The vision of the Division of Archives and Records is to be a national leader in providing quality guidance on information stewardship in North Carolina and in creating simplified and integrated access to authentic information. The State Archives of North Carolina's mission is to collect, preserve, manage and provide access to information that protects citizen rights, documents North Carolina history and culture, promotes transparency, and encourages stewardship of government records.
The Collections Management Branch of the Division of Archives and Records is responsible for a wide variety of conservation, preservation, imaging, micrographic, and photographic functions. Among its responsibilities are creation of security images of public records for state, local and municipal agencies; protection of the State Archives' security microfilm holdings in its vaults; photographic and microfilm duplication services; conservation treatment of documentary material; preservation reformatting of collections; photography services; and preparation of original collections for exhibits.
Description of Work: Work will involve some travel, as well as occasional nights, weekends and Saturday work in the Search Room on a rotating basis. Duties may include but are not limited to:
Oversight of all activities of the branch, including the conservation lab, photography lab, and imaging unit.
Supervises branch employees, manages branch orders for supplies, equipment, and maintenance contracts.
Oversees all preservation programming within the division, including disaster response plan, environmental monitoring and policies regarding care, handling, and storage of records.
Works closely with division management on issues such as records management, electronic records preservation, and outreach, including division tours.
Works with other units of department and state government to protect cultural assets of state before and after a disaster.
Serves on division management team and provides input on development of policies, workflows and programs for records management, digitization of collections, preservation needs and outreach programming.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES / COMPETENCIES:
To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must provide the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form, listed as general statements, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit.
Demonstrated experience in preservation and conservation of paper and non-textual media and must have knowledge of current developments and practices in archival preservation.
Required knowledge of archival and records management principles.
Knowledge of digital imaging, micrographics, and traditional photography including knowledge of records and information management principles as they relate to micrographic and digital reformatting, preservation and conservation, and application and use of imaging systems.
Demonstrated experience in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating projects; developing and administering budgets; and overseeing programs across division lines.
Demonstrated experience in overseeing preservation projects, collection inventories, and collection surveys to determine conservation or preservation needs for collections.
Demonstrated experience in using software packages, such as MS Word, Access, and Excel, and specialized preservation software for environmental monitoring.
Must be able to lift at least 40 lbs. and can unpack, shelve, and shift large quantities of archival materials, unassisted. May be required to stand for long periods of time.
Must be able to work in an environment in which exposure to chemicals, dust, and mold is possible.
Preferred previous experience conducting treatment of special collections, including rare or valuable book and paper materials in a library/ archives setting or in a private conservation lab.
Preferred coursework in library and archival studies specializing in preservation and care of historical materials.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Master's degree in history, public history, public administration, library science, or a related social science from an appropriately accredited institution and four years of progressive experience in archives and records work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Internal Number: 18-08367 AH60083389
About STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
The State Archives of North Carolina's mission is to collect, preserve, manage and provide access to information that protects citizen rights, documents North Carolina history and culture, promotes transparency, and encourages stewardship of government records.The Collections Management Branch of the Division of Archives and Records is responsible for a wide variety of conservation, preservation, imaging, micrographic, and photographic functions. This position has oversight of all activities of the branch and works closely with division management on issues such as records management, electronic records preservation, and outreach, including division tours.