Archivist – National Park Collections at Interior Region 11 – Anchorage, Alaska

National Park Service
Anchorage, AK
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Last Date to Apply
Great Basin Institute, founded at the University of Nevada Reno in 1998, is a mission-driven non-profit organization headquartered in the eastern foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. GBI has been a leader in the conservation stewardship field for over two decades, supporting thousands of individuals pursuing a career in public land management or advancing their academic standing. An interdisciplinary field studies organization, GBI promotes environmental research, education, and conservation throughout the West. The Institute advances ecological literacy, professional development, and natural/cultural/recreation resource management through educational outreach and direct service programs. Partnering with federal, state and local governments, as well as other NGOs and researchers, GBI supports projects in eleven western states ranging from Alaska to New Mexico, and southern California to northwestern Wyoming. Working in collaboration with the National Park Service Alaska Regional Office Curatorial Center, we seek to hire an Archivist to join our Research Associate (RA) Program and provide archival resource support in Anchorage, Alaska. The Archivist will work with park record collections related to resource management that are housed at the regional office, including records from Wrangell-St. Elias Park and Preserve. Archivist activities will include arrangement, physical processing, rehousing, creation of finding aids, and cataloging of, minimally, 200 linear feet of archival material, which includes paper records and audiovisual formats such as photographic prints, negatives, slides, audiocassettes, and digital media. More specifically, the Archivist’s duties will include, but may not be limited to: Working with park staff to identify records for appropriate disposal; Preparing and organizing permanent records for retention; Arranging, describing, and rehousing permanent records for addition to park archives; Producing a finding aid and catalog record for the archival records that are processed; The work is partially sedentary with prolonged standing, walking, and bending often required, and lifting and moving of heavy items weighing 50 pounds or more.
Educational experience with a bachelor’s degree in library and information science, archival studies, museum studies, history, or closely related field – applicants currently enrolled in a program leading to a master’s degree in information science or museum studies are strongly encouraged to apply; Previous experience working in an archives setting, including arranging and describing, processing, cataloging, researching, preserving, and housing of collections; 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; Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with a diverse audience including co-workers, 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 50 pounds or more. Successful applicant(s) must complete a Department of Interior (DOI) Background Investigation (BI) or submit paperwork to NPS human resources indicating an active and fully adjudicated BI has already been completed prior to beginning position. If you already have a fully adjudicated BI, please let us know in your application.
Contact Person
Emily Daybell
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