Orange County Regional History Center
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The Orange County Regional History Center is seeking a highly qualified individual to fill the position of Archivist (Museum Registrar). The History Center is a national multi-award-winning, AAM accredited, and Smithsonian affiliated institution centered around its mission: to serve as the gateway for community engagement, education, and inspiration by preserving and sharing Central Florida’s continually unfolding story.
This position is responsible for the daily management and care of the museum’s archival collection including storage, preservation, exhibition, and research, the acquisition, accession, and de-accession of all archival items, and assists other members of the History Center’s staff in developing exhibits and other research related tasks. Work is performed under the supervision of the Curator of Collections.
Reports to: Curator of Collections
- Process archival collections, including institutional archives and museum records, to professional standards.
- Assists the Curator of Collections in managing the archival collection of the museum.
- Performs specialized procedures in archive handling, management, storage, preservation, and exhibition.
- Obtains, develops, organizes, and catalogs new collections of individual archives to enhance and improve existing inventories.
- Maintain and improve archives directory in Proficio database including the user interface.
- Preserve and monitor archival collections through environmental controls and appropriate housing. Manage the relocation of archival collections storage onsite and offsite as needed.
- Identifies, researches, and prepares archival collection items for exhibit displays.
- Maintains records of and prioritizes processing backlog.
- Responds to all requests for archive research from public and private interests.
- Coordinates, trains, and supervises volunteers that work in the collections area of the museum.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in History, Museum Studies, Library Sciences, Anthropology or a closely related field and two years of experience working in a museum, archive, library, or closely related field which includes artifact and/or archive care and handling.
- Knowledge of standards and best practices in archival theory and practice, preservation concepts, principles, and methodologies, digitization, local research tools, and finding aids.
- Knowledge of workflows for preservation digitization, ingest, metadata creation, and quality control of images.
- Positive attitude, good interpersonal skills, flexibility and commitment to collaboration, customer service, strategy, and innovation.
- M.A., M.L.I.S., or certification in archives, library science, museum studies, or related field with three years formal training or experience in archives management and preservation or commensurate experience.
- Strong organizational, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills.
- Detail-oriented with ability to organize and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
- Familiarity with Proficio and Preservica.
- Experience in conservation techniques and digitization, digital preservation practices and standards
The Orange County online application, in addition to a cover letter and resume, must be completed for a candidate to be considered. Complete work history, including internships and volunteer positions must be included in the online application or it will be deemed incomplete and may not pass screening. Please include a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document during submission.
The above description and qualifications are not all-inclusive and represent a majority of the key responsibilities of this position. Other duties may be assigned as required to fulfill the directives of the strategic plan or the museum. Work environment is a combination of office setting with some driving between the office to the museum and off-site storage; must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.
*Final Candidates must successfully pass a background screening and fingerprinting, must be able to live and work in the United States, and will be required to pass a drug test. Interview and relocation expenses are not offered.
Hours Per Week: 40 Hours, exempt
Schedule: Generally, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, evenings and weekends may be required.
Primary Work Location: Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32801 with significant portions of time spent at the offsite facility located approximately 30 minutes from the museum.
Salary: $22.65 to $26.05
*Potential salary exceeding the minimum is evaluated by Human Resources and the Department Director