Job Posting: Photo Archivist, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

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The Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center has an immediate opening for a full time (40 hr/wk) Photo Archivist for the Atwood Resource Center. Under general supervision of the Resource Center Manager, the Photo Archivist is responsible for the overall care of the Museum’s photograph collections including planning, organizing, acquiring, processing and preserving photographic materials.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Solely responsible to identify, arrange, inventory, organize and preserve photographs and manuscript materials so they are accessible for reference
  • Maintain national archival standards and utilize specific archival training to catalog archival collections, including maintaining accession records
  • Create finding aids; manage archives content, collection descriptions and indices in the Museum’s electronic database systems to make materials available to Museum staff and the public
  • Provide reference assistance and instruction to researchers and members of the general public
  • Manage photographic preservation and digitization projects utilizing staff and volunteers
  • Promote active use of the collections through collaboration with local, regional and statewide outreach programs including exhibitions and publications
  • Research, identify, and recommend archival material for acquisition through donation
  • Work closely with other Museum staff to promote active use of Resource Center collections in education, research and community service
  • Train and supervise volunteers and interns in the care and processing of historical photographic images.
    Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program in library and information science with a concentration in archives administration, special collections or related discipline with formal coursework and experience in the care and management of historical photograph collections.
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; strong service orientation, and demonstrated ability to work well with the public. Must be detail oriented.
  • Two years relevant professional experience in the management and development of historical photograph collections in an archive, library or museum.
  • Ability to work effectively on teams.

The Anchorage Museum offers a competitive salary and full benefit package. Interested parties should submit a completed application, resume and cover letter to the attention of Jacquelyn Hoflich, SPHR, Human Resources Director via email; fax (907-929-9216); or mail to 625 C Street, Anchorage, AK 99501. Resumes will not be accepted without a completed application. Applications and additional information is available at

Position closes when filled.

“AMA will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex or marital status or who is a ‘qualified individual with a disability,’ as that phrase is defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. AMA will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and that employees are treated during employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, marital status or physical or mental disability.”

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