Archivist Position at New Mexico Cultural Affairs Division

The State of New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs has announced an opportunity to become part of the archives team at the Historic Preservation Division during an exciting time of growth and transition.  

HPD is embarking on a project to inventory, make accessible, and popularize its holdings related to the architectural and cultural heritage of New Mexico.  

Our new full-time Archivist ? Operational, will work with records that include:  Historic photos, architectural drawings, cultural histories, records of historic buildings, historic and cultural landscapes, archaeological sites, building rehabs, and public interpretative and public history projects such as walking tours and local history and culture publications.  While we have large holdings of traditional photographic and paper records, HPD is also beginning an initiative with born-digital records.  

Work just a few blocks of the historic Santa Fe Plaza, including the state Art Museum, History Museum, Palace of the Governors Photo Archive, the main library, and numerous art galleries.  Other Santa Fe museums in the Department of Cultural Affairs family include the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and the Museum of International Folk Art.  

Full benefits, including retirement pension (the full benefits kind like employees used to regularly have).  Non-exempt, and covered by collective bargaining unit.  Free parking in adjacent structure, or convenient super clean city bus service is $20 per month.  

Opportunity for growth in a setting that invests highly in professional development and continuing education.  

This position reports directly to our program manager, having all the benefits of working for a really excellent supervisor.  (I know, I have the same boss!)  

Santa Fe is ranked the top city in the US for clean air by Time Magazine, Best Small City in America (Cond? Nast Traveler?s Readers? Choice Awards), and one of 10 Great Places to Live by Kiplinger's.  Its high quality of life has been touted by CNN Money.  

Santa Fe provides excellent skiing and year-round outdoor sports (hiking, mountain biking, etc), and hosts a number of good time national and international events, including the annual International Folk Art Market (a 21st century convening of the Silk Road http://www.folkartalliance.org ), the high art Santa Fe Indian Market (in its 93rd year), and, in summers, the internationally ranked Santa Fe Opera.  And yes, Project Runway's Patricia Michaels is from Taos Pueblo just up the road.  

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor?s Degree in Archival Administration and Public History, History, Archeology, Anthropology or Library Sciences and one (1) year work experience in archiving and/or record keeping. Any combination of education from an accredited college or university in a related field and/or direct experience in this occupation totaling five (5) years may substitute for the required education and experience.

The position announcement is for grant-funded term.  It is what it is.  On the other hand, that's how many of our positions are structured.  In the last three years alone we've had two people retire from their grant-funded term positions with full benefits.  

The official announcement and online application are available at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/newmexico/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1084606 .  Closes this Friday 03/06/15 11:59 PM Mountain Time.  Please read carefully the website's instructions about how to calculate job experience.  You may wish to use the online Experience Calculator (http://www.spo.state.nm.us/State_Employment.aspx ).  Accidental overestimation of job experience time requires disqualification of an application, so as with any government application site, please check all instructions carefully.  Contact info for further questions is included in the posting.  Thank you for looking and good luck!

Anna Naruta-Moya, PhD, CA
Archivist

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From: Announcements, DCA
Sent: Friday, February 27, 2015 8:51 AM
Subject: DCA Job Opportunity - Archivist-Operational (Santa Fe/HPD)

NEW MEXICO STATE PERSONNEL OFFICE
invites applications for the position of:
Archivist-Operational (DCA #10109293)

Please do not contact the Department of Cultural Affairs Human Resources Bureau about this posting.  Questions about the position should be directed to the ?Agency Contact? listed at the bottom of this message.

SALARY:

$13.83 - $24.06 Hourly
$28,766.40 - $50,044.80 Annually


OPENING DATE: 02/24/15

CLOSING DATE: 03/06/15 11:59 PM

DEPARTMENT: Department of Cultural Affairs

LOCATION: Santa Fe (City)


JOB DESCRIPTION:

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Attached resumes will not be reviewed or considered. You are required to include your work experience in the Work Experience section of your application.  If you have previously included work history on a resume you must transfer your work history into the Work Experience section prior to submitting your application.  For more information please visit our website:  Employment with the State of New Mexico<http://www.spo.state.nm.us/applicationguide/#Scene001>

Purpose of Position:
This position will help the Historic Preservation Division (HPD) meet its mission objective to curate and archive the many permanent records and valuable historic documents maintained by the division. This position will also play an instrumental role in HPD's long-range goal to better serve the public by transitioning toward a fully on line digital repository.

This position is a Pay Band 60.


CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION:

Archivists-Operational<http://agency.governmentjobs.com/newmexico/default.cfm?action=viewclassspec&classSpecID=823486&agency=2219&viewOnly=yes>


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor?s Degree in Archival Administration and Public History, History, Archeology, Anthropology or Library Sciences and one (1) year work experience in archiving and/or record keeping. Any combination of education from an accredited college or university in a related field and/or direct experience in this occupation totaling five (5) years may substitute for the required education and experience.

Employment Requirements:
N/A

Statutory Requirements:
N/A


SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

Benefits:
Do you know what Total Compensation is?
http://www.spo.state.nm.us/total-compensation.aspx

Working Conditions:
Working on computers, network digital scanners, MS office products and digital imaging and GIS software, walking ,reaching, stooping, kneeling and climbing.

Conditions of Employment:
Working Conditions for individual positions in this classification will vary based on each agency?s utilization, essential functions, and the recruitment needs at the time a vacancy is posted. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

Default FLSA Status:
Non-Exempt. FLSA status may be determined to be different at the agency level based on the agency?s utilization of the position.

Bargaining Unit:
This position may be covered by a collective bargaining agreement and all terms/conditions of that agreement apply and must be adhered to.

Agency Contact Information:
Lynnis Jacks, (505) 827-4259 or email: lynnis.jacks@state.nm.us<mailto:%20lynnis.jacks@state.nm.us>

Link to Agency:
http://www.newmexicoculture.org/welcome.html

Applicant Help/How to Apply:
http://www.spo.state.nm.us/State_Employment.aspx


APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.spo.state.nm.us

2600 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505


Job #2015-00866
ARCHIVIST-OPERATIONAL (DCA #10109293)
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