The Compliance Archivist Research Associate(s) will work cooperatively with Zion National Park (ZION) staff to support the Park’s museum program and project planning. The primary role of the position is to process, arrange, describe, catalog, and provide access to physical and digital archival collections according to NPS museum and records management policies and procedures specifically related to previous and ongoing projects at the park.
Archivist responsibilities will have a strong emphasis placed on creating file arrangements and processing plans, and archiving project planning for general physical and digital documents as well as those generated to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). Work would draw connections across various NPS digital platforms and files, specifically the Interior Collections Management System (ICMS), Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC), Project Management Information System (PMIS), Facilities Management Software System (FMSS), Electronic Technical Information Center (eTIC), and NPGallery. Additionally, the Archival Technician(s) assists the Museum Curator with broader museum and archives tasks, including annual inventories, finding aids, rehousing collections, and working in the NPS Research Permit and Reporting System. Lastly, the Technician(s) will utilize the Department of the Interior’s automated cataloging system and procedures to catalog and manage museum and archive collections.
- 52-week appointment beginning in July, 2021
- Full time (40 hours/week)
Zion National Park is a unique geological, natural, and cultural treasure in southwestern Utah. Opportunities for sightseeing, hiking, and camping abound. Humans have occupied this area for approximately 10,000 years and archaeological sites occur throughout the park. Work will be based out of park offices in Springdale, UT.
Compensation and Benefits:
- Wage: $21.25-22.00 per hour DOE
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance available at no cost
- Paid leave and federal holidays
- Eligible to enroll in company 401K plan with match contributions
- Training opportunities
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience related to archival collections and museums work including technical knowledge of archival methods, planning, procedures, and technology;
- Experience with appraisal and evaluation, accessioning, cataloging, description, and arrangement;
- Knowledge of preservation techniques and storage environments;
- Understanding of rehousing, handling, and treatment procedures and standards;
- Additional requirements:
- Experience working with researchers and providing public information;
- Knowledge of the NPS cataloging and record keeping systems, desirable;
- Knowledge of archival deterioration processes, health and safety procedures;
- Familiarity with historic and modern media and information formats (i.e. graphic print, architectural drawing duplication formats, electronic media, audio and motion picture, photographs, etc.);
- Practiced skills in arranging and describing archival collections, indexing, and working with finding aids;
Experience with database management, Word, and archival management software pro
- Ability to work independently or with limited supervision to resolve problems;
- Ability to communicate information in a clear and concise manner, verbally and in writing;
- Comfortable with self-direction and demonstrated sound judgement;
- Adaptability to changing project needs;
- Strong attention to detail;
- Willingness to coordinate with co-workers, Park staff, professional organizations, potential donors, libraries and university contacts, private companies, and the general public as needed;
- Ability to stand, walk, bend, lift and move heavy materials on a routine basis;
- Willingness to work around potentially dangerous collections that may have been exposed to mold, insects, or vermin (wearing required PPE and following precautions); and
- Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record.
Successful applicant(s) must complete a Department of Interior (DOI) Background Investigation (BI) or submit paperwork to NPS human resources indicating an active and fully adjudicated BI has already been completed prior to beginning position.