Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019
Contact: Kristen Schulze Muszynski
207-626-8404/ 207-441-7638

Secretary Dunlap opens search for State Archivist

AUGUSTA – Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap is now accepting resumes for the position of State Archivist. This position is responsible for management of the Maine State Archives, including proper scheduling of government records retention as well as advocacy, grant writing and educational outreach.

Desired qualifications for the position include a master’s degree in history, political science, archival studies, public administration or a related field; experience with archival or records management work, and excellent oral and written communication skills. Visit the Maine State Archives webpage for a full description of the position.

The deadline to send resumes to Sec. Dunlap is 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. Send materials to: Attn: Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, 148 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0148 or email sos.office@maine.gov .

Secretary Dunlap will review the applications and consult with his administrative team to choose his nominee, who will then be presented to the Maine Legislature for confirmation.

The Maine Constitution charges the Secretary of State with oversight of the State’s records and grants him the authority to appoint deputies to carry out the associated tasks. The Maine State Archives was created in 1965 and is located in the Cultural Building, across from the Statehouse in Augusta. Only three people have served in the role of State Archivist in that time: Samuel Silsby, James Henderson and David Cheever.