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The Institute of Historical Survey Foundation (IHSF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Archive dedicated to the conservation and preservation of paper, film, sound, digital recordings, and muniments of historical importance. IHSF is seeking an Executive Director for this non-traditional repository.

The collections of the Foundation are diverse and include a plethora of materials with unlimited geographical and topical subjects. IHSF, most particularly, has comprehensive laboratories capable of migrating “retired” recordings to current digital media. Staff members are primarily volunteers.

Major duties and responsibilities:

The position involves overall supervision of historical projects (secular/ecclesiastical), the accession and preservation of archival acquisitions, reference services, and promotion of the IHSF Mission.

Qualifications Preferred:

ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library Science; Certified Archivist; Master’s degree in History or related field

Good communication skills including written/spoken English and electronic media

Knowledge of archival theory, practice, and automated systems

Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing requirements

Ability to work with retirees, senior volunteers, as well as university students

Physical Requirements

Ability to lift 35 lbs, move boxes and items via ladders when necessary

Current driver’s license required

COVID-19 protocols apply

Reply to:

Dr. Evan Davies

POB 36 Mesilla Park, New Mexico 88047 Tele: 575.525.3035


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