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Current Job Openings

Kansas Historical Society, State Archives Division

Head of Reference (Librarian II)

Position Type: Full-time

Closing Date: August 22, 2018

For the complete job description and to apply, please visit the Kansas State Employment Center website.

Library of Virginia, Government Records Services Division

State Archivist and Director

Position Type: Full-time

Salary: Up to $95,000

Closing Date: August 20, 2018

Purpose of Position:

This position is responsible for administering the Government Records Services Division with oversight of the state records, local records, and records management programs. The candidate selected for this position will plan and oversee the transfer of historically significant records to the state archives; oversee their appraisal, arrangement, description, and preservation; and facilitate public access to the Library’s incomparable archival collection. As State Archivist, the selected candidate will provide oversight to the Virginia Circuit Court Records Program and serve as the chair of the Virginia State Historical Records Advisory Board. This position also provides policy guidance on issues relating to the implementation of the Virginia Public Records Act. The position reports to the Librarian of Virginia and serves as a member of the agency’s executive management team.

Application Instructions

To apply, candidates must submit a completed Virginia state employment application online.

Nevada Department of Administration

State Library, Archives and Public Records Administrator

Position Type: Full-time

Salary: Up to $107,001

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from a library school accredited by the American Library Association


  • Certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists


  • 5 years of library or archival experience in an administrative capacity

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate for this position will have extensive experience with leadership in a public agency and be well versed in administrative rules and regulations. They will have experience speaking before public bodies and elected officials and a proven ability to communicate complex issues in a clear and understandable manner. They will demonstrate intimate familiarity with all aspects of library and archival science as well as public records.

An advanced degree in library science or archival science is preferred.

Nevada seeks a skilled and experienced Administrator capable of managing multiple complex programs and ability to improve organizational performance and develop workforce capabilities through leadership, team building, problem solving, and innovation.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Administer the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records in accordance with State and Federal law, regulation, policy and standard library information science, records management, and archival practices.
  • Plan, organize, and direct statewide programs, services and activities provided by NSLAPR such as the statewide program of development and coordination of library and information services, the U.S. Bureau of the Census, State Data Center programs, the State records management program, the preservation of State public records, and administers State and Federal funding for local libraries, etc.
  • Responsible for agency budget preparation, control and legislative presentations
  • Serves on and/or coordinates the activities of numerous boards, committees, councils and associations related to library and archives activities
  • Testify regarding Division activities before public bodies including the Nevada Legislature, the Legislature’s Interim Finance Committee, the Board of Examiners, and the Board of Finance
  • Direct and control the activities of the NSLAPR Division and its sixty-four employees including the development and implementation of policy, procedures and standards
  • Establish and monitor division goals, objectives and performance indicators

How to Apply

Submit resume, cover letter and three professional references to:

Kathleen Kirkland, Personnel Officer III
Department of Administration, Division of Human Resource Management
Agency HR Services
400 West King Street, Suite 406
Carson City, NV 89703

Email: AND

Phone: (775) 684-0209

Please reference NSLAPR Administrator in the subject line.

In your cover letter, please indicate how you heard about the position. If you heard about this position through a website, please specify which website.

New Mexico State Archives

State Records Administrator

Position Type: Full-time

Closing Date: Thursday, August 23, 2018

Purpose of Position:

The Commission of Public Records is seeking applications for the position of State Records Administrator. The State Records Administrator is appointed by and reports to the Commission and serves as the director of the State Records Center and Archives (SRCA). The State Records Administrator should have familiarity with the following: the Public Records Act, Chapter 14, Article 3 NMSA 1978; the State Rules Act, Chapter 14, Article 4 NMSA 1978; and the Inspection of Public Records Act, Chapter 14, Article 2 NMSA 1978. The State Records Administrator plans, organizes, directs, coordinates and evaluates all activities and programs of the agency and plays a vital role in protecting, managing and preserving the permanent public records of state government and the documentary heritage of the state of New Mexico. The position requires the highest level of leadership and management skills in the fields of records, archives, and information management, administrative law, and New Mexico history.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from any accredited university, ten (10) or more years managing a significant program or agency and five (5) or more years experience in archives or records management.

Desired Qualifications

  • Masters or other advanced degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, History, Library Science, Archival or Records Management;
  • Certification as a CRM (Certified Records Manager) and/or CA (Certified Archivist);
  • Knowledge of New Mexico government and history.

Examples of Duties

  • Manage a 2.6 million dollar budget with two funds and small federal and state grants with records centers in Santa Fe and Albuquerque;
  • Develop the agency's budget and administer the existing budget ensuring that all expenditures fall within budget guidelines;
  • Manage a staff of 37 FTE organized into five divisions and one adjunct board;
  • Plan, coordinate and implement all administrative and procedural functions of the Agency;
  • Develop administrative rules, standards and procedures relating to records and archival management, state rules, state and regional history, personnel, including agency policies and procedures;
  • Initiate collaborations with local, state and national professional organizations to advance new initiatives in records management, public history, digital projects and internet access;
  • Develop or update five-year strategic plan;
  • Report on annual action plan and performance measures.
  • Serve as the Chair and Coordinator of New Mexico Historical Records Advisory Board.

How to Apply

Send a cover letter, a resume, and contact information for at least 3 professional references to:

Andy Mackowski, ASD Bureau Chief
State Records Center and Archives
1205 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507

Rhode Island State Archives

Digital Archivist

Position Type: Full-time

Salary: $51,729 - $58,435

Closing Date: September 9, 2018

To view the full job description and to apply, please visit the Rhode Island employment website.

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