Job: Archivist, Winter Park Public Library, Winter Park

29 Jul 2016 8:48 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Job title: Archivist (part educator, part researcher, part event planner)
Department: Adult Services
Pay range: $38,000.00 annually, DOQ
Position type: Full-time, exempt position with excellent benefits
Applications due August 19, 2016

Job description:

In a community passionate about its past, you make history come alive. You create amazing experiences for our Library patrons. You care about preservation. You use your tech-savvy skills to digitize our unique collection. You are the person who connects patrons with information they seek. You develop and implement outstanding programs. You are a trainer and program coordinator at the library. You forge connections with local history organizations. You are a leader, knowledgeable on all Library operations and respected for your ability to make patrons thrilled about the Library. Ready to join our dynamic team and help us launch exceptional Library services into the 21st century?

Who you are:

  • Whether in front of a group of people or working one-on-one, you’re a natural-born teacher.
  • You understand patron needs and enjoy connecting them with the right solutions; you’re a sleuth at heart.
  • You love discovering and sharing history.
  • You are an active listener with lots of patience; you’re intuitive to people’s needs.
  • You engage well with others and are passionate about providing an exemplary customer experience.
  • You’re a team player who thinks quickly on their feet.
  • You’re excited about the prospect of growing and learning in a changing environment.
  • You geek out about organization, metadata and finding new ways to catalog.
  • You inspire fun in the people around you.

Work you’ll love:

  • You develop and conduct programs, presentations and workshops and create participatory experiences for our patrons.
  • You are the genius, go-to local history expert in the Library.
  • You are a wizard at running our upcoming memory lab and teaching our Library patrons and staff how to use the equipment and online databases.
  • You design “how to” training for Library patrons and staff on history center resources.
  • You share your passion by acquiring new items for our collection and creating engaging, beautiful exhibits and displays.
  • You love meeting and inspiring new people. You enjoy talking about history and family trees.
  • You are the outgoing tour guide of our local history; you share your knowledge about our community’s history while inspiring your group.
  • You are an explorer; you get out from behind your desk and engage with patrons, helping them with their journey through our amazing Library.
  • You are a leader, happily taking on lead responsibilities, including person in charge, trainer of staff, and lead over other staff.
  • You reach out to the community, providing classes, talks and workshops in the area.
  • You make friends; you build relationships and collaborate with key community partners.
  • You know your way around technology, having the ability adapt and seek out new ways to promote and preserve our collection, and maintain our online history portal.
  • You are an experienced preservationist with solid knowledge of preservation best practices and experience in managing digital-archival projects.
  • You’re an outside-the-box thinker, skilled in collaboration, and want to lead the development and growth of innovative information delivery.
  • You have experience curating physical and online collections and you’re eager to try new approaches; you’re skilled in managing special collections resources in print, digital and other formats.
  • You keep up-to-date on archival management practices, procedures, and trends.
  • You inform patrons and staff about intellectual property issues related to archives, libraries, and special collections and copyright issues associated with print and digital technologies.
  • You do the right thing. Every decision you make and action you take is an opportunity to demonstrate our collective integrity.

Do you have what it takes?

  • Bachelor’s degree in history or related field
  • Accredited MLS or Master’s degree preferred
  • Experience with special collections digitization
  • Continuous learner
  • Digital literacy
  • Library experience preferred
  • Ability to obtain a valid Florida driver’s license
  • Flexible schedule, including nights and weekends

Your job will involve being “on the move” in our Library and community: You need to stand, walk, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, climb, push/pull up to 50 pounds, and lift up to 25 pounds.

We are guided by these shared values:

  • Passion for sharing knowledge
  • Caring for our patrons and each other
  • Eagerness to learn
  • Optimistic attitude

Why Winter Park Public Library? A job with us is a chance to use your knowledge and experience to enable transformations every day. You will be instrumental in entertaining, educating and enlightening our patrons, whether they’re researching genealogy, scanning old photo albums, discovering our history collection or learning something new at one of our many intriguing and entertaining history programs. As you help and inspire others, you will also be inspired.

This opportunity comes in the wake of our community approving a multi-million-dollar new state-of-the-art library and events center, which includes an expanded history center. You will bring a strong vision for the future of this exciting project.

Email a resume and cover letter by August 19, 2016.
Nicole Heintzelman, Head of Adult Services - nheintzelman@wppl.org
No phone calls, please.

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