Job Code: 2022-RAP-164
Location: Boulder City
State: Nevada
Program: Research Associate Program
Contract Length: 12 Months

Great Basin Institute (GBI) seeks to hire an Archives Technician to join the Research Associate (RA) Program and work cooperatively with the National Park Service’s Lake Mead National Recreation Area’s Cultural Resource Program in support of multiple archives projects. The Archives Technician’s primary responsibilities/duties include, but may not be limited to the following:

  • Conduct such work as processing, appraising, arranging, describing, and cataloging archival Resource Management records according to current Processing Plans.
  • Appraises and arranges digital records and archives according to current park Processing Plans.
  • Assists with the creation and implementation of a File Plan for the Cultural Resource branch.
  • Assists with the transfer of digital archives to the National Archives (NARA) Electronic Records Archives (ERA).
  • Assists volunteers with project work reconciling, cataloging, and digitizing historic photographs.
  • Assists with research requests.
  • Creates section 508 compliant finding aids to publish online. Increases digital accessibility for researchers and the public. Works with park public affairs office to publish new Finding Aids online.
  • Supporting the museum curator with other duties as assigned such as: monthly environmental monitoring, weekly and monthly housekeeping, and Integrated Pest Management tasks, annual inventory of museum collections, contributing to outreach efforts such as social media posts and behind-the-scenes tours, and a variety of other collections care duties as they arise.

Contract Timeline:

  • 52-week appointment beginning February 27, 2023
  • Possibility of extension pending performance and funding availability
  • Full time, 40 hours/week

This Research Associate position will be based out of Boulder City, Nevada where the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Headquarters is located. It is a 20-minute drive from the city of Henderson which lies on the outskirts of Las Vegas. Lake Mead National Recreation Area encompasses 1.5 million acres in southern Nevada and northwestern Arizona, in the transition of the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts, including mountains, canyons, valleys, and two vast lakes. It hosts 7.5 million visitors per year. From the mouth of the Grand Canyon, the park follows the Arizona-Nevada border along what was formerly 140 miles of the Colorado River. Opportunities for recreation abound.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Wage: $22.00/hour
  • Housing is not available
  • Benefits: Paid personal, sick leave and federal holidays; paid health insurance premiums (medical, dental, vision); 401(k) retirement plan with up to 4% employer match (fully vested on Day 01)

Job Qualifications:

  • Degree in library sciences, history, anthropology, museum studies or related field;
  • Experience in archival collections management, including appraisal, processing, arrangement, description, cataloging, preservation, and research.
  • Experience entering archival metadata into the Interior Collections Management System (ICMS) database or other similar software.
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented, possessing strong organizational skills to effectively plan and complete assigned workload within defined timelines;
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with a diverse audience, including co-workers, members of the public, and agency personnel;
  • Intermediate or higher skills using Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel, with ability to manually enter, manage, manipulate, and graphically display data;
  • Flexibility to handle competing and changing priorities with a positive attitude;
  • Ability to work productively, consistently, and independently or cooperatively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals;
  • Ability to complete activities involving prolonged periods of deskwork, lifting and moving heavy items weighing 50 pounds or more, and regularly walking/driving between curation and other facilities;
  • Possess a valid, clean state-issued driver’s license; and
  • Willingness and ability to consistently enact high performance standards and a strong work and team ethic in support of the goals and objectives of the position and the mission of GBI.

More information and how to apply is available here.