Topic ID #35429 - posted 3/26/2015 2:42 AM

Historic Resources Specialist II - Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:    Historic Resources Specialist II
Closing Date/Time:    Fri. 04/10/15 11:59 PM Central Time
Salary:    $32,400.00 / 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 of the nation's most intact literary homes and is administered by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH). The Historic Resources Specialist II position will serve as Education and Outreach Specialist assisting in developing and administering public events and educational programming at the EWHG. Duties involve working with Museum Division educational staff, teachers, the Welty Scholar in Residence and with relevant community groups, centers, organizations and institutions.
This is highly professional work that involves performance at a career level of historic resources work in an assigned specialty area (archaeological, archival cataloging, and preservation, reference and patron services, records management, historic preservation, historical education and interpretation and collections management) providing historic resources education, planning and policy recommendations; training and monitoring the work of volunteers and lower level staff; and performs related work as required.  Incumbents work under the general supervision of a director.
 Examples of Work:
Examples of work performed in this classification include, but are not limited to, the following:
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 number and behavior of visitors.
Coordinates, recruits, trains, and schedules volunteers (and staff at advance levels).
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.
Directs the preservation and maintenance of Mississippi historic sites, collections, and resources.
Plans and implements historical projects.
Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.
 Minimum Qualifications:
A Master’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
One (1) year of related experience.
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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