Archivist - Sloan Museum / Buick Gallery and Research Center

Reports to: Curator of Collections

FLSA Status: Exempt



This person will be responsible for the Archives & Manuscripts and Prints & Photographs collections held by the Perry Archives, a part of Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium. Responsibilities include the arrangement, description, cataloging, and housing the holdings of the Perry Archives, as well as providing reference services to researchers and staff.


  • Performs processing of archives, manuscripts, prints and photographs, and audio visual materials; researches historical and biographical information relevant to the collection; creates finding aids and cataloging records.
  • Provides proper care and preservation of manuscript and photographic collections, including rehousing two dimensional materials and identifying critical conservation concerns.
  • Facilitate access to archival and library collections. Serves as the primary public interface between Researchers and the Archives
  • Oversees the Perry Archives Reading Room and supervises researchers in the space
  • Fulfills rights and reproductions requests
  • Assists in writing grants for special projects related to processing, digitizing, and conserving the
  • archival collection
  • Assists and supports the duties and objects of the Sloan*Longway collections department, including work on exhibit installations, three dimensional artifact movement, special events, and other duties as assigned by the Curator of Collections.


  • Bachelor’s degree in history, museum studies, or a related field of study required. Masters in Library Information Science or similar degree from an ALA accredited institution preferred.
  • Certified Archivist qualification preferred
  • One (1) year of cumulative full-time experience arranging and describing archival collections.
  • Experience providing reference services in an Archives or Special Collections Setting
  • Experience handling, and rehousing two dimensional materials
  • Experience processing archival collections and writing finding aids
  • Experience creating EAD finding aids preferred
  • Working knowledge of standards including Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), EAD, MARC, LCSH, LNAF, and other appropriate thesauri & authority lists used for indexing archival descriptions.
  • Able to function as part of a team, yet able to exercise independent judgment. Highly motivated with excellent writing, organizational, and project management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with both staff and the public with tact, courtesy and diplomacy.

Pay Range: $35,000-$40,000

To Apply: Email cover letter, resume, and references to or mail to:

Flint Cultural Center Corporation; Human Resources; 601 E. Second Street; Flint, MI 48503

Date Posted: 7.3.19 Posting will remain active until filled.

The Flint Cultural Center Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted on 7/9/2019

 The Michigan Museums Association is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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