State Archivist/Assistant Commissioner for Archives and Records
(August 4, 2023)
Position Title - State Archivist/Assistant Commissioner for Archives and Records
Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.) - Deputy Commissioner, Office of Cultural Education
Position Type - Full-time, permanent
Benefits - Yes
Salary Range - $116,000 or more
The New York State Education Department is seeking candidates for the position of State Archivist/Assistant Commissioner for Archives and Records in the New York State Archives, a component of the Office of Cultural Education within the New York State Education Department. Reporting directly to the Deputy Commissioner of Cultural Education, the Assistant Commissioner will serve as the State Archivist and will continue the tradition of strong leadership within the local, state, and national archival and history community.
The State Archives cares for a comprehensive collection of records, conducts related programs and services to state agencies, local governments, non-government historical records repositories, community organizations, and individuals. These programs and services span the boundaries of New York State and include technical assistance, training, publications, and grants to address archives and records management and to promote the use of historical records in the classroom to help students develop analytical and creative thinking skills. The State Archives manages a stewardship facility within the Cultural Education Center in Albany where more than 270 million colonial and state government records are preserved and made available for use. Through its Documentary Heritage Program, the Archives supports programs to ensure that the history of all New Yorkers is collected and saved for future generations.
The incumbent will also direct New York's state and local government records management programs including the State Records Center, coordinate the State Historical Records Advisory Board, manage the State Archive's special collections, and serve as the Executive Officer of the New York State Archives Partnership Trust, a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit established in support of the programs and projects of the State Archives. In the capacity of Executive Officer of the Archives Partnership Trust, the incumbent is responsible for acquiring resources through public/private partnerships designed to raise endowment and special project resources to supplement State operations funding. The Executive Officer manages a staff of four and a budget of just over $1 million.
Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to OCEjobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred). Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You must include the Box number (OCE-1326/26000) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.