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Date: Fri, 10 Jan 1997 09:05:15 EDT
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Subject: JOBS: Archivist - CA

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Subj:   Calif. Academy of Sciences Archivist

                     POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
                       ACADEMY ARCHIVIST

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Academy Archivist reports to the Academy
Librarian.  Under the general direction of the Academy Librarian
the Archivist has overall administrative responsibility for the
Academy Archives.  The incumbent will plan and implement
programs of public and technical services consistent with the
overall goals and objectives of the Academy Library in
conjunction with the California Academy of Sciences Center for
the History and Philosophy of Science, develops the Academy
Archives as a focal point for advanced education and research.

TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
-    Archival programs:  archival programs plans, liaison with
     other archival programs and resources.   Develops grant
     support in conjunction with the Development Department
-    Records management:  serve as the Academy Records Manager
     (includes records surveys, appraisals and the development
     of disposition schedules)
-    Accessions archives and manuscript collections
-    Processing of archival records (includes arrangement,
     cataloging and description)
-    Technical services:  plan for integration of archival
     computer-based technologies in conjunction with overall
     Academy Library and Academy-wide automation
-    Access and reference services:  develop programs and
     procedures for user access to the Archives
-    Conservation and preservation of archival records and
     materials
-    Collection development:  provide primary Archival and
     Academy Library support for the California Academy of
     Sciences Center for the History and Philosophy of Science
-    Staff/volunteer training, supervision and evaluation
-    Coordinate audio-visual services:  working with the Image
     Management Librarian the incumbent will develop programs of
     management and support for California Academy of Sciences
     audio-visual resources (including photographs and slides,
     audio, video and machine readable image/sound processing)
-    Follow all Academy safety regulations
-    Other duties as assigned
 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
-    M.L.S. from an A.L.A. accredited library school with an
     emphasis on archives or the equivalent graduate level
     training in archival management
-    Undergraduate or graduate level academic training in
     history of science and/or the natural sciences or
     comparable work experience preferred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
-    Ability to serve as the Academy's key resource person with
     respect to both Archival collections and the history of the
     Academy
-    A comprehensive working knowledge of contemporary
     professional standards for archives in an academic/research
     library setting
-    Ability to effectively communicate with library users and
     staff and particularly to teach skills of resourcefulness
     and self-reliance
-    Strong fundamental knowledge of state-of-the-art
     applications of computer technology particularly those
     related to archives and non-print media
-    Ability to work independently with a consistently high
     level of energy, commitment and imagination in solving
     problems
-    Ability to work well as part of a dynamic goal-oriented
     library service team and to engender a high level of
     enthusiasm and commitment in fellow staff and volunteers

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS:  $1,092.31 bi-weekly, excellent benefits.
Send a letter of interest and resume to California Academy of
Sciences, Human Resources Department #ARC, Golden Gate Park, San
Francisco, CA  94118.  Application deadline 3/15/97.  No calls
please.

The California Academy of Sciences is a Natural History Museum,
Aquarium, Planetarium and Research Institution located in Golden
Gate Park, San Francisco.

The California Academy of Sciences is an Equal Opportunity
Employer committed to diversity.