CE30 - Archivist I
General Nature of Work:
Plans and supervises the work of personnel engaged in preservation of historical documents by use of microfilming or document restoration processes; prepares and processes historical documents following conservation procedures, treatments and techniques;
Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:
Examples of Work:
(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)
Supervises, trains and assists microfilm technicians with filming, editing and splicing microfilm.
Determines the best planatrol setting for each camera to achieve the best density and resolution using CMD readings.
Supervises, trains and assists document restorers with restoration of unique historical records.
Performs general research in published and unpublished sources on the history of South Carolina's government to determine how records should be arranged.
Repairs books from public and state collections by established procedures such as hinge tightening and spine replacement.
Performs a variety of conservation tasks including surface cleaning, humidification, flattening, mending with heat-set tissue, solubility testing, washing, lamination, deacidification and buffering and encapsulation.
Tests ink for feathering and/or coloring on documents before deacidification.
Constructs custom protective enclosures for rare/fragile materials.
Participates in disaster recovery activities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)
Knowledge of conservation techniques and treatment proposals and/or microfilming processes.
Knowledge of records management principles.
Skill in documentation research.
Ability to make sound judgments on treatment proposals and the potential and willingness to learn advanced conservation techniques.
Ability to perform duties requiring superior manual dexterity.
Ability to perform simple book repair techniques.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with others.
State Minimum Training and Experience
State Necessary Special Requirements:
(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)
A high school diploma and professional experience in restoration of manuscripts and documents or photographic experience in restoration of manuscripts and documents.
MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
A bachelor's degree in history, museology or a related field and one year related experience.
MUSC Physical Requirements: