Tennessee Department of State
Tennessee State Library & Archives
Archives Development Program
The mission of the Office of the Secretary of State is to exceed the
expectations of our customers, the taxpayers, by operating at the highest
levels of accuracy, cost-effectiveness, and accountability in a customer-
Supervisor: Assistant State Archivist
Duties and Responsibilities:
* Responsible for site inspections and surveys of county and municipal records management offices and archives.
* Conduct discussions with local government officials, archivists, historians, and genealogists about developing, equipping, supplying and operating local archives.
* Conduct discussions with local government officials and archivists about the application of electronic processing and imaging systems to local records.
* Manage Education Outreach program and interacting with K-12 teachers, students, and education officials to enhance TSLA's educational resources and increase their use by the school-age population.
* Prepare and distribute informational literature on local archives management to and for local government archives and records managers.
* Develop and deliver training workshops for local archivists and provide staff support for the Tennessee Historical Records Advisory Board.
* Conduct discussions with the records management division, the county technical assistance service, and the municipal technical advisory service about the development and employment of records disposition schedules for local records.
* Represent the Tennessee State Library and Archives at professional and historical meetings in order to share experiences and solve problems related to archives and local records management.
* Record and report the work of the Tennessee State Library and Archives local records development program.
* Other archival duties and functions as assigned; including but not limited to digitization and metadata, oral history collections, processing state records and donated manuscript materials in the Tennessee State Library and Archives and assistance with the archives microfilming program, public research requests, records conservation and the like.
Education and Experience
* Master's degree in American History or related field.
* Experience equivalent to three years of professional archival work, including at least six months experience in arranging and describing records of county courts and other county government agencies.
Knowledge and Abilities
* Demonstrated ability in verbal communication with all levels of community professionals and citizens.
* Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the process and principles of records appraisal and disposition and the basic principles of archival theory and practice.
* Knowledge and understanding of current literature on and archival implications of electronic information processing and imaging systems.
* Candidate must be willing to travel regularly and extensively throughout the State of Tennessee to the sites of local government records offices and archives. A valid driver's license is required.
* Physically able to endure and maintain an acceptable level of performance in confined quarters and dusty or damp conditions during examination of neglected records storage.
* Physically capable of lifting and carrying books and boxes of records up to twenty pounds, up flights of stairs.
* Candidate must demonstrate minimal competence in database and word processing skills and basic familiarity with emergent information systems technologies.
* Project management skills and experience.
Salary: $3,489 per month plus State of Tennessee benefits package.
To apply, please email your letter of interest and resume to Maggie Bahou,
Director of HR, sos.hr(at)tn.gov or mail to the above address by Friday,
December 21, 2012.
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