The Arizona Historical Society (AHS) is seeking an Archivist to be 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. You will be responsible for assisting with: • Arranging, describing, and preserving library/archival collections according to national standards; • Providing reference service (in-person, via email; via phone); • Participating in revenue generation and asset management; • Assisting with the growth, development, promotion, and access to AHS collections; • Assisting/participating in educational and outreach programs; • 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
Preferred: Certification in the Academy of Certified Archivists; Written and verbal mastery of the Spanish language; minimum of (1) year of professional archival experience OR (2) years of student level work in archives that includes reference and access experience.
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.