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The Archival Manager is responsible for coordinating an archival operation within a state agency or institution of higher education. This position is governed by

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Supervises the work of a subordinate technical and administrative support staff by making work assignments, establishing deadlines, providing instructions and evaluating work performed. Oversees processing of materials and collections, establishing guidelines, processing procedures, and approving final drafts of inventories and guides. Discusses restrictions for collections with potential donors and develops policies governing use of collections and equipment by the public. Assists the agency director/institution head with annual budget preparation by recommending and justifying line item expenditures. Develops and recommends policies and procedures for review and approval by the agency director/institution head. Compiles annual activity report for presentation to agency director/institution head and board. Drafts proposed legislation, tracks status, and formulates and presents reports of legislative action to director/institutional head and/or board. Provides information and technical assistance by making public speaking appearances, answering questions, making referrals, or participating in media interviews. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of historical archival management. Knowledge of archival processing and storage methods and procedures. Knowledge of equipment used in archival processing, storage, and use. Ability to supervise a technical and administrative support staff in an archival operation. Ability to develop policies and procedures and compile reports related to an archival operation. Ability to communicate with donors concerning care and use of collections.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in history or a related field; plus three years of experience in a museum or archival operation, or related area, including one year in a supervisory capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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