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Archives and Information Services

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Work Location:


1201 Brazos - Austin, TX 78701

Working Hours:


M-F 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Salary Group:



Classification No.


7405 - Archivist I

Job Posting No.



Monthly Salary:


$3150 - $3400 (Monthly)

Date Job Available:


December 15, 2021

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Applications submitted to TSLAC may be subject to public disclosure, upon request, pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act.

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 routine (journey-level) archival work. Work involves organizing, analyzing, and preserving records, archives, and manuscripts; preparing basic inventories, indexes, guides, and aids to facilitate access to information; and conducting research. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Organizes and processes government records and manuscripts in various formats
Prepares indexes, inventories, EAD/DACS compliant finding aids, and catalog records in accordance with accepted standards
Researches, reviews, and appraises government records and manuscript collections in all formats for archival value; recommends appropriate disposition; reviews records retention schedule appraisals.
Facilitates transfers of archival records from state agencies and donations of manuscript materials from individuals.
Provides basic reference, research, and technical assistance in person, by phone, or mail.
Performs basic collection preservation, digitization, holdings maintenance, and relocation
Attends work regularly and in accordance with agency leave and attendance policies
Complies with all applicable agency policies and procedures, including safety and standards of conduct

Assists with division outreach efforts including exhibits and social media posts
May serve on internal committees
Performs other duties as assigned

Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in history, government, library science, or related discipline, with at least 3 semester hours completed in archival administration
Work experience which can include intern, capstone, or volunteer experience equal to at least 6 months in the arrangement and description of archives and manuscripts.
Experience using word processing, database and spreadsheet applications
Knowledge of archival methodology, practices, procedures, and standards
Ability to work semi-independently and to exercise professional judgment
Ability to collect, organize, research, and interpret information from various sources and to compose descriptive narratives
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Ability to move boxes weighing up to 40 pounds
Ability to work in a team environment

Experience working with database or archival content management systems
Experience using DACS, EAD, XML, and MARC
Experience conducting research or assisting others in an archive setting
Experience processing archival records and producing finding aids
Experience accessioning archival materials
Experience appraising records or manuscript collections.
Experience processing electronic records
Knowledge of the Texas Public Information Act
Coursework in Texas history and/or government.
Certified Archivist designation
Digital Archives Specialist certificate

College transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) must be submitted at the time of application
Submission of a finding aid developed solely by the applicant – must be received at the time of the application
Criminal history check will be required upon contingent offer
Occasional overtime work, including nights and weekends may be required

Reports to Assistant State Archivist, with daily oversight by the Team Lead, Archives
Has no supervisory responsibilities.

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