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Archives and Information Services

Position Title:


Archives Assistant

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Work Location:


1201 Brazos - Austin, TX 78701

Working Hours:


Part Time - 20 hours a week

Salary Group:



Classification No.


7350 - Librarian Assistant

Job Posting No.



Monthly Salary:



Date Job Available:


February 1, 2019

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Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the fields no applicable MOS for Library Assistant or other related fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirements may meet the minimum qualifications for this position and are highly encouraged to apply. Please call Human Resources at (512) 463-6564 with questions or foradditional information. Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at


Performs entry level archival work. This is a part-time temporary position for 20 hours per week, up to a maximum of 240 hours.  Under the supervision of the Assistant Director for Archives, the Archives Assistant will process and rehouse late 20th century records, and draft descriptive finding aids. Works under close supervision, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


Organize and process late 20th century archival records
Rehouse archival records into acid-free folders and boxes
Prepare inventory list and descriptive finding aids for archival records
Attend work regularly and in accordance with agency leave and attendance policies
Comply with all applicable agency policies and procedures, including safety and standards of conduct
Complete other related duties as assigned


May lift or move heavy objects, such as boxes of archival records or supply materials
Write report or blog entry on work accomplished


High school diploma or equivalent
Demonstrated professional work, volunteer or class room experience in handling archival materials
Experience using Microsoft office software
Visual acuity, manual dexterity, and legible handwriting
Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally

Coursework in archival methodology or enrollment in an advanced degree program in library science or archival methodology
Experience processing archival materials
Experience working with organizational records
Knowledge or use of XML software for coding finding aids
Ability to decipher 20th century handwriting
College level coursework in American or Texas history or government
Experience using MS Word, Excel, and Access

Criminal history check will be required of successful applicant
Ability to lift and move boxes weighing 40 pounds
Non-smoking work environment

Reports to Assistant Director, State Archives, Archives and Information Services Division
Have no supervisory responsibilities

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