Topic ID #35264 - posted 3/12/2015 1:34 AM

Historic Resources Specialist I - Hinds County, MS

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:    Historic Resources Specialist I
Closing Date/Time:    Fri. 03/27/15 11:59 PM Central Time
Salary:    $29,500.00 / Year
Job Type:    Full-Time
Location:    25 - HINDS COUNTY, Mississippi
Shift Schedule:    Day Shift Only
Travel Schedule:    None
Time Limited Position:    No
Agency Information:    The Eudora Welty House and Garden (EWHG) is one the nation's most intact literary homes and is administered by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Its mission is to educate the public about the importance of Welty's literary legacy, thereby encouraging the love of reading and literature in others, to develop an appreciation for the arts, and to inspire the creative endeavors of future artists and writers. The Historic Resources Specialist I will serve as the Special Projects Coordinator. The position will implement and administer the volunteer program for the Eudora Welty House and Garden, manage the site's gift shop, and will assist in other special projects at the discretion of the director.
This is a professional work at the entry level of historic resources in an assigned program area (archaeological, archival cataloging and preservation, reference, and patron services, records management, historic preservation, historic education and interpretation, and collections management) providing historic resources education, training, and monitoring the work of volunteers and support staff; and performing related work as required. Incumbents work under the supervision of a director.
 Examples of Work:
Examples of work performed in this classification include , but are not limited to, the following:
Documents historic resources using a variety of media (photography, audio tape, film, mapping, etc.). 
Researches public requests and disseminates to the public, through direct contact or through reports, articles, and other written materials, information of historical significance. 
Originates, researches, plans, produces, and presents public and educational programs with accompanying material.
Lectures on subjects of historical, archaeological, architectural, and/or archival interest.
Conducts tours of historic museums and properties and monitors the numbers and behaviors of visitors.
Coordinates, recruits, trains, and schedules volunteers.
Conducts historical research to identify and authenticate historical resources and studies and preserves artifacts, objects, manuscripts, and records related to the State's cultural and political history.
Manages, maintains, and preserves collections.
Serves on interpretive services team and acts as an advocate for the mission of the Department.
Performs reference services and technical assistance for the public and for requesting agencies.
Assist in preservation and maintenance of Mississippi historic sites, collections, and resources.
Performs similar or related duties as required or assigned.
 Minimum Qualifications:
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited  four-year college or university.
Substitution Statement:
Above graduation from a standard four year high school or equivalent (GED or High School Equivalency Diploma), related education and related experience may be substituted on an equal basis.

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