Archivist- Part Time (Springfield, MO Location)
Columbia, MO 
Posted 4 days ago
Job Description
Hiring Department

State Historical Society

Job Description

Basic Functions and Responsibilities

To process manuscript collections, conduct research room services, and promote manuscript materials. This position is part time, approximately 20 hours per week, and will be located in Springfield, MO

Key Responsibilities

  • Accession, arrange, describe and otherwise process manuscript, photograph, audio-visual, oral histories, electronic records, and other research materials in accordance with standard and local principles and practices.
  • Assist in the appraisal of records and items within the collection. Maintain an accurate and complete collection description and inventory. Prepare reports and statistics on work progress.
  • Assist in the development of strategies for the preservation and reformatting of materials in the collection.
  • Conduct basic preservation of materials such as cleaning and mending of damaged papers.
  • Promote collections using social media platforms and SHSMO publications.
  • Continue education through attending conferences, seminars, and professional meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Successful candidate is expected to have a master's degree in History or Library Science or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.
  • Should have experience with Microsoft Office including MS Access and MS Word, Adobe Acrobat, and CONTENTdm.
  • Excellent visual, communication, and public speaking skills.
  • Ability to lift and carry 35 to 40-pound boxes is mandatory.


  • Preference will be given to candidates who are accredited archivists and have archival experience in collecting, processing, description, preservation, and digitization of collections.
  • Demonstrates understanding of archival standards including EAD, MARC, and DACS.
  • Experience working with audio-visual materials.

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Part Time
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
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