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  • 23 Feb 2021 4:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    HERstory: Women in History Internship Fund
    In honor of Jeanne Edge Evans & Bickley Wilson

    The Women in History Intern will work with the Orange County Regional History Center (OCRHC) to uncover and bring visibility to the important roles and contributions of women throughout Central Florida’s history. The intern must possess a strong interest in seeking valuable museum experience and demonstrate an interest in researching diverse women’s history stories and museum studies. The History Center will work with each individual’s area of interest, but some projects may be guided by current staff priorities, preferences, and deadlines. This internship will offer a stipend of $2,400 to help defray the cost of living, transportation, etc. in Orlando, Florida, and will be paid bi-weekly based on hours contributed. Due to the ongoing pandemic, whether this internship is onsite or virtual will be discussed and decided with the candidate and in keeping with the History Center’s safety precautions at the time.

    Timeline: This internship takes place during select internship cycles—spring, summer, or fall. The anticipated length of this internship is 6 weeks to 3 months. This internship can be full-time or part-time with a minimum of 240 total hours required, with a 16-hour minimum per week falling between Mon-Fri, or, when the internship supervisor is available.

    Eligible for Academic Credit: OCRHC does not award credit, though interns may receive program or course credit for this experience only if approved by their educational institution. Interns are responsible for providing all documentation, requirements, and evaluation materials to their supervising curator at the beginning of the internship. OCRHC and staff reserve the right to refuse or terminate interns who do not meet the minimum requirements for the position at any point during the program which may result in incomplete course credits.

    • The OCRHC aims to help diversify the museum field by providing guided learning opportunities to individuals from varied economic, ethnic, cultural, social, and educational backgrounds. All gender identities are welcome to apply.
    • Must be interested in pursuing a museum, public history, history, public administration, education, or other related career
    • Have completed their junior year of undergraduate study, be a graduate student, or have recently graduated from a related degree program.

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Basic research skills
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite and working knowledge of Adobe Suite
    • Pursuing a museum career

    Apply by Providing:
    • A cover letter that clearly states how your skills/experience qualify you for the position, why you are interested, and how the internship fits into your academic and/or career goals.
    • Resume
    • A letter of recommendation from a former or current employer, professor, or advisor
    • A 3 page (or 3 page excerpt) writing sample.
    • An essay, in no more than 500 words, “If you could dream up any project to uncover women’s history, what would it be and why?” (This will not necessarily correspond with your potential project at The History Center.)

    Application packages are due by March 29, 2021, please send to

  • 05 Feb 2021 8:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Position # 45945153

    OPS Clerk – Archives Assistant

    Bureau of Archives and Records Management

    The State Archives of Florida announces the availability of one part-time position assisting State Archives of Florida staff with clerical duties at the Archives Reference desk. This is an O.P.S. (Other Personal Services) position and not part of the State of Florida Career Service System.

    The State Archives places special emphasis on making its collections available to a wide variety of researchers, including historians, lawyers, government officials, students, genealogists and others interested in Florida’s government, its people and the events that have shaped its history. The Reference Unit assists researchers in using our collections and provides reference services on-site or by telephone, mail or email.


    Provide assistance to the Archives Reference staff.

    Assist with the transport and shelving of boxes.

    Duplicate archival records.

    Enter patron and use data into the Archives automated cataloging system.

    List or index records using the Archives automated cataloging system or standard desktop applications (e.g. MS Word, Access, Excel).

    Other related duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications

    At least two years’ credit toward a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

    Familiarity with desktop computer applications.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree in History, Political Science, Public Administration, or Information Studies.

    Coursework in Florida history or government.

    Coursework, formal training or work experience in archives or records management.

    Understanding of Florida Public Records Law.


    Effective oral and written communications skills.

    Ability and willingness to lift and carry boxes weighing up to 40 pounds repeatedly on a daily basis.

    Ability and willingness to carry out routine duplicating tasks for many hours at a time.

    Strict attention to detail in organizing and performing assigned tasks.

    Discretion in maintaining confidentiality of information in records.

    Reliable attendance.

    Working hours: Part-time, Monday thru Friday, not to exceed 20 hours per week, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Pay: $10.00/hr.

    Please submit a resume showing your qualifications for this position; copy of college transcripts; and at least two employment reference contacts to Jacklyn Attaway at Application or resume must include all previous employment.


    A Level 2 criminal background check is a condition of employment.  If selected for this position, you must provide your fingerprints.  We will send your fingerprints to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a criminal background check.


    We are committed to enhancing our workforce through the employment of Veterans, individuals with disabilities and seek qualified candidates from diverse cultures and backgrounds, abilities, skills, and talents to join our inclusive workforce.

    Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website:

    The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

    Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority. Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

    The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

    Application or resume must include all previous employment.

  • 11 Dec 2020 12:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Digital Media Archive Specialist provides ongoing support of Brandfolder, the digital asset management solution of WWP, by collecting and organizing WWP’s digital assets and making them available and accessible to the organization. The Digital Media Archive Specialist will be the lead for the organization's digital assets, including archiving, organizing and maintaining a digital library. This position will establish a centralized repository to streamline the process for accessing digital assets. The Digital Media Archive Specialist will manage an extensive portfolio of projects and provide relevant support to colleagues throughout the organization.

    Position Based in Jacksonville, FL

    $45,000 to $75,000, based on experience and Great Benefits. Salary + Bonus Potential + Excellent Benefits. Work-life balance is a priority.


    • Serve as the lead for the organization's digital asset management solutions
    • Create and manage a central repository for the organization's digital assets
    • Archive and organize photos and other assets for us by the entire organization
    • Provide support to colleagues on an ongoing basis to assist with their digital asset needs
    • Identify areas for improvement and establish solutions to improve the digital assets archiving process


    • 2+ years of relevant work experience in digital archiving
    • Ability to manage a high volume of projects simultaneously
    • Familiarity with digital asset management solutions

    Knowledge, Skills Abilities

    • Demonstrated working understanding of Digital Access Management (DAM) solution services and processes.
    • Demonstrated understanding of media storage solutions.
    • Demonstrated understanding of media-related software especially,Adobe Creative Cloud.
    • Demonstrated ability to use different modules of integrated, library systems.
    • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office using MAC and Windows.
    • Demonstrated diligence in troubleshooting and problem solving.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively handle multiple priorities with a strong attention to detail in a fast-paced environment. Good organizational skills. Effectively prioritize tasks and requests and complete assignments and meets deadlines.
    • Good written and oral communication skills.
    • Good interpersonal skills with an ability to collaborate effectively with internal teammates and external resources.
    • High energy level. Self-starter. Ability to work independently to accomplish tasks and assignments.
    • Mission-driven, guided by core values, and a pleasure to work with.

    Education & Experience Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree. Equivalent combination of education, experience, training, or certification may be considered in lieu of degree.
    • Two years of experience coordinating digitization projects.
    • Two years of experience working with digital archiving, multimedia, or in an audiovisual setting.
    • One year of experience maintaining relationships with vendors.


    • Bachelor’s degree in a digital media-related field.
    • Three years of experience working with Premiere Pro or similar software

    Equal opportunity employer.

  • 08 Sep 2020 8:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The purpose of this position supports the implementation, management, assessment of discovery and repository tools for digital collections. The selected candidate will take a lead role in the creation, maintenance and stewardship of digital collections, including the digitization of special collections. This position will also provide strategies for effective management and preservation of library digital assets and will coordinate workflows and policies as they pertain to the libraries' digital program; provide technical expertise in the application of methods used to grow, develop and manage digital collections; identify grant opportunities and work collaboratively to create proposals in support of digital initiatives. Primary duties include but are not limited to: training and guidance of project participants as well as plan, coordinate, and oversee the basic digitization workflow; handling rare or fragile originals based on archival and preservation standards; scanning a variety of materials to archival specifications using image capture technologies, networks, computer hardware, and software; organizing, inspecting and ensuring quality of captured image files produced by others in the unit;  delivering files and related technical metadata to next stage of workflow. 

    Also, this position will assist and support the initiatives of the section, to expand access to and  promote the Libraries archives, manuscripts and its special collections at the Flagship locations. Our Flagship libraries have a rich collection documenting the anthropology, geology and archival history; it features manuscript writings and books, including first edition titles, limited printings autographed and rare publications, and the African American experience and the African Diaspora; the extensive collection of books, personal papers, organizational and institutional records supports research in education, literature, and community.

    Additionally, this position will lead responsibility and significant input into digital collections procedures related to managing, scanning and uploading documents to ContentDM, and other Library systems while ensuring full and accurate metadata for those objects.  Other responsibilities include but are not limited to, assisting with metadata creation using non-MARC metadata schema and standards, such as Dublin Core or DACS and assist in directing the work assignments of a team of metadata specialists and scanning technicians.  

    Salary: $46,325.34 - $73,935.06 Annually

    Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Full information and to apply:

  • 01 Sep 2020 3:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in History, Art History, English, Library Science, Archival Science or related field. Certificate in Archives from accredited institution or a minimum of one year archiving experience.

    Closing Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020

    Location: Miami-Dade Public Library System, Special Collections & Archives, Main Library, 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida

    Recruitment Notes: This is a 58 hour bi-weekly, part-time position, hourly wage range $23-35.

    Job Opening Number: 60206

  • 10 Jun 2020 10:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Position Details

    • Type: Full Time
    • Offered by: Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, 311 Peruvian Avenue, Palm Beach, Florida 33480
    • Salary: Salary Dependent on Experience and Includes Full Benefits Package, range $45,000-60,000/year
    • Deadline: July 31, 2020
    • Position Reports To: Executive Director
    • Position Description: Director of Archives

    The Director of Archives is responsible for the access to, professional care, daily management, and maintenance of the Foundation's archives including its organization, preservation, and storage.

    The Director of Archives is responsible for promoting the Foundation's archives and collections through programming and social media strategies that increase awareness of the Foundation and cultivate the next generation of stewards.

    The Director of Archives is responsible for collaborating on special exhibitions and publications that advance scholarship in the architectural, cultural, and ecological heritage of Palm Beach.

    How to Apply

    Applicants should submit electronically a letter of interest, three professional references, and supporting documents addressing the qualifications and responsibilities specified to Amanda Skier, Executive Director at askier AT Please indicate "Director of Archives Recruitment" in the email-subject line. Please submit all applications by close of business on July 31, 2020.

    Major Qualifications:

    • M.A. or M.L.I.S. in Archives, Library Sciences, Museum Studies, or related field with formal training in archives management and preservation or commensurate experience.
    • Three years of archives experience is required.
    • Experience with professional archives management software and environmental monitoring applications.
    • Supervisory experience.
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and administration skills; ability to effectively utilize technology in support of these skills.
    • Excellent analytical, research and writing skills.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Coordinate and facilitate archives access requests by staff, members, and the public, as well as responding to archives information inquiries and requests.
    • Work with donors and staff to acquire new collections.
    • Responsible for archival maintenance including: Organizing, digitizing, and rehousing collections; Ensuring accurate and up-to-date inventories, describing collections and writing finding aids.
    • Manage archival policies and procedures.
    • Reassess collections in storage and space needs.
    • Facilitate Preservation Foundation publications through communication with publishing houses and authors.
    • Produce scholarly articles and publications.
    • Assist Director of Programming with research for exhibitions and preparation of information.
    • Promote Foundation's collections and resources by developing and implementing public programming and social media campaigns.
    • Collaborate with other institutions to facilitate reciprocity in resource sharing.
    • Train and supervise archival interns and volunteers.
    • Update and manage department's webpages.
    • Coordinate with vendors for best IT practices.
    • Maintain yearly budget.
    • Assist staff with Foundation business including daytime and evening events.
    • Other duties as assigned.

  • 21 Mar 2020 2:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Full Immersion.

    Records Analysts:
    Work for Our Water Resources.

    Dive in, explore your potential, and commit to a cause that matters—for today and generations to come. Take up challenges that take on greater meaning by the day. Drive a variety of projects and initiatives with life-changing impact. Be part of an entrepreneurial team that is committed to preserving one of our most vital resources. And build a career that can become your life’s work with the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District).

    Join our General Services Bureau
    and make a lasting impact.  

    Support our Document Services Section by providing guidance, instruction, and coordination of records retention objectives to our District staff. You will have the opportunity to serve as liaison to all Bureaus and Sections regarding the education and implementation of the District’s records retention policies, procedures, and processes. A key responsibility of this position is supporting the District’s Records Management Program. This will include records analysis, retention, and disposition in accordance with administrative, legal, fiscal, and historical requirements. Duties will require in-depth knowledge and experience in the field of Records and Information Management. You’ll have the chance to work with a wide range of teams in this promising position, each of which plays a vital role in our efforts to preserve our most valuable natural resources.

    For helping to maintain our valuable water resources, we offer:

    • Real work-life balance

    • Paid holidays, vacation and sick leave

    • Medical, dental and vision insurance

    • Basic and voluntary life and AD&D insurance

    • Long-term disability

    • Supplemental insurance

    • Prescription drug coverage & mail order program

    • Health savings & flexible spending accounts

    • Employee assistance program

    • Legal and identity theft

    • Wellness program

    • Florida retirement system/retirement benefits

    • Deferred compensation

    • Public service loan forgiveness qualified employer

    • Tuition reimbursement

    • State adoption benefit program qualified employer

    • Training and development resources

    • Innovative projects

    • Advanced technologies

    Compensation: $49,462.40 - $82,451.20

    Essential Functions

    • Develop, implement, and administer a District-wide Records Management training program.

    • Perform records inventories and audits on an established schedule.

    • Manage and direct projects for 1B-26 compliance.

    • Review retention schedules and make recommendations for maintenance and protection of records.

    • Assist in establishing procedures for implementing records management programs, such as document imaging and physical records storage.

    • Assist in the research, coordination, and maintenance of new technology and methods related to records management, including document imaging systems and methods.

    • Train District staff in records management, including records retention procedures and automated records retention systems; assist in the development of training materials to meet users’ needs; schedule and coordinate training sessions.

    Required Credentials for Records Analyst Opportunity

    • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an accredited college or university in Library Sciences, Public Administration, Business, or related field.

    • Four (4) years related work experience in records management principles and practices.

    • Ability to manage multiple projects effectively using time management skills.

    • Ability to effectively communicate technical and procedural information to groups and individuals.

    • Knowledge of electronic records management tools and practices.

    • Experience performing records inventory and audits.

    • Valid driver's license.

    Preferred Credentials for Records Analyst Opportunity

    • Records Management coursework.

    • Experience managing electronic document repositories, inclusive of storage, retrieval and life-cycle management.

    • Records Management professional certification such as IGP (Information Governance Professional), CRA (Certified Records Analyst), CRM (Certified Records Manager), FCRM (Florida Certified Records Manager), ERM (Electronic Records Management), or ECM (Enterprise Content Management).

    How to Apply: 

    Please use the link provided to submit your application. All applications must be submitted through the District’s careers page to undergo consideration. 

  • 29 Feb 2020 6:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Sallie B. Phillips Archival Scholarship provides future archivists with the opportunity to gain firsthand experience working with special collections. Ms. Phillips is a longtime Trustee of the Foundation and graciously underwrote the digitization of the organization's architectural collections.

    The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach is looking for graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in a degree-seeking program in Public History, Library and Information Science, or Historic Preservation to participate in a six-week program this summer. The Foundation is a private, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the preservation of the historic, architectural, and cultural heritage of Palm Beach, Florida. The Foundation’s mission is to encourage the community to learn about and save the historic buildings that truly make Palm Beach special.

    Interns will be exposed to challenging, professional opportunities while working in the archives of the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach. Interns will learn to properly store, preserve, digitize, and restore architectural renderings, rare photographic materials, and other special collections items.

    Download the application

    Applications are due May 3, 2020.

    For questions regarding the internship, please contact our Director of Archives, Shellie Labell, at

  • 25 Feb 2020 4:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Digital Scholarship Librarian will be responsible for implementation of a program of support for innovative digital research projects and activities. This position will work collaboratively to support the scholarly and research activities of FSU faculty, researchers, and students by developing specialized research and instructional partnerships; contributing to the digital scholarship support efforts of the Libraries; and providing general research support, instruction, and outreach to campus partners. This position will also support the growth of the Libraries’ efforts to support expansive digital publication projects through library publishing endeavors.

    Anticipated Salary Range: Low- mid $50,000's; commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications.

    More information and to apply

  • 25 Feb 2020 4:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This position is located in Southeast Archeological Center.

    This is a temporary appointment not-to-exceed one year with potential to be extended for an additional one year for a maximum of two years based on agency needs and potential funding.

    Catalogs objects with designated NPS catalog program using established NPS procedures. Implements museum maintenance and housekeeping schedules and performs routine cleaning of museum collections storage. Prepares, maintains, and organizes automated curatorial records including accession records, catalog records, and donation forms. Maintains and updates cataloging and database. Performs annual museum inventory and reporting. Uses archives and museum collection to provide answers to research requests from outside researchers and from park staff and monitors museum facility during research appointments.

    $34,916 to $45,393 per year

    More information and to apply:

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