Photo Archivist, Austin, TX

Job Title: PHOTO ARCHIVIST <!– –>
Location: United States, Texas, Austin  
Job Types: Professional
Categories: Entry Level
Archives/ Records Management
 
PHOTO ARCHIVIST
Texas House of Representatives

Applications are now being accepted for the position of: Photo Archivist

Full Time Position

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
= Performs complex archival and indexing work.
= Will develop new digital library with digital photographs.
= Work involves
– caring for and preserving permanently negatives/photographs;
– analyzing, arranging records and archives;
– preparing inventories, indexes, guides, and other finding aids to facilitate access to records;
– and assisting users by making records, documents and information available or by locating other reference materials.
= Works under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
= Arranges and describes state government records and photographic images.
= Prepares and maintains computer cross index of members’ digital images.
= Prepares and maintains digital images photograph files according to index file system.
= Digital images checked in and out.
= Provides professional reference and research services to archive users in person, by telephone or mail.
= Assists in locating records appropriate to research and photographic printing needs.
= May assist with special projects such as members’ composite and other publications.
= Performs related work as assigned.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
= Experience in archival work.
= Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a graduate degree in history, government, library science or a related field is generally preferred.
= Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
= Knowledge of professional archival methods, practices and procedures.
= Familiarity with investigative research procedures; and the application to the management of an archival depository.
= Ability to collect, organize, research, interpret and submit descriptions of digital photographic index.
= Computer skills and knowledge of database is very important.

MONTHLY SALARY: $2828.83 PER MONTH
OPENING DATE: March 28, 2008
CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

APPLY TO:

House Payroll/Personnel Department
House of Representatives
John H. Reagan Building, Room 210
Austin, Texas 78701

The House of Representatives is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you require reasonable accommodations during the application process, please call 463-0865.

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