Historical Association

    Canton, New York

    Archives/Collection Manager

    The St. Lawrence County Historical Association and Silas Wright House Museum, archives and reading room are home to numerous unique historic documents, photographs, maps, books, and other resources available for research use by genealogists, students, and the general public.

    Core Responsibilities, but not limited to:

    Daily management of the SLCHA archives and reading room

    Greeting and assisting in-person researchers

    Helping to develop and implement policies for archival collections at SLCHA

    Supervising archives volunteers and interns

    Fulfilling research requests that come in via phone, email, and website

    Education & Experience Requirements:

    B.A. required, preferably in History, English, or other humanities field

    Three years of archives experience, at least two years as manager

    Supervisory experience

    Required Skills/Qualities:

    A friendly and professional demeanor

    Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing with fellow staff members, trustees, and visitors/researchers

    Experience and comfort with computers, Windows PC operating system

    Demonstrated experience with digital photography and processing, and scanning equipment

    Demonstrated ability and experience using PastPerfect Museum Software PastPerfect Online

    Demonstrated experience with archival and collections policies including accessioning and acquisitions

    Ability to work both independently and with a team

    An eye for detail

    Prospective Hours and Schedule:

    Full Time

    Tuesday through Saturday

    Salary: $30,000, plus a $3,000 health insurance stipend

    To Apply: Email cover letter, resume and three references to: archsearch@slcha.org

    Applications accepted until 5 p.m., Friday, September 24, 2021


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