Project Archives Specialist

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Project Archives Specialist

San Francisco Maritime National Park Association (SFMNPA) is seeking a Project Archives Specialist to assist in the processing of approximately 125,000 original architectural and engineering drawings in the Bethlehem Steel Shipbuilding, San Francisco records, HDC 345, Series 11 (SAFR 17494). The work consists of inventorying and rehousing the collection currently stored in original tubes and includes documenting current conditions through written reports and digital photography. The position is a project funded position employed by the SFMNPA under a task agreement with the National Park Service. All technical work will be supervised by the Park Senior Archivist. All work will be completed on site at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s Collection and Archives Storage Facility located at Landmark Building E, Fort Mason, San Francisco, California.

The current position is funded for approximately 2 years. The project is planned to continue for up to 4 years depending on funding availability.

The NPS Collections Manager and Senior Archivist will plan and oversee all work in completion of the project. NPS will provide direction, workspace, and equipment. SFMNPA project staff will have access to secure museum collection storage, and all preservation and processing work will be done on site.

Ability and willingness to meet the physical requirements of the work, including the ability to lift and carry 50 pounds, to climb ladders and stack-stairs, to manage large or awkwardly shaped material, and to stand at and move around a large worktable for long periods of time, and ability to wear a respirator and other personal protective equipment.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills, experience, and education:

  • Undergraduate and/or graduate coursework and degree in library and information science, archival studies, museum studies, or closely related field.
  • Previous experience working in an archives handling, describing, rehousing, and storing archival collections. Experience with oversized architectural and engineering drawings is a plus.
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented, possessing strong organizational skills to effectively plan and complete assigned workload within defined timelines.
  • Excellent attention to detail and precise legible handwriting.
  • Intermediate or advanced skill using Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel, with ability to manually enter, manage, manipulate, and graphically display data. Experience in data management using MS Access and Excel as well as experience with digital camera photography, image management and editing is a plus.
  • Working independently and coordinate and guide a Project Archives Technician.
  • Willingness to take direction and follow instructions.
  • Ability to work productively, consistently, and cooperatively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals.
  • Proven ability to solve problems creatively and see projects through the full life cycle.

Fingerprints and a federal background investigation will be required.

Please submit resume to:

$32.21/hourly, plus benefits