Temporary Position Available: Archivist/Education Director
The Fort Larned Historical Society, owner and operator of the Santa Fe Trail
Center Museum/Library has an opening for the position of Archivist/Education
The Museum is seeking a full time Archivist/Education Director for a limited
term one year. The Project Archivist will play an essential role in the
digitization project. Duties include but are not limited to:
. Processing and creating descriptive aids for backlogged and new archival
. Create an evaluation process to select archival materials to be digitized.
. Participate in the scanning process and data entry of digitized archival
materials (photographs, paper records etc.).
. Provide guidance and supervision of volunteers involved in scanning archival
. Develop and presenting guided tours to scheduled groups
. Recruit, train and schedule volunteers who also conduct tours through the
. Assist with the planning and installation of exhibits in the main galleries
of the museum as well as the outside buildings.
. Assist in researching and developing the interpretive text for the exhibits.
. Cataloguing books in the museums research library
. Assisting researchers
. Completing research request both in person and through e-mail, or phone
Museum and Community Information:
The Santa Fe Trail Center is an American Association of Museums accredited
history museum telling the story of the transportation route once known as the
Santa Fe Trail. The exhibits show this freighting trail during its commercial
days and through the time of settlement along the ruts of the old trail. The
museum is located just outside the small rural community of Larned, Kansas, a
town of 4,500. The museum is two miles from Larned and
four miles from Fort Larned National Historic Site, operated by the National
Park Service. Larned is 120 miles from Wichita, KS, 300 miles from Kansas
City, MO and 400 miles from Denver, CO.
Education and Experience Requirements:
A potential candidate should have a master's degree in Archival Studies,
Museum Studies or related field from an accredited institution. An
undergraduate degree in history with an emphasis in US Western history is
preferred. Candidates need to demonstrate an understanding of archival
management practices, have strong interpersonal skills, good verbal/written
communication skills, and is self motivating. Experience with a collections
management software database and familiarity in using photo imaging software,
Microsoft Office applications and digitization experience is a plus.
This position is offered as a full time limited term position of one year at
$10.00 an hour. Applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, and names
and contact information for three references via U.S. mail or email to:
Anna Bassford, Director/Curator
Santa Fe Trial Center
1349 K-156 Hwy
Larned, KS 67550
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