Thursday, October 6, 2016

Arkansas State Archives Job Opening - Branch Archival Manager

 The Arkansas State Archives has a job opening for Archival Manager at our branch archives in Washington, Arkansas (Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives)

POSITION NUMBER:      22134032   
OPEN:   10/04/2016             CLOSE:  10/11/2016
SALARY:  $33,861             GRADE:  C118
LOCATION:    Historic Washington State Park, Washington, AR

Functional Job Title:  Archival Manager

Class Summary:  This position oversees the operations of the Southwest
Arkansas Regional Archives (SARA), a branch of the Arkansas State
Archives.  The position reports to the State Historian (Director) of the
Arkansas State Archives.  The position is governed by state and federal laws
and agency policy.

Examples of Work:
1.    Soliciting archival materials.
2.    Supervising professional staff, volunteers and interns.
3.    Processing archival collections.
4.    Creating finding aids and other descriptive tools to promote public
5.    Engaging in outreach activities.
6.    Digitizing collections.
7.    Responsible for the preservation and security of the collections.
8.    Serves as agency liaison to the SARA Foundation Board.
9.    Performs related responsibilities as required or assigned.

Working Relationships:  The Archival Manager has regular contact with agency staff, other state agencies, historical organizations, libraries, and the general public.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures.
Knowledge of historical archival management.
Knowledge of archival processing and storage methods and procedures. Knowledge of equipment used in archival processing, storage, and use. Ability to supervise a technical and administrative support staff in an archival operation.
Ability to develop policies and procedures and compile reports related to an archival operation.
Ability to communicate with donors concerning care and use of collections.

Minimum Qualifications (Applicants must meet or exceed):  The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in history or related field; plus three years of experience in a museum or archival operation, or related area, including one year in a supervisory capacity.

Special Requirements:  A valid drivers’ license and pre-employment criminal background check are required.  This position is subject to drug screening.

Applications are accepted online ONLY at

The Work History section of the application must be completed in its entirety.  Incomplete applications will not be processed.

This position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health and life insurance and retirement.

To find out more about the Arkansas State Archives division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, please visit