Application Deadline

Apply By Oct 15th, 2018

Wages

$3,333.00 to $3,750.00 per Month

Location

Denver, CO

Hours

Not Specified

MLS

Not Required

Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience

Not Specified

Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library

Other

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Job Description

HISTORY COLORADO COLLECTION
History Colorado's artifacts and original documentary materials are central to our educational and interpretive mission. The collection currently comprises approximately 225,000 artifacts, 1,000,000 photographs and moving images, and 15,000 linear feet of textual and archival materials.  History Colorado collects in three main areas: archives, artifacts, and photography.  Please visit historycolorado.org or h-co.org/collections for more information about the collection. 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Programming and Outreach
    • Serve as primary program, outreach, social media, and tour coordinator for division activities
    • Develop creative and unique programs and activities to connect users to collections
  • Reference/Research Services
    • Connect users to collections
    • Support library activities through courteous customer service including library desk service on Saturdays
    • Locate, research, and process collections information to answer user questions
    • Serve as primary contact for email inquiries for Library, Collections, and Curatorial staff
  • Collections Accessibility
    • Use the database to increase and augment digital and physical discover ability, access, and use of the collection
    • Lead and coordinate HC website efforts for collections content
    • Facilitate online projects such as DPLA, lexicon cleanup, and the database portal
  • Collections Work
    • Assisting Collections and Curatorial staff with permanent collection projects such as storage and retrieval, outreach, problem-solving, backlog, inventories, conservation, implementing standard cataloging, and other registration projects as needed
  • Solicit, train, and supervise volunteers to assist with projects

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights


PREFERRED CANDIDATE CAN SUCCESSFULLY DEMONSTRATE:

  • Experience in project management, meeting deadlines, and flexible multi-tasking in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Effective communication, public speaking, and cooperation with other museum staff, especially Library, Collections, and Curatorial staff
  • Ability to work independently and eventually make decisions with or in absence of a supervisor
  • Experience with innovative and/or motivated approaches for collections outreach and providing access to collections
  • Excellent customer service and research skills
  • Strong understanding of typical collections problems, collections and provenance research, and problem-solving skills with collections objects


REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Master's degree in Museum Studies, History, Art History, Library Science (or related degree) with a  minimum of 2 years of practical experience (preferred candidate will have experience and/or degrees in both museum and archives/special collections/library)
  • Handling, storage, and experience with large collections or high volumes of activity at a medium to large institution (or experience that is comparable) with a large collection and/or multiple sites, including artifacts and archival materials
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency with collections management databases, metadata standards, and cataloging standards common to museums and archives, strong experience with ARGUS preferred.
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn Colorado history and history of the American West

Supplemental Information


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Must be able to work a Tuesday through Saturday schedule  
  • This position requires the ability to lift boxes up to 40 lbs from 14' shelves using a ladder and must be able to climb ladders
  • Successful candidate must pass a criminal history background check prior to hire

The Community

If you are considering a career opportunity with the goal of making a difference, consider joining the dedicated people at History Colorado. Our professionals inspire generations to find wonder and meaning in our past and to engage in creating a better Colorado. The History Colorado Center is a location convenient to downtown shopping, restaurants, and cultural facilities in the Golden Triangle district. In addition to a great location, we offer fantastic benefits including:
 
Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401K and 457 plans
Medical and dental health plans
Employer supplemented Health Savings Account
Paid life insurance
Short- and long-term disability coverage
10 paid holidays per year plus 12-16 hours of vacation and 6.66 hours of sick leave a month
Discounted RTD EcoPass (Denver Metro locations)
BenefitHub state employee discount program
CafeWell employee wellness program
Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training and more
  
HISTORY COLORADO has a strong commitment to diversity and cultural competence. We welcome responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

HR Info

Please visit the State of Colorado's website for full details and to apply.

Posted Oct 3, 2018