This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.
Reports to: Designated Supervisor
UW Job Code: 5238
UW Job Family: 54
SOC Code: 25-4031
Pay Grade: 17
Date: July 01, 2008
Performs paraprofessional archival duties requiring working knowledge of archival science theory and practice to organize, describe and make accessible historical materials requiring independent judgment under limited supervision.
Searches national and local bibliographic databases to find information for cataloging or assisting researchers.
Inputs information according to national and local archival and bibliographic standards into national electronic databases.
Oversees reading room operations providing assistance to researchers in locating material appropriate to research needs and ensuring security of materials.
Applies basic preservation techniques to protect historical materials from loss or damage according to prepared plan and in keeping with accepted practice and current theory.
Arranges and describes selected collections of historical materials for research use as directed.
Maintains records ensuring accuracy and consistency.
Performs specific duties according to assigned position including accessioning, preservation monitoring, customer billing, collection maintenance, or exhibit curation and production.
Supervises student or volunteer workers.
Participates in outreach functions including leading tours, preparing instructional materials, instructing researchers, curating exhibits, and hosting at public events.
Assist with special projects, as directed.
No major sources of discomfort; combined standard office and storage environment. Occasionally subjected to dust, mold and confined spaces; regularly reaches low or high to place or remove materials from shelves; may climb ladders.
Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources
Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.