Archivist -- Texas State Library & Archives Commission -- Austin, TX

Division: Archives and Information Services
Position Title: Archivist
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Work Location: 1201 Brazos - Austin, TX 78701
Working Hours: M-F 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Salary Group: B-14
Classification No. 7405 - Archivist I
Job Posting No. 00023170
Monthly Salary: $3300 (Monthly)
Date Job Available: June 15, 2022

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Performs routine (journey-level) archival work. Work involves organizing, analyzing, and preserving records, archives, and manuscripts; preparing basic inventories, indexes, guides, and aids to facilitate access to information; and conducting research. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


  • Organizes and processes government records and manuscripts in various formats including electronic
  • Prepares indexes, inventories, EAD/DACS compliant finding aids, and catalog records in accordance with accepted standards
  • Researches, reviews, and appraises government records and manuscript collections in all formats for archival value; recommends appropriate disposition; reviews records retention schedule appraisals
  • Facilitates transfers of archival records from state agencies and donations of manuscript materials from individuals and prepares accession records
  • Provides basic reference, research, and technical assistance to State Archives customers in person, by phone, or mail
  • May review records for information excepted from the Public Information Act and assist with redaction of restricted records, which may include disturbing images or information
  • Prepares and presents reports formally or informally, in person or in writing
  • Attends work regularly and in accordance with agency leave and attendance policies
  • Complies with all applicable agency policies and procedures, including safety and standards of conduct


  • Assists with division outreach efforts including exhibits and social media posts
  • Performs basic collection preservation, holdings maintenance, and relocation as required
  • May serve on internal committees
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in history, government, library science, or related discipline, with at least 3 semester hours completed in archival administration
  • Work experience which can include intern, capstone, or volunteer experience equal to at least 6 months in the arrangement and description of archives and manuscripts
  • Experience using word processing, database and spreadsheet applications
  • Knowledge of archival methodology, practices, procedures, and standards
  • Ability to work semi-independently and to exercise professional judgment
  • Ability to collect, organize, research, and interpret information from various sources and to compose descriptive narratives
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to move boxes weighing up to 40 pounds
  • Ability to work in a team environment


  • Experience working with database or archival content management systems
  • Experience using DACS, EAD, XML, and MARC
  • Experience conducting research or assisting others in an archive setting
  • Experience processing state government records and producing finding aids
  • Experience accessioning archival materials
  • Experience appraising government records or manuscript collections.
  • Experience processing electronic records
  • Knowledge of the Texas Public Information Act
  • Coursework in Texas history and/or government
  • Certified Archivist designation
  • Digital Archives Specialist certificate


  • College transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) must be submitted at the time of application
  • Submission of a finding aid developed solely by the applicant must be received at the time of the application
  • Criminal history check will be required upon contingent offer
  • Occasional overtime work, including nights and weekends may be required


  • Reports to Archives Supervisor
  • Has no supervisory responsibilities
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