University of Missouri System, The State Historical Society of Missouri
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To collect and process collections, conduct research room services, and promote manuscript materials through outreach activities.
Accession, arrange, describe and otherwise process manuscript, photograph, audio-visual, oral histories, electronic records, and other research materials in accordance with standard and local principles and practices.
Assist in the appraisal of records and items within the collection.
Maintain an accurate and complete collection description and inventory. Prepare reports and statistics on work progress.
Assist in the development of strategies for the preservation and reformatting of materials in the collection.
Conduct basic preservation of materials such as cleaning and mending of damaged papers.
Assist in providing reference services to researchers.
Research, plan, and execute tours, exhibits, and other outreach efforts.
Continue education through attending conferences, seminars, and professional meetings.
Other duties as assigned.
General supervision is received from the Associate Director in consultation with the Senior Manuscript Specialist.
Functional supervision may be exercised over office support staff.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Excellent verbal, communication, and public speaking skills.
Experience with Microsoft Office including MS Access and MS Word, Adobe products, and CONTENTdm.
Ability to lift and carry 35 to 40-pound boxes is mandatory.
Salary begins at $16.92/hr and commensurate with education and experience.
Successful candidates are expected to have a master's degree in History or Library Science or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.
Preference will be given to candidates who are accredited archivists and have archival experience in collecting, processing, description, preservation, and digitization of collections.
Demonstrates understanding of archival standards including EAD, MARC, and DACS.
Experience working with audio-visual materials.
Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of the history of Missouri and the Midwest.
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