The Arizona Historical Society (AHS) is seeking an Archivist to serve as the Team Leader of the Southern Division of Library & Archives. The Archivist is responsible for the cycle of a collection from the initial acquisition of records with significant historical and research value in any format (print, photograph, sound, moving images, digital) to the arrangement, description, cataloging, preservation and providing reference for these materials. As the agency’s records officer, the Archivist will provide oversight for organization, classification, storage, access/discovery, retention and destruction processes for both electronic and paper-based records. In this role, you will serve as the Senior member of professional staff who will: • Prioritize, arrange, describe, and preserve library/archival collections according to national standards; • Assist with evaluations of staff members; • Monitor and report on revenue and expenses; • Monitor archive environment • Model archival best practices and the spirit of “public service”; • Recruit, develop, and manage skilled volunteer programs, including training, evaluation, and retention; • Assist the Division Director to develop, update, and implement divisional policies and procedures; • Serve as the Records Officer, managing records retention for the Agency and acting as a liaison to State records management department; • Assist with the growth, development, and promotion of library and archival collections; • Other duties as assigned
Master’s degree in either Library Science with an archive focus from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program; a Master’s degree in Archival Studies or Archives; or a Master’s degree in History with (3) three years of experience in records management or technical archival work.
Preferred: Minimum 3 – 5 years of professional archival experience; Certification in the Academy of Certified Archivists.
Established by an Act of the First Territorial Legislature on November 7, 1864, the Arizona Historical Society (AHS) is Arizona’s oldest historical agency. AHS serves as the steward of state history, fulfilling its mission to collect, preserve, interpret, and disseminate the history of Arizona and the West. Collections, housed in AHS museum facilities throughout the state, provide premier resourc...es for recounting Arizona’s past and are invaluable tools for promoting public understanding of contemporary issues. The Arizona Historical Society — through its exhibits, programs, publications, and outreach engages people in the exploration of Arizona’s diverse cultural and natural history.