The Atlanta History Center is looking for a highly motivated and results oriented professional to fill the role within the organization of Archivist.


Reporting to the Vice President, Research Services, the Archivist is an entrepreneurial, collaborative, team oriented individual that is resourceful and prepared to lead. This individual supports and works in conjunction with the Senior Archivist to acquire, preserve, and make available collections for and of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. In addition, s/he is responsible for managing volunteers and compiling statistics for the reading room.


The successful candidate will be a strategic and innovative thinker, as well as a self-starter who demonstrates strong interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills and energy, creative vision, and a sense of humor and charisma; has strong organizational and analytical ability, in addition to a positive attitude and human relations orientation; is an articulate and persuasive communicator, both verbally and in writing; is goal-oriented and able to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet myriad deadlines; and possesses a strong sense of personal and professional integrity with the ability to exercise authority and accept responsibility.


The successful candidate must be able to work independently, while consulting with the Vice President, Research Services on a consistent basis and must demonstrate capacity to make sound recommendations in a fluid environment. The successful candidate must be able to perform all essential job functions accurately and efficiently; be willing and able to develop and maintain professional and positive working relationships with supervisors, staff, managers and constituents of the Atlanta History Center team; be able to exercise tact and diplomacy; work with tight deadlines; and produce first-rate, highly accurate work, with meticulous attention to detail; uphold ethical standards and comply with all state and federal laws and company policies and procedures.


Job Responsibilities


  • Work collaboratively with AHC Staff and key departments to understand the institutional objectives and strategies related to AHC mission and other activities
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, donors, volunteers, senior managers, and trustees, with an emphasis on tact, diplomacy, flexibility, collaboration, professionalism, and discretion appraise materials received for loan, acquisition, study, or other; integrating, organizing and preserving collection materials comprising multiple formats; developing collections; creating finding aids; and supervising volunteers, interns, and Fellows.
  • Along with the Senior Archivist, the Archivist works to develop procedures and guidelines to ensure collections are properly preserved, to promote access, to facilitate use of the collections by patrons and staff, and to develop grant-supported projects.
  • Other responsibilities include collaborating with other departments in the review and implementation of best practices for the development and management of permanent collections at the Atlanta History Center; providing reference services to patrons; writing articles, presenting papers, and providing consultation regarding collections and best practices; and creating and designing exhibitions based on the permanent collections of the Kenan Research Center.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned



  • Master’s degree in American History, American Studies or related area from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum three (3) years experience
  • Demonstrated communication skills including effective oral/speaking skills and writing skills

Background Check Requirements: Satisfactory criminal background checks required


How To Apply:

Resumes will be accepted through December 5, 2012. To apply, send a current resume to:

Michelle Kimery

Human Resources Manager

130 West Paces Ferry Road

Atlanta, Georgia 30305


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Posted: November 23, 2012