State of Wisconsin

State of Wisconsin

Archivist, Limited Term Employment, Wisconsin Veterans Museum


Deadline: All application materials must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on July 3, 2024.

Contact: Evan Holzhueter, Human Resources Assistant-Advanced, [email protected] , 608-265-3174

Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs
Making a difference in the lives of Wisconsin veterans.

The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) is recruiting for a Limited Term Employment (LTE) Archivist position to work as part of the team at the award-winning Wisconsin Veterans Museum (WVM), sharing the stories of our state’s military veterans and their history-shaping exploits. The position is headquartered in the heart of Madison, close to the Capitol and State Street.

The State of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce.

Position Summary

Position Summary

Under the general supervision of the Museum Assistant Director this position has overall responsibility for the digitization and creation of corresponding metadata for fully processed images from the Post-Civil War to World War I era in the holdings of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum archives.

To view a copy of the job description, click here .

Salary Information

The pay for this position is $21.00 per hour. This job does not offer employee benefits.

This position is in pay schedule and range 13-04.

This position is not represented by a bargaining unit.

Job Details

This position will work on a part-time basis working up to 20 hours per week.

LTE jobs are limited to 1,039 hours in a 12-month period and do not include employee benefits.

Due to the nature of the positions, WDVA will conduct a criminal background check prior to an offer of employment.


Minimally qualified applicants will have experience with:

  • Analyzing written content and render analysis in written format; and
  • Excellent verbal and written communication; and
  • National standards and practices that govern the cataloging of primary source materials and descriptive content standards from a variety of disciplines in the creation of descriptive content (e.g., MARC21 format, Encoded Archival Description, Encoded Archival Content, Dublin core, LC name and subject authorities, Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, Describing Archives, etc.); and
  • Computer use, including Microsoft Office Suite or similar applications

Well-qualified applicants will also have experience with at least one of the following:

  • Archival principles and practices; or
  • Graphic, audio and moving image formats and the metadata requirements for their access and preservation

Per Wisconsin Statute 230.26, Wisconsin residency is required for LTE appointments. The definition of Wisconsin residency for LTE employment can be found here .

How To Apply

How To Apply

To be eligible for consideration for a position, complete the online application process. For instructions, refer to the following link: Applying to State Service . You will be required to attach a resume and letter of qualifications. To ease the application process, upload your resume to WiscJobs prior to attaching it.

Periodically, applicant materials will be reviewed, and qualified applicants will be asked to participate in the next step of the hiring process. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted via email or phone. Make certain your contact information is correct and check your messages regularly.

Veterans are encouraged to apply. For information on veterans’ hiring programs that may benefit you, go to the Employment Assistance page on WDVA’s website.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, or an alien authorized to work in the U.S. without WDVA sponsorship) at the time of application.

If you have questions regarding an accommodation for the application process, contact Evan Holzhueter, Human Resources Assistant-Advanced, [email protected] , 608-265-3174.

Deadline to Apply

Deadline to Apply

All application materials must be submitted by 11:59p.m. on July 3, 2024.

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