Lava Beds National Monument, CA: PT Archives Technician (term), National Park Service

Lava Beds National Monument
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Created: April 7, 2016


This position is located in Lava Beds National Monument, in the Division of (XXXXX), and supports the (XXXXX) program. The primary purpose of this position is to assist in the organization and maintenance of the collections, and to administer the park's oral history and public history research programs.

Who May Be Considered: Applications will be accepted from All U.S. Citizens

This is a Term Appointment, part-time, and is expected to last for 13 months. This position may be extended at management's discretion, for a total of 4 years from the initial appointment.

Area Information:  Lava Beds and the Tule Lake Unit of the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monuments are located in northeastern California.  Nearby communities are Klamath Falls, OR (50 miles) and Tulelake, CA (25 miles).  Schools, churches, grocery stores, fuel and lodging can be found in both communities.  Lava Beds highlights the dynamic history of the Modoc Indian War of 1872 and features a spectacular rugged landscape punctuated by stunning cinder and spatter cones, lava flows, lava tube caves and pit craters, favorite destinations for visitors to explore.  The Tule Lake Unit tells the intriguing civil rights story of the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII, at 3 separate units within the monument.  Shared government housing may be available.  Employees should be ready for all weather conditions throughout the year.  Visit our websites at and for more information.

Administers the park’s oral history program and public history program.
Pursues, collects, studies, and prepares for accession into the museum oral history interviews and public history research and documents pertinent to the parks resources and themes.
Ensures proper maintenance and storage, control, and record management of materials.  Detects missing or misfiled materials; follows-up to locate or replace.
Unpacks new collections; arranges for freezing or isolation of the collections; performs cleaning; and rehouses the collection and labels all boxes and folders.
Prepares proper folders, sleeves, boxes, and other physical housing in order to assure maximum preservation, organizational integrity, and accessibility for use.
Responds to public requests for information.
May assist the supervisor with program management duties such as development of schedules, cost estimates, and proposals and/or grants to justify funding requests and accomplish goals.  May administer and track project funds and prepare accomplishment reports as needed.
Performs a variety of clerical functions in support of the organization.  This may include, for example, handling office records and correspondence, managing computer equipment, ordering supplies, and handling duplication requests.


Published: Thursday, April 7, 2016 05:05 UTC

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