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Position: Building & Grounds Assistant
Pay Rate: $16.00 per hour
Terms of Employment: Full time (40 hours/week), evenings and Saturdays required
Date Available: Immediately

Temporary with chance of full time employment after completing 13 weeks of work through Temp Service Agency. Excellent benefits package including health, dental, and life insurance, an employer-sponsored 401K, 10 vacation days (increases to 20 days after three years), 12 paid holidays, and 12 sick days per year.

Job Description:

  1. Replenishes supplies, cleans and sanitizes restrooms using established practices and procedures.
  2. Cleans, dusts, and wipes building surfaces including furniture, windows, vents, tables, benches and walls; sweeps, mops, or vacuums floors; empties/cleans wastebaskets and trash containers maintaining separation of recyclable items for pick-up; replaces light bulbs; strips, cleans, buffs and applies floor sealer and floor finish to hard surface floors, vacuums and cleans carpeting; cares for indoor plants, strictly follows instructions regarding the use of chemicals and supplies; operates a variety of custodial and maintenance equipment tools; safely operates vehicles and other equipment in the performance of assigned duties.
  3. Provides facilities support and maintenance services for meetings, receptions, Friends book sale operations and special functions including monitoring the schedule, safe food handling procedures and assisting with the operation of equipment.
  4. Opens and unlocks the building in the morning and properly secures the building in the evening including locking all doors, turning off lighting and equipment, verifying that all patrons and staff have left the building, and arming the security system.
  5. Promptly reports building and equipment problems, malfunctions, thefts, sanitary hazards, suspicious behavior, unsafe conditions and problems with visitors and staff. Takes appropriate corrective action to ensure building safety and theft prevention. Observes safe working habits and practices.
  6. Monitors building and grounds to prevent violations of library’s personal conduct policy; monitors and promptly responds to radio security calls from staff; contacts local police as necessary. Asks visitors in violation of library policies to leave building and grounds; contacts the police if necessary. Ensures security of building and grounds during assigned times; lowers flags; locks and unlocks doors and gates.
  7. Performs light ground maintenance duties including trash, debris and plant material removal.
  8. Checks and promptly reports any problems with exterior building systems i.e. parking lot lights and sprinkler system.
  9. Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  10. Performs minor interior building maintenance such as painting, replacement of faucet washers, minor carpentry and mechanical tasks.
  11. Provides support services for staff, Friends volunteers and patrons as needed; unloads and stacks books, moves furniture and takes materials to recycle and trash bins, runs errands, performs other related tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school graduate or equivalent. Candidate must be able to understand and act on written and oral instructions in English. The candidate should possess a basic knowledge of cleaning chemicals and methods and must be physically fit enough to operate necessary cleaning equipment including vacuums, carpet extractors, and floor equipment. The candidate must be agile enough to bend to reach low shelves and to climb a ladder, and strong enough to lift loads of up to forty pounds. The candidate must be dependable and punctual.

How to Apply:

Apply at Action Personnel, Inc.
1718 North Amburn Road, Suite A
Texas City, TX 77592
Call 409.935.0111.
Apply at Express Employment Professionals
600 Gulf Freeway, Suite 101
Texas City, TX 77591
Call 409.935.9990.
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Special Collections (2)
Archivist | Museum Curator

Position: Archivist I or II
Starting Pay Rate: $20.19 – $27.60 hourly DOQ
Terms of Employment: Full time (40 hours/week)
Date Available: Immediately

Rosenberg Library seeks a motivated, engaged, and customer-service oriented Archivist I or Archivist II to work at the library’s Galveston and Texas History Center (GTHC). The GTHC, one of the main repositories for Texana in the United States, collects materials about Galveston from its 1839 incorporation to the present and documents Texas from the Spanish period through the Civil War. Our collection embraces more than 13,000 linear feet — two and a half miles — of written, visual, and oral materials.

The Archivist is responsible for assisting customers and researchers with reference questions; processing and cataloging manuscripts, maps, photos, and other materials; supporting digitization efforts; helping supervise and train interns and volunteers; and assisting the Special Collections Manager with public programs, exhibits, and publications. Position reports to the Special Collections Manager.

Duties for this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provides archival reference and research services for users needing archival materials.
  • Organizes, processes, and conserves archival and/or library collections, including creating digital surrogates of archival items.
  • Compiles and creates finding aids and reference guides according to current archival standards (EAD, DACS, etc.) so that information is accessible.
  • Provides public liaison activities including tours, lectures, media appearances and interviews.
  • Assists in planning exhibits by organizing and interpreting historical records for public presentation.

Key Qualifications:

  • Professional work experience in an archive, research library, or manuscript repository preferred.
  • Evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of the reference process and ability to oversee onsite researchers and answer requests for information from internal and external sources.
  • Experience with accessioning and processing manuscript materials in accordance with archival standards.
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in digital management of collection materials.
  • Experience using a collections management database, such as ArchivEra.
  • Ability to perform physical tasks, including climbing a ladder and lifting up to forty (40) pounds.
  • Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Effective communication skills in Spanish preferred.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • For Archivist I:
    • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited university, with specialization in archival administration or Master’s Degree in History/Public History with coursework in archival administration.
  • For Archivist II:
    • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited university, with specialization in archival administration or Master’s Degree in History/Public History with coursework in archival administration.
    • Three (3) years professional experience working in an archive, library, museum, or other cultural heritage institution.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience supervising staff, interns, and/or volunteers.
    • Certification from the Academy of Certified Archivists.

Terms of Employment:

  • Full time commensurate with a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and life insurance, an employer-sponsored 401K, 15 vacation days (increases to 20 days after three years), 12 paid holidays, and 12 sick days per year.
  • Employment is contingent on passing a background check.

Review of applications will begin October 18; position open until filled.

Rosenberg Library does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual’s status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Rosenberg Library encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

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Archivist | Museum Curator

Position: Museum Curator
Pay Rate: $55,000 – $65,000 annually DOQ
Terms of Employment: Full time (40 hours/week)
Date Available: Immediately

The Rosenberg Library in Galveston, Texas seeks a creative and dynamic Museum Curator to lead the Rosenberg Library Museum’s historic art and artifact exhibitions and create a vibrant, visitor-centered, and educational historical and cultural destination. The Museum Curator develops, interprets, exhibits, and curates the Museum’s collections with the goal of inspiring civic engagement and celebrating the diverse history of Galveston and early Texas.

The Rosenberg Library

The historic Rosenberg Library is the oldest public library in Texas in continuous operation. Governed by a board of trustees, the Rosenberg Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which provides free public library service to all Galvestonians.

The Rosenberg Library Museum maintains and exhibits artifacts that document the history of Galveston and the Republic of Texas, as well as the Library’s fine art collection. The Museum collections include approximately 6,000 artifacts and 1,500 artworks. Items from the Museum collections are permanently displayed throughout the Library along with alternating gallery exhibits. Currently, the main 4th floor Museum space is closed following recent renovations of the 1904 Rosenberg Wing, which included restoration of the beautiful, historic ceilings, skylight, and arched windows. Plans to reopen the flexible, open-concept exhibition area are in development, and the successful candidate for this position will help lead this effort.

The Museum is a division of the Special Collections Department along with the Galveston and Texas History Center. The Museum Curator will be an integral part of the Special Collections team, working closely with archivists and researchers, and reporting to the Special Collections Manager.

The Rosenberg Library Museum has always been free and open to the public so there are no barriers to access. The Museum serves the culturally diverse residents and visitors of the Galveston Island community and strives to be an open, inclusive, and equitable place where all feel welcome.

More information about the Museum is available at http://rosenberg-library-museum.org/.

Job Description

  • Develops, plans, and implements various museum activities such as special displays, exhibits, guided tours and related educational programs for adults and children. Plans and hosts exhibit opening receptions, Museum Book Club, and other programs and events.
  • Creates and implements marketing plans for exhibits, traveling programs, special events, and educational programs, including children and adult programs. Prepares press releases, brochures, posters, exhibit labels, program announcements, website and social media content, and presentations to civic and community groups to heighten awareness of the Library’s museum and its collections.
  • Researches, accessions, and catalogs museum artifacts. Maintains accurate records of museum holdings and loans.
  • Prepares reports and correspondence related to museum operations. Performs routine office and administrative tasks.
  • Stays abreast of applicable laws, ethics, regulations, and trends related to museum management and operations.
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and works cooperatively and jointly to provide quality customer service.
  • Confers with supervisor to formulate and interpret policies and to plan and coordinate overall operations. Provides general consulting and strategic support as requested.
  • Works with Special Collections Manager to enhance coordination between museum and archives programming.
  • Handles repository agreements and deeds of gift. Recommends items for acquisition and de-accession in compliance with established policies and administers loan agreements.
  • Ensures that all museum properties are properly maintained and stored. Regularly inspects museum premises and collections to ensure the preservation and safety of all holdings. Implements methods for preservation and conservation of artifacts in keeping with modern museum practices.
  • Responds to reference inquiries and suggestions from the public, staff, and Board of Trustees and works to expeditiously resolve problems and customer complaints. Provides occasional coverage of the archives reference desk in the Galveston and Texas History Center.
  • Establishes and maintains partnerships with community and state organizations to promote awareness of the Library’s collections.
  • Develops grant proposals and fund raising strategies to support museum programs, facilities, and operations. Assists with Library fund raising efforts and events as needed.
  • Supervises the museum volunteer program including the recruitment, scheduling, training, direction and evaluation of volunteers.
  • Performs special projects as assigned by Executive Director and Special Collections Manager.

The Museum Curator is a full-time (40/hours per week) position requiring occasional evening and weekend hours. The hiring salary range is $55,000 – 65,000, commensurate with experience, with a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and life insurance, an employer-sponsored 401K, 15 vacation days (increases to 20 days after three years), 10 paid holidays, and 12 sick days per year.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Museum Studies, Public History, or closely related field, plus three (3) years of experience in Museum Administration or in planning/designing exhibits.
  • Experience may substitute for education up to two (2) years.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Exceptional research and writing skills.
  • Knowledge of the curatorial field and best museum practices.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills, including ability to work independently and prioritize multiple projects with competing deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of PastPerfect, Google Workspace, and Microsoft Office preferred.
  • Bilingual skills are a plus.
  • Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.

The Rosenberg Library is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ applicants.

About Galveston Island

Imagine riding your bike or walking to work! Short commutes along the seawall and through beautiful historic neighborhoods are just one advantage of life on Galveston Island. A small city of about 50,000 residents, Galveston has all the amenities of a big city without the traffic. Galvestonians enjoy access to world-class healthcare, cultural institutions, education, and outdoor recreation in a historic seaside setting. You won’t have to leave the island, but if you do, Houston is less than an hour’s drive away. Learn more about island life at https://www.galveston.com/.

How to Apply

Please click the “Apply” button below and submit the following materials:

  1. Rosenberg Library Employment Application
  2. Resume
  3. Cover letter
  4. Recent writing sample (i.e. published article, blog post, press release, web content, etc.)
  5. If possible, include photos of an exhibit you developed
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Volunteer Application

We appreciate your interest in becoming a volunteer. The Rosenberg Library is not accepting volunteers at this time. Thank you.