Hello! We are happy to announce we are looking for a Associate Archivist for Research. The position is Part-Time/20 hours a week, Non-Exempt and will report to the Archivist.
The mission of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR) is to discover, collect, preserve, and share the history, cultural heritage, and genealogical legacy of Germanic Settlers in the Russian Empire.
Founded in 1968, we have 3,000 members worldwide, a museum campus with replica buildings and artifacts of German Russian heritage, a robust publishing program, and a research library that houses the largest collection of German Russian ancestral records and documents in the Western Hemisphere.You are invited to learn more about us at: ahsgr.org
Provides research assistance and services to members and patrons of the AHSGR Library/Archive.
•Manages and coordinates research/genealogy requests received via email, online form, phone, or in-person visits, and tracks requests from initiation to delivery. Provides information to Office Administrator for payment of appropriate fees
. •Provides research assistance and support services relating to the AHSGR collections and uses network of AHSGR subject matter experts to support timely responses.
•Undertakes fee-based research for Library/Archive patrons.
•Sets appointments for on-site research visits and assists researchers in locating materials
.•Provides instructions on the use of the facilities, collections, and equipment
.•Explains and enforces Library/Archive policies and procedures.
•Shelves and rehouses Library/Archive materials. Some light cataloging.
•Assists with Inter-Library Loans
•Participates in on-site and online programs relating to AHSGR’s collections and research services.
•Answers the telephone, greets visitors, and helps with store sales when needed.
•Provides logistical and organizational support during the annual convention (online and/or in-person)
The ideal candidate possesses a bachelor’s degree, demonstrated experience providing research or reference services relating to genealogy or a specialized Library/Archive, and excellent customer service and communication skills.
•Advanced knowledge of genealogical research services, resources, and technologies
•Personal interest in genealogical research
•Knowledge of, or interest in, Germans from Russia history
•Demonstrated ability to learn and work with varied technologies and systems
•Excellent organizational skills, experience prioritizing workflows, and attention to detail
•Proficient written and oral communication skills
•Adaptability and the ability to work positively and collaboratively with the public, researchers, and the staff team
•Part-time position, hours between Monday-Friday (some flexibility in scheduling)
•Occasional evening and weekend events/meetings
•Very occasional same day or overnight travel
SALARY AND BENEFITS
•$18 per hour
•Accruing PTO and retirement plan with employer match
Resumes must be received by March 20, 2023. Email letter of interest and resume in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org using the job title and your name in the subject line (example: AssociateArchivist_ Sally Smith). All attachments should include your name in the file name (example: Sally Smith_Resume). Interviews will be scheduled for mid-late March.