The York County History Center, a cultural non -profit located in downtown York, PA, seeks an Assistant Librarian/Archivist who will ensure visitors and volunteers in the Library & Archives enjoy exceptional service and experiences. This is a one-year, part-time/temporary position, requiring 22 hours per week.
The Assistant Librarian/Archivist is responsible for assisting patrons and volunteers in the Reading Room; answering phone calls, emails and letters in a timely manner; assisting with research and photo reproduction requests; maintaining visitation, volunteer and related statistics; assisting with updates to the History Center webpage and other marketing for library programs; assisting with setup and facilitating library-related public programs; assisting with office and archival supply orders; assisting in arranging, describing, and creating finding aids for new accessions and older collections to improve community access ; assisting with special projects and exhibit research; assisting with preparations for moving collections, including boxing, labeling and data correction and tracking ; and other duties as needed. Must be available to work nights and weekends as needed.
Skills necessary to perform the position include strong organizational and communication skills. Familiarity with library procedures, archival arrangement procedures and/or genealogical research sources and methods are preferred. Familiarity with computers , scanners and digital cameras as well as Microsoft programs a must, experience with PastPerfect Museum Software is a bonus. Must be able to lift 30 lbs. A valid PA driver’s license is required. Must secure a PA Background check. A BA in American Studies, History, Library Science or related field is required.
The York County History Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Please submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references no later than March 1, 2019 to: Assistant Librarian/Archivist Search, York County History Center, 250 E. Market St., York, PA 17403. Electronic submissions are welcome at email@example.com. No phone calls please. www.yorkhistorycenter.org.