the Great Basin Institute

Yellowstone NP

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$22.00 to $22.37 per Hour   Calculate


Yellowstone National Park, WY




Not Specified

Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library


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Job Description

The Great Basin Institute (GBI) seeks to hire up a Research Librarian to join the Research Associate (RA) Program and work cooperatively with the National Park Service’s Yellowstone National Park (YELL) staff in support of the Park’s museum/archives/library program. Specific duties associated with archives management and data processing include:

• Complete original cataloging, using RDA, of a wide range of materials, such as books, journal articles, dissertations, 16mm films, VHS       tapes, DVDs, and ephemera;
• Provide reference services to broad array of researchers (students, scientists, teachers, genealogists, film producers, park staff) on all       topics related to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem;
• Perform light conservation treatment (i.e. book repair) and preventive maintenance (i.e. custom storage enclosures) on library holdings;
• Digitize non-copyrighted material and make accessible on-line through sites such as the Montana Memory Project;
• Acquire and process new and donated library items;
• Research and write articles on museum collections;
• Support programs and tours for the public;
• Digitization of materials; 
• Provide research and reference assistance for patrons;
• Help train and supervise interns and volunteers;
• Work on a special project to rehouse photograph albums; and
• Other tasks as assigned by Supervisory Museum Curator, or other designated leadership.

The work is partially sedentary with prolonged standing, walking, and bending often required, and lifting and moving heavy items weighing 50 pounds or more.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

  • Housing is not available
  • Paid personal leave, sick leave, and federal holidays
  • Fully paid medical insurance premiums (health, dental, vision, prescription)
  • Enrollment in a 401K retirement plan that is fully vested on day 1 and offers up to a 4% employer matching

Contract Timeline: 
• One year appointment beginning November/December 2023 or upon availability and successful completion of a 
Department of Interior Background Investigation 
• Possibility of extension pending performance and funding availability

Additional Info & Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in library science
  • 1 year of professional experience as a librarian
  • Intermediate or higher skills using Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel, with ability to manually enter, manage, manipulate, and graphically display data;
  • Flexibility to handle competing and changing priorities with a positive attitude;
  • Ability to work productively, consistently, and independently or cooperatively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals;
  • Ability to complete activities involving prolonged periods of deskwork, lifting and moving heavy items weighing 50 pounds or more, and regularly walking/driving between curation and other facilities;
  • Possess a valid, clean state-issued driver’s license; and
  • Willingness and ability to consistently enact high performance standards and a strong work and team ethic in support of the goals and objectives of the position and the mission of GBI.
  • Ability to work with minimal direct supervision;
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented, possessing strong organizational skills to effectively plan and complete assigned workload within defined timelines;
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with a diverse audience, including co-workers, members of the public, and agency personnel.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in collections management, including cataloging, research, preservation, restoration, housing, and conservation of collections of diverse types of works on paper;
  • Experience with supervision and training of interns and/or volunteers.

The successful applicant must complete a Department of Interior Background Investigation or submit paperwork to NPS human resources indicating an active and fully adjudicated BI has already been completed prior to beginning this position.

The Community

The Great Basin Institute is an interdisciplinary field studies organization that promotes environmental research, education, and service throughout the West. Founded in 1998 at the University of Nevada, GBI advances applied research to support science-based adaptive management of public lands. The Institute is dedicated to the promotion of science through field studies programs, conservation practices, and public outreach.

The Great Basin Institute works in collaboration with many programs, including Nevada Conservation Corps; International Conservation Volunteer Exchange (ICVE); Research Associate Program (RAP); Cultural Resource Program; Basin & Range Forestry; NEPA Services; Ecological Monitoring Program; Taylor Creek Visitor Center; Galena Creek Visitor Center; and the Tallac Historic Site.


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Posted Sep 20, 2023