The Photograph Archivist is responsible for evaluating, arranging, describing, and providing access to a wide variety of still and moving images, responding to inquiries about the materials in the Photograph Archives’ collection, and is responsible for the care of existing collections and the assessment and acquisition of new collections.
Candidate must posses:
A thorough knowledge of modern archival theory, standards, and practices and their implementation. This knowledge includes an understanding of appraisal methods, arrangement and description, cataloging, preservation, and access of analog and digital materials.
Thorough knowledge of current and historic photographic and film processes, signs of deterioration and their individual preservation requirements
Sound knowledge of American history.
An understanding of historical research methods in both primary and secondary resources, including film research.
Ability to communicate both simple and complex ideas effectively, both orally and in writing, to people with various degrees of knowledge of archival theories and of historic research ability.
Ability to work independently.
Thorough knowledge of electronic information systems and specialized technology related to archival cataloging and patron information retrieval systems, including MARC, EAD, and ArchivesSpace or a similar collection management system.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits Package Eligibility: Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan
Internal Number: 19142747
About Montana Historical Society
The Montana Historical Society Research Center holds the nation's largest collection of published materials pertinent to the study of Montana's history. The collection contains books and pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, maps, newspapers, posters and ephemera, and federal and state publications. The Montana Historical Society also holds extensive manuscript, photographic, and artifact collections pertaining to the fur trade, exploration, mining, railroads, early settlement, and other topics related to Montana and the west.