Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Oakland Public Library - Archivist

The application deadline is Friday, July 20, 2012 at 5 pm
Come and be a part of a passionate, people-oriented, multi-cultural team of librarians and support staff who represent the Oakland Public Library’s commitment to service and vision for lifelong learning.
The Oakland Public Library seeks energetic, talented, and dedicated team players who are enthusiastic about serving the citizens of the City of Oakland by delivering excellent customer service, upholding their public services commitment to our patrons, and by making a difference in the lives of library users.
The Oakland Public Library has a Main Library, 16 neighborhood branches, an African American Museum & Library, and an Adult Literacy Program. We currently employ approximately 430 employees and offer an attractive salary and benefits package for full-time and permanent part-time civil service employees.
Job Details:
The City of Oakland is presently recruiting for the Archivist classification and currently has a vacancy at the African American Museum & Library of the Oakland Public Library. The eligibility list established from this examination may be used to fill other vacancies that may occur.
The Archivist will provide comprehensive archival management of varied collections in accordance with accepted standards and practices of archival management, and ensures the preservation of collections. The Archivist will also plan and direct exhibitions and publications, and assist with broader programs collections.  Example of Archivist duties include but are not limited to establishing and maintaining records of communications with creators and/or potential donors of documents, monitoring federal, state, and local statuses relating to collections, planning and implementing automated systems for museum-wide collection management; representing the museum as an expert in the area of collection management and access, and making retention recommendations or decision concerning documents by appraising such characteristics as their legal, fiscal, administrative, informational, and/or intrinsic value.
The salary range for the Archivist classification is $5,154.09 - $6,328.35 per month, 37.5 hour work week (Currently, there is an avg. of one mandatory business shutdown day per month.). 
How To Apply
City of Oakland application documents may be obtained in person or by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope and request to the Department of Human Resources Management, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA  94612-2019.  You may also call (510) 238-3112 for information. 
You may access a copy of the full job announcement and instructions on how to apply at:  City of Oakland Employment Opportunities.

Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications for the Archivist classification, as follows:
Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications is acceptable:
Education: A Master's Degree in archival studies, history, library and/or information sciences, public administration, political science, or a related field with course work in archival methods and theory and library systems.   
ExperienceThree years of progressively responsible experience in archival administration, preferably with  experience in computerized collection management systems utilized by Museums.
Possession of a professional designation as a Certified Archivist (CA).
Possession of a valid California Driver’s License OR demonstrated ability to travel to various locations in a timely manner as required in the performance of duties is highly desirable. Due to the nature of the assignment and the hours worked, public transportation may not be a cost effective or efficient method of traveling to the various locations required.
Additional Information
Job Announcements are also available at the Oakland Public Library Main Library (125 14th Street) on the 2nd floor in the Financial & Administrative Services Office. For your convenience, the Financial & Administrative Services Office is open and accessible to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:30 am to 5 pm, and on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12 noon to 5 pm to obtain application materials or to ask for assistance with this civil service employment process. 
For additional assistance, please contact the Oakland Public Library Human Resources Manager, Crystal Ramie-Adams, at 510-238-6716 or cramie@oaklandnet.com .
Come and see what the Oakland Public Library has to offer, and apply for civil service employment at www.oaklandlibrary.org. Come experience our diverse communities and realize the many possibilities!
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