Assistant Archivist

Application Deadline: 2023-05-28
Job Type: County
Job Description:

General Summary
The Assistant Archivist will conduct the day-to-day records management activities of the Door County Archives. In addition, the Assistant Archivist will aid in the creation and implementation of Door County Archives exhibits and programs, provide customer service to visitors to the Archives, and perform other Archives-related tasks under the supervision of the Museum and Archives Manager. This position is responsible for providing truthful and accurate written and verbal communications.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Job Functions
1. Organize, catalog and digitize archival materials to a professional standard.
2. Research, as necessary, historical and genealogical materials.
3. Assist the Museum and Archives Manager in creating and implementing Archives programs.
4. Work closely with county departments and their needs.
5. Participate in collaborative projects relating to Door County history.
6. Perform other job-related duties as assigned or directed.

General Job Functions
1. Outreach – present programs and events to the community and serve as a representative for the museum and its mission.
2. Collaborate with other groups and attend monthly Museum/Archives staff meetings and other related meetings as requested.


Required Training and Experience
1. Bachelor’s Degree in history or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
2. Valid driver’s license.
3. Strong computer skills, including Microsoft and Google applications.
Preferred Training and Experience
1. Previous experience working with archival materials.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
1. Knowledge of or ability to learn Door County history.
2. Knowledge of or ability to learn historical and genealogical research methods.
3. Ability to organize and describe diverse archival materials.
4. Ability to present programs to the community.
5. Ability to work well either as a member and or leader of a team.
6. Ability to work independently.
7. Ability to use tact and courtesy in maintaining an effective working relationship with department employees, county supervisors, county officials, and the general public.
8. Ability to read, comprehend, and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Physical & Working Conditions
Duties take place 50% in an office environment and 50% in an archival storage environment. The person in this position must be able to move about in both environments to access archival materials and equipment, and to monitor public access. Frequently moves boxes and other containers up to 50 pounds around the office and storage areas. Archival storage spaces may be narrow or confined. Environmental conditions in archival storage areas are maintained at 65 F ambient temperature and 50% humidity.

The person in this position will interact continuously with the public in person, via e-mail and over the telephone.

In an effort to provide for continuity of County government and to cope with the problems of the emergency, you may be required to work during a proclaimed state of emergency consistent with Sec. 323.14 Wis. Stats. and County emergency management plans and programs.

The above is intended to describe the general content of the requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

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