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Assistant Director of Library & Archives

York County History Center
Job Description
Assistant Director of Library & Archives
The York County History Center, a cultural non-profit located in downtown York, PA, seeks an Assistant Director who will ensure visitors and volunteers in the Library & Archives enjoy exceptional service and experiences. This is a full-time, salaried, non-exempt position.
 
The Assistant Director of Library & Archives coordinates the daily operations of the Library & Archives, as well as assists in the implementation of intermediate and long-range plans; receives and responds to letters, emails and phone calls; greets and assists Library & Archives patrons and volunteers; recruits, schedules, and assists in training of Library volunteers and interns; assists with the coordination and scheduling of Library programs and special events; provides information on library activities to PR department and updates online marketing platforms; catalogues new book acquisitions; arranges, describes, creates finding aids, and scans collections to improve access; assists with preparations for moving collections; processes paid research and reproduction/publication requests; gathers and maintains visitation, volunteer and related statistics; orders supplies and equipment maintenance; works with other History Center staff, volunteers, and committees on special projects and exhibits; works with the Director of the Library & Archives on grant applications; represents the History Center in dealings with donors and other entities in all transactions related to collections; required attendance at certain History Center events on evenings and weekends. Please see full Position Description for more details.
 
Skills necessary to perform this position include strong organizational and communication skills, be able to work independently, and to handle multiple projects simultaneously. Must have excellent attention to detail and experience working with volunteers and students. Must be familiar with standard library and archival arrangement procedures. Knowledge of genealogical research sources and methods, as well as York County History is preferred. Excellent computer skills and experience with Microsoft programs are required. Experience with PastPerfect Museum Software or other collections management systems is preferred. Must be able to lift 30 lbs. A valid PA driver’s license is required. Must secure a PA Background check.
 
Educational requirements: BA in American Studies, Public History, Library Science or related field plus 1 – 2 years of hands-on experience in a library, archives, historical society or museum setting. MA preferred.
 
The York County History Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Please submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references no later than March 15, 2019 to:  Assistant Director of Library & Archives Search, York County History Center, 250 E. Market St., York, PA 17403. Electronic submissions are welcome at nsmith@yorkhistorycenter.org. No phone calls please. www.yorkhistorycenter.org.
Assistant Director of Library & Archives
The York County History Center, a cultural non-profit located in downtown York, PA, seeks an Assistant Director who will ensure visitors and volunteers in the Library & Archives enjoy exceptional service and experiences. This is a full-time, salaried, non-exempt position.
 
The Assistant Director of Library & Archives coordinates the daily operations of the Library & Archives, as well as assists in the implementation of intermediate and long-range plans; receives and responds to letters, emails and phone calls; greets and assists Library & Archives patrons and volunteers; recruits, schedules, and assists in training of Library volunteers and interns; assists with the coordination and scheduling of Library programs and special events; provides information on library activities to PR department and updates online marketing platforms; catalogues new book acquisitions; arranges, describes, creates finding aids, and scans collections to improve access; assists with preparations for moving collections; processes paid research and reproduction/publication requests; gathers and maintains visitation, volunteer and related statistics; orders supplies and equipment maintenance; works with other History Center staff, volunteers, and committees on special projects and exhibits; works with the Director of the Library & Archives on grant applications; represents the History Center in dealings with donors and other entities in all transactions related to collections; required attendance at certain History Center events on evenings and weekends. Please see full Position Description for more details.
 
Skills necessary to perform this position include strong organizational and communication skills, be able to work independently, and to handle multiple projects simultaneously. Must have excellent attention to detail and experience working with volunteers and students. Must be familiar with standard library and archival arrangement procedures. Knowledge of genealogical research sources and methods, as well as York County History is preferred. Excellent computer skills and experience with Microsoft programs are required. Experience with PastPerfect Museum Software or other collections management systems is preferred. Must be able to lift 30 lbs. A valid PA driver’s license is required. Must secure a PA Background check.
 
Educational requirements: BA in American Studies, Public History, Library Science or related field plus 1 – 2 years of hands-on experience in a library, archives, historical society or museum setting. MA preferred.
 
The York County History Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Please submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references no later than March 15, 2019 to:  Assistant Director of Library & Archives Search, York County History Center, 250 E. Market St., York, PA 17403. Electronic submissions are welcome at nsmith@yorkhistorycenter.org. No phone calls please. www.yorkhistorycenter.org.
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