Current Employment Opportunities
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is a state agency and membership organization that is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The KHS mission is to educate and engage the public through Kentucky history in order to confront the challenges of the future.
The Manuscripts Archivist will promote the use of, and access to, the collections of the Martin F. Schmidt Research Library including manuscript, graphic, oral history and rare imprint materials. The Archivist is responsible for building, processing, cataloging and digitizing these collections as well as promoting their use by academic, educational and general audiences. The Archivist will also provide specialized customer services to researchers who use the collections of the Schmidt Library in person, by phone and written contact; and will participate in new media programs at KHS to promote collections.
- Masters degree in History, American Studies, Library Science or Archival Administration, or in a Humanities or Social Science field.
- 1 year experience working with special collections in a library or archival setting.
- Excellent people and presentation skills. Ability to speak with diverse groups of people in both formal and informal settings.
- Demonstrated proficiency in complex computer skills required, including Microsoft Office, content management systems (e.g. Drupal, WordPress, etc.), collection management systems (e.g. PastPerfect, OCLC, ContentDM, etc.).
KHS offers a competitive compensation package that includes paid health and life insurance, vacation and sick leave, holiday pay, state retirement and optional deferred compensation plan. This is a full-time position based in Frankfort.
To apply, e-mail cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please. Application deadline is May 27, 2015. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D
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