Historic Resources Specialist I-State of Mississippi-Hinds County, MS

This is a professional work at the entry level of historic resources in an assigned program area (archaeological, archival cataloging and preservation, reference, and patron services, records management, historic preservation, historic education and interpretation, and collections management) providing historic resources education, training, and monitoring the work of volunteers and support staff; and performing related work as required. Incumbents work under the supervision of a director.

Examples of Work:

-Examples of work performed in this classification include , but are not limited to, the following:

-Documents historic resources using a variety of media (photography, audio tape, film, mapping, etc.).

-Researches public requests and disseminates to the public, through direct contact or through reports, articles, and other written materials, information of historical significance.

-Originates, researches, plans, produces, and presents public and educational programs with accompanying material.

-Lectures on subjects of historical, archaeological, architectural, and/or archival interest.

-Conducts tours of historic museums and properties and monitors the numbers and behaviors of visitors.

-Coordinates, recruits, trains, and schedules volunteers.

-Conducts historical research to identify and authenticate historical resources and studies and preserves artifacts, objects, manuscripts, and records related to the State’s cultural and political history.

-Manages, maintains, and preserves collections.

-Serves on interpretive services team and acts as an advocate for the mission of the Department.

-Performs reference services and technical assistance for the public and for requesting agencies.

-Assist in preservation and maintenance of Mississippi historic sites, collections, and resources.

-Performs similar or related duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:



A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

Substitution Statement:

Above graduation from a standard four year high school or equivalent (GED), related education and related experience may be substituted on an equal basis.


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