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Posted: 11/07/2018

Great Basin Institute

Archives Technician
Professional Opportunity
Zion National Park, UT
Open Until
Until Filled


The Great Basin Institute seeks to hire one (1) Archive Technician to work cooperatively with Zion National Park (ZION) staff to support the Parks museum program. The role of the Technician(s) is to process, arrange, describe, catalog, and provide access to archival collections according to NPS museum and records management policies and procedures. Additionally, the Archive Technician(s) assists the Museum Curator with broader museum tasks, including annual inventories, cataloging museum specimens, and rehousing collections. Lastly, the Technician(s) will utilize the Department of the Interior's automated cataloging system and procedures to catalog and manage museum and archive collections.


Wage: $21.00/hour

Shared government housing may be available to the employee

Benefits: Paid personal leave and federal holidays; fully paid medical insurance premiums (health, dental, vision, prescription); optional retirement plan

Contract & Timeline:

Annual appointment beginning Fall 2018, or upon availability and successful completion of a Department of Interior (DOI) Background Investigation (BI)

Full-time, 40 hours per week


Zion National Park is located in southwestern Utah. The climate is generally HOT with daytime temperatures averaging 100 in the summer and 55 in the winter. Nighttime lows range from 85 in the summer to 30 in the winter. Minimal shopping is available in Springdale, Utah located (2) miles from Park Headquarters. Full range of shopping, medical, dental, religious and recreational facilities are available in Hurricane (25 miles), St. George (45 miles) and in Cedar City, Utah (63 miles). (For more information visit: https://www.nps.gov/zion/index.htm).


Bachelor's degree focused on archive studies or a closely related field field applicants with advanced degrees encouraged to apply;

Experience in archives management to include appraisal, arranging & describing, processing, cataloging, research, preservation, and housing of collections;

Experience with supervision and training of interns and/or volunteers;

Ability to work with minimal direct supervision;

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 pubic, and agency personnel;

Intermediate or higher skill 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;

How to apply
Qualified and interested applicants should submit a cover letter, résumé, and list of three professional references by following this link: http://crcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org/careers/Careers.aspx?rf=PRESERVE&REQ=2018-RAP-066 No phone inquiries, please. We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

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