Collections Archivist


The Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) seeks a motivated, detail-oriented Collections Archivist to work in the department’s Archival Collections Section, which is responsible for arranging and describing archival collections at the ADAH. The Collections Archivist will work in all aspects of archival collections work, which includes arranging and rehousing collections; monitoring the environment of archival storage areas; creating catalog records and finding aids for recent acquisitions; revising legacy catalog records and finding aids; and promoting the ADAH and its programs through presentations, tours, and other outreach activities. This is a full-time position and includes state benefits. Click here for more information.


Deadline to apply: October 15, 2021.




ADAH hires part-time student workers through contracts with the following local universities and colleges:
Alabama State University, Auburn University, AUM, and Troy Montgomery.

Students help with a variety of projects, including greeting visitors, providing school tours, cataloging artifacts, assisting researchers, scanning historical materials, and general administrative tasks. 


Current openings:

To apply, submit a Student Worker Application.


(For information about internship opportunities, see www.archives.alabama.gov/employ/internships.html.)



ADAH is an equal opportunity employer and employs individuals who have met the minimum qualifications for employment as established by Alabama's State Personnel Department. To find out more about Alabama's Personnel Policies, go to www.personnel.alabama.gov. To view a state job application, go to http://www.personnel.alabama.gov/Downloads/StateApp.pdf. Individuals interested in working with the state must apply through the state personnel system. Please do not send job applications to the ADAH.




ADAH hires from the following state employment registers when positions are available. (For the latest information about pay ranges for the positions below, see http://www.personnel.alabama.gov/PayPlan.)



The following registers are continuous (applications are accepted at any time):


Class Code 30430

Curator (General Option)

Class Code 30451 (Option 003)

Senior Archivist

Class Code 30435

Senior Museum Curator

Class Code 30452

Curator (Education/Interpretation Option)

Class Code 30451 (Option 358)

Cultural Resources Assistant

Class Code 30405


The following registers are opened only when positions are available:

Archivist Coordinator (currently closed)

Class Code 30436

Museum Curator Coordinator (currently closed)

Class Code 30453