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  • Thursday, May 05, 2022 9:13 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Media Archivist 

    (May 5, 2022)

    Position Title - Media Archivist

    Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.)- Associate Director, Archives and Digital Systems

    Position Type - Full-time, term

    Benefits - Yes

    Salary Range - $76,000 - $85,000


    Media Archivist

    Multimedia Division

    Multiple Locations Considered (New York preferred)

    Application Deadline: May 31, 2022

    The Multimedia Division of Human Rights Watch (HRW) is seeking a Media Archivist to evaluate and organize digital audiovisual collections and support technical systems for the Documentary video production unit. The Documentary unit is part of the Development Department at HRW, crafting visual messaging to raise public awareness of the human rights violations HRW investigates and documents.

    This is a fixed-term, full-time position for one year, with the possibility for extension. This position will ideally be based in one of HRW’s offices (Amman, Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Nairobi, New York, Tunis, or Washington D.C,), and reports to the Associate Director of Archives and Digital Systems based in New York.

    Due to COVID-19, many of our global offices are operating in reduced capacities. The successful candidate may be required to work remotely if local requirements necessitate it. We recognize that this moment, during the pandemic, is a uniquely difficult time for most people, particularly those with caregiving responsibilities, and we aim to be as flexible and supportive as possible in both the recruitment for and onboarding of this position.


    1. Oversee acquisition of digital collections to storage and the HRW digital asset management system;

    2. Perform archival processing and normalization of digital collections;

    3. Ensure a full set of high-resolution assets, including final master files, original source media, and project files are submitted by the production team to the archive for each project;

    4. Evaluate digital collections for errors and omissions in use of arrangement templates, naming standards, and submission of proper materials;

    5. Train staff to follow archival standards;

    6. Monitor automated cataloging functions within the digital asset management system (DAM) and create batch cataloging records for completed projects when necessary;

    7. Perform Adobe Premiere sequence setup with media from the HRW Archive and reconnect previous projects to original source media;

    8. Field incoming footage requests from staff and search archives for material;

    9. Support technical workflow for the organization’s digital media production unit using Adobe Premiere/macOS;

    10. Work with HRW IT and vendors to maintain digital systems used by the Documentary video production unit, including DAMs and data storage servers;

    11. Provide technical support and training for the Documentary video production unit for data management platforms including video distribution portal and digital asset management systems;

    12. Provide consultation to staff and outside collaborators for efficient data transmission from the field, including upload to HRW’s centralized technical architecture; and

    13. Reconcile data on ancillary drives and storage media against data stored in collections and eliminate duplicate media.


    Education: A master’s degree or equivalent experience in Information Systems, Information Technology, Media Archiving, Communications, or similar related field is required.

    Experience: A minimum of two (2) years of experience in digital archiving with at least five (5) years of professional experience in Information Technology, video production, or archiving/preservation.

    Related Skills and Knowledge:

    1. Proficiency performing archival processing for digital collections is required.

    2. Familiarity with HD video file formats, acquisition, media management, and sound recording is required.

    3. Familiarity with the BASH programming language and use of command line in macOS environment is preferred.

    4. Understanding of common metadata standards for archival description and digital preservation (EAD, OAIS, PREMIS) preferred.

    5. Exceptional oral and written communication skills in English required; proficiency in another language is desirable.

    6. Experience training staff to follow archival standards and practices is preferred.

    Salary and Benefits: HRW seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation and employer-paid benefits. HRW also offers a relocation assistance package and will assist employees in obtaining necessary work authorization, if required; citizens of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.

    How to Apply: Please apply immediately or by May 31, 2022 by visiting our online job portal at careers.hrw.org and attaching a letter of interest and CV or resume. No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application submission, or if you require accommodations during the application process, please email recruitment@hrw.org. Due to the large response, application submissions via email will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will go unanswered.

    Human Rights Watch is strong because it is diverse. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Human Rights Watch does not discriminate on the basis of disability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or criminal record. We welcome all kinds of diversity. Our employees include people who are parents and nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a wide span of socio-economic backgrounds and perspectives on the world. Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer.

    Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.

    To Apply please send Resume and Cover Letter to recruitment@hrw.org


  • Saturday, April 30, 2022 9:18 AM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Archives Assistant

    (April 30, 2022)

    Position Title - Archives Assistant

    Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.)- Director of Archives & Records Management

    Position Type - Full-time, permanent

    Benefits - Yes

    Salary Range - $45,000 - $55,000


    Oversee all transcript and student record requests, responding in a timely manner

    Assist with research requests from various office, parishes, and the general public ranging from institutional history and reproduction requests to genealogy

    Interact with offices, parishes, and researchers in a professional, helpful manner

    Organize closed school records, including weeding unnecessary materials, following Archives retention policies

    Assist with the collection of sacramental records from Archdiocesan parishes for digitization, which includes communication with pastors and parish staff as well as site visits and transfer of record books

    Manage the general inbox for the Archives, responding to queries or directing to appropriate person

    Actively expand knowledge of archival organization and arrangement principals, with the goal of assisting in processing the backlog of archival collections

    Contribute to the Archives’ online presence, including updating social media accounts and providing information for the website

    As needed, duties may also include: filing; photocopying; sorting and moving books and records; processing invoices for payment; responding to research queries; assisting with exhibit preparation and breakdown; and other tasks as needed


    To Apply: Please send Resume & cover letter to kate.feighery@archny.org

  • Thursday, April 28, 2022 9:21 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Archive Consultant 

    (April 28, 2022)

    Position Title - Archive Consultant

    Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.) - Executive Director

    Position Type - Part-time, term

    Benefits - No

    Hourly wage range - $36 - $40


    Socrates Sculpture Park seeks a thought partner in realizing its first institutional archive. This request for proposals lays out the full scope of what the archive seeks to accomplish. The expectation for this position is for an initial assessment to inform and contextualize what will be a larger proposal to fulfill the goals enumerated in this request. The primary deliverable for this work is the inventory, which is foundational to the success of this project. The ideal candidate will help inform the timelines for other critical deliverables, assist in establishing a quote for the full scope of work, and offer recommendations for a collections management system.


    Socrates Sculpture Park is requesting proposals from experienced archiving consultants for the Park’s first institutional archive. The archive will broaden the narrative of Socrates in the context of its mission, preserve the organization’s history and focus on artists who have been left out of the historical canon of large scale public art; because they were people of color (BIPOC), women, freely expressing their sexual and gender identity, or all of those intersections.


    Founded In 1986 by visionary sculptor Mark di Suvero, Socrates Sculpture Park is a community engaged New York City waterfront park dedicated to supporting artists in the production and presentation of public art.

    In its 35 year history, Socrates has been foundational in fostering and launching the careers of over 1,000 emerging and mid-career large scale public art sculptors. In addition, the Park has pioneered environmentalism from its genesis as a land reclamation artist led project, on its five waterfront acres in Long Island City. Socrates has fabricated and exhibited sculptures by renowned artists and introduced groundbreaking work by numerous women and artists of color such as Agnes Denes, Alison Saar, Bob Haozous, Chakaia Booker, Emilio Cruz, Jeffrey Gibson, Michael Richards, Sanford Biggers, Ursula von Rydingsvard and Xaviera Simmons. The Park is a cultural anchor in Queens, NY, the most ethnically diverse county in America, and a pioneer for community led use of cultural space for public engagement.

    Socrates is initiating an archive project to tell its institutional story and preserve its history. The organization will lay the groundwork for a living archive to tell the story of its artists served, projects produced and Socrates’ overall impact on the field of modern sculpture, particularly in the context of inclusion and promoting diverse artists.

    We are in a critical time in American history, where norms regarding inclusion, diversity, representation and access to the arts, are being upended. With the establishment of an institutional archive, Socrates is in a unique position to play a pivotal role in changing the cultural narrative around who creates large scale public sculpture, by promoting and reintroducing the work of women and BIPOC artists who have historically been excluded from the artistic canon.

    Throughout Socrates’ history, 32% of public art sculptures were created by women, 20% were BIPOC. From 2015-2020, 49% of public art sculptures were created by women, 45% BIPOC. In our 2020 exhibition season ‘Monuments Now’, 50% of the public art sculptures were created by women, 79% BIPOC. The institution strives to gain more data from the archive regarding our artists who have identified their sexual and gender identities.

    The importance of an institutional archive lies in the ephemeral nature of the artwork created here. The large scale sculptures exhibited at Socrates mark the first time commissioning public art for a majority of our artists. Socrates does not have the space to house a permanent collection, at the end of each season, many of the sculptures are dismantled and destroyed. The institution continues to work at traveling artworks to other institutions and exhibition spaces to increase the audience for these sculptures. Without an archive, images and records of these works will no longer exist in the world, or be available to add to the stories, scholarship and legacy of so many visionary artists.


    Socrates seeks to create longevity and access to the sculptors and artists who have fabricated and exhibited their work at the Park.

    The living archive should accomplish the following:

    - Create access to historical data and offer a robust cohesive narrative about the organization’s history as an internationally recognized onsite fabricator and presenter of large scale public art

    - Focus on the contributions of BIPOC artists, women, and artists who have freely expressed their gender and sexual identity, to the artistic canon of large scale public sculpture

    - Build a foundation for future documentation and highlight the Park’s impact on its local, national and international communities

    - Create an artist life cycle linking artists who have returned to exhibit their work at Socrates to previous work they created at the Park (examples Jeffrey Gibson, Maren Hassinger)

    - Implement archival best practices specifically around dealing with slides, digital assets, video and artist ephemera in a searchable cloud based database

    - Create useful tags, robust finding aids and a style guide

    - Build a community knowledge base for public programs and engagement

    - Emphasize Socrates’ environmental work with land reclamation, and suggest a platform for committed and meaningful land acknowledgement

    - Provide for strategic use of the archive for future institutional initiatives across multiple platforms, including scholarly research


    - Create an inventory and catalog of assets

    - Create a finding aid

    - Assist in creating a budget for the costs associated with archival personnel, maintenance, technology and storage in the context of the ambitions set out in the request for proposals

    - Suggest organization, record groupings, structure and record retention in support of a searchable cloud-based database, accessible for public and scholarly use

    - Assess database options and recommend digital asset management tools

    - Recommend best archival practices for current and future assets to include standards of care, maintenance and storage of scannings, digital images, slides, film and video footage, publications and draft drawings as well as for future digitization of books, records and non-digitized items


    - Creating a roadmap for determining what should be collected in the future

    - Recommending future stewardship of the archives, including current and archival staff requirements

    - Activating the archive space, identifying audience usage and best relational experience of our artwork

    - Suggesting ways that the institution can better collaborate with department directors, as well as with artists and community stakeholders to create a cohesive institutional vision for the archive


    - Inventory of archive assets

    - Archive assessment report for Socrates Sculpture Park to include the items detailed in the scope of services with emphasis on findings, record grouping structure, recommendations and estimated budget including personnel, storage and technology costs


    - Experience developing a living archive that evolves from a static historical reference tool

    - Preferred candidate must be familiar with the non-profit art sector specifically in engaging with a smaller institution, Socrates’ annual operating budget is 1.7 million

    - Be able to speak to the issues of inclusion and correcting lack of representation in archives and artistic spaces

    - Ability to synthesize information from institutional staff, artists and stakeholders into functional data

    - Ability to identify best practices and industry standards for archiving, technology and storage


    The Archive consultant will be paid $20,000 for their services: half upon signing the contract, the remainder upon completion of deliverables. This is an independent contractor position and is not eligible for employee benefits.


    The proposed timeline for this project: May 2022 and ending December 2022


    Send a proposal with “Archive Consultant” in the subject line to jobs@socratessculpturepark.org including the following attached as a single PDF:

    - Cover letter expressing interest and qualifications

    - Resume

    - Examples of previous archival work

    - Names and contact for three references

    Socrates Sculpture Park is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. The Park is committed to building a culturally diverse community and strongly encourages applications from candidates from underrepresented communities.

  • Monday, April 25, 2022 7:43 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Archives Manager

    (April 25, 2022)

    Position Title - Archives Manager

    Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.) - Director of Archives and Publications

    Position Type - Part-time, permanent

    Benefits - No

    Hourly wage range - $31 - $35

    R & Company is the pre-eminent design gallery in New York City, representing contemporary artists and a wealth of important vintage furniture and design objects. The gallery presents 7-10 exhibitions annually in its Tribeca locations and participates in international design fairs in the United States and abroad. Within R & Company, we hold an important and extensive non-circulating library and archival collection covering the history of art, design, and architecture from circa 1900 to the present. The general library includes many rare and out-of-print titles, with specialties in international design overviews from the mid-twentieth century, period pamphlets, and catalogs. In the archives and special collections, R & Company holds a significant range of materials, such as the estate of Greta Magnusson Grossman, a drawings collection, a vast array of periodicals, photographs, ephemera, an AV media collection, and many other rare resources related to the history of modern design.

    We seek an inquisitive and collaborative individual to serve as Archives Manager to the gallery’s library and archives. Qualified candidates will have experience processing archival materials, appropriate knowledge and practiced application of archival theory and best practices.

    Duties & responsibilities

    • Work across gallery departments to ensure that the archives are made available by appointment to scholars, curators, collectors, and the public as appropriate
    • Schedule, welcome, and assist visitors
    • Maintain a secure, clean, and organized environment
    • Perform an annual inventory of the archives across all gallery locations and review entries in the gallery’s digital catalog system
    • Process and catalog the gallery’s institutional archives and memory
    • Process and catalog digital images created by the gallery, reviewing saving and naming conventions with Marketing
    • Process, catalog, and store physical and digital archival materials from the gallery’s collection and external sources
    • Develop finding aids and create strategies to increase awareness and accessibility to the archives
    • Work with gallery directors to identify acquisition goals for the library and archives, coordinate new archives acquisitions, and purchase and index new books for the library
    • Move archival materials for storage and exhibitions in coordination with Registration
    • Assess the value of the archives and library assets for insurance purposes
    • Conduct provenance research, description, and bibliography for objects in coordination with Registration
    • Collaborate with Registration and Marketing on a style guide to ensure company-wide compliance with data entry rules
    • Assist with the preparation of statements of authenticity for historical works in tandem with Sales and Registration
    • Assist with the preparation of historical vetting materials for major art fairs with the Exhibitions and Museum Relations departments
    • Promote and oversee loans of archival material for museum and institutional exhibitions
    • Respond to rights and reproduction requests for image inquiries
    • Scan and digitize documents and audiovisual media according to established guidelines
    • Coordinate restoration of paper works as needed
    • Collaborate with all departments in developing dynamic, thought-provoking public programs—talks with artists and specialists, tours, design and fabrication demonstrations, curricular materials for teachers—to bring artists’ work to life and build an appreciation for historical and contemporary design across a variety of audiences

    Required qualifications

    • Master’s degree from an accredited college in library science, archives management, or a related field; or a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and at least one year of professional experience in archival, records, or library management
    • Advanced organizational skills and excellent attention to detail
    • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a team and independently
    • Capable of lifting cartons up to 40 pounds

    Preferred qualifications

    • Familiarity and interest in design history
    • Experience in FileMaker
    • Experience in Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
    • Ability to restore paper works


    Please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references addressed to Mina Warchavchik Hugerth at archives@r-and-company.com. Candidates will be contacted for interviews. No phone calls, please. R & Company is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Monday, April 18, 2022 9:03 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Digital Archivist 

    (April 18, 2022)

    Position Title - Digital Archivist

    Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.) - Head of Archives

    Position Type - Full-time, permanent

    Benefits - Yes

    Salary Range - $45,000-$55,000

    Cai Studio is seeking a full-time Digital Archivist with exceptional computer skills, knowledge of audiovisual and digital preservation practices, and experience working with collection management software. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, proactive, and can multitask in a fast-paced environment.

    Under the direction of the artist, Cai Studio oversees the fabrication of original artworks, the coordination of public exhibitions, and the conception and production of related publications. The archive department is one of the three main departments (projects, archives, and collections) at the studio. This department is responsible for cataloging and maintaining photographs, videos, and printed documentation of artworks, the art making process, and exhibitions from the earliest stages of Cai’s career up to the present day. The team contributes to a wider understanding of the artist by supporting publications, exhibitions, and scholarship.


    - Oversee preservation of and access to the studio’s archive of audiovisual media, both analog and digital

    - Manage studio systems including Synology NAS, AWS storage, and LTO tape

    - Evaluate and update current digital preservation policies according to evolving industry best practices; document and implement new policies as needed

    - Collaborate with archives and collections team on database management and metadata needs

    - Work with studio staff to address audiovisual and digital needs for upcoming projects and exhibitions

    - Ingest and catalogue video material when received

    - Field scholarly and press requests for video material

    - Work in an efficient, timely manner. Some project-related travel may be required.

    The ideal candidate will meet the following requirements:

    - Advanced degree in Library Science or Moving Image Archiving and Preservation, or equivalent combination of education and experience

    - Demonstrated knowledge of audiovisual and digital archives, including preservation of analog and born-digital formats

    - Strong knowledge of and experience applying metadata standards such as EAD, DACS, MODS, and VRA Core

    - Knowledge of controlled vocabularies and standards including the Getty AAT and Library of Congress Subject Headings

    - Experience working with vendors for archival digitization, IT, and storage

    - Working knowledge of photo/video equipment and scanning/digitization workflows

    - Familiarity with command-line based digital preservation programs and shell scripting within a macOS/UNIX environment

    - Background and/or interest in contemporary art and art history

    - Bilingual speaking and reading skills in Mandarin Chinese and English


    - Working experience of Catalogue raisonné

    - Working knowledge of Filemaker database software

    - Working knowledge of Collective Access database software

    - Knowledge of linked data principles such as Wikidata, BIBFRAME, and Linked Art.

    Please send your résumé and cover letter to Cai Studio at nystudio.search@gmail.com

    with “Digital Archivist” in the subject line. Only selected applicants will be contacted.

    Compensation commensurate with experience.

    http://www.caiguoqiang.com/press/PDFforPress/Digital Archivist_Cai Studio_2022.pdf

    To Apply Send résumé and cover letter to nystudio.search@gmail.com

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022 8:56 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Part-time Project Archivist

    (April 12, 2022)

    Position Title - Part-time Project Archivist

    Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.) - Director of Archival Partnerships

    Position Type - Part-time, term

    Benefits - No

    Hourly Wage Range - $25 - $30

    The American Jewish Historical Society is seeking a part-time Project Archivist. 

    Reporting directly to the Director of Archival Partnerships with assistance from the Director of Collections and Engagement, the Project Archivist will arrange, describe and preserve collections of institutional records and personal papers in accordance with professional best practices and institutional guidelines; partner with archives staff  to determine project priorities, evaluate potential access restrictions, and resolve arrangement questions; recommend the selection of materials for digitization; assist with quality assurance procedures for digital assets; create EAD finding aids; and edit existing finding aids to reflect new accretions.

    Salary: $27-$32/hour

    Term of project: 3 months, with the possibility of extension

    Responsibilities include:

    Survey, arrange, describe, and rehouse archival collections and accretions to existing collections in accordance with best practices and AJHS-specific guidelines and vocabularies

    Assess confidentiality and privacy restrictions 

    Contribute to selection of materials for digitization and support digitization process 

    Create archival description using ArchivesSpace

    Produce social media and other content to raise public awareness of newly processed materials

    Contribute to documentation on processing, encoding, and preservation

    Participate in AJHS’ general reference work, including paging materials to the Reading Rooms for researchers

    Required Skills:

    Master’s Degree in Information and Library Science, Archival Studies, or a related field or equivalent professional experience with formal coursework in archival management

    2-4 years of processing experience, preferably on large institutional collections

    Knowledge of archival best practices and standards

    Familiarity with ArchivesSpace

    Ability to work flexibly, independently, and collaboratively in a complex organizational environment

    Familiarity with EAD and MARC standards

    Capacity to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

    Analytical skills and detail orientation

    Superb writing, proofreading, and editing skills 


    To Apply: Please send Resume and cover letter to info@ajhs.org.

  • Monday, April 11, 2022 9:06 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Archival Intern 

    (April 11, 2022)

    Position Title - Archival Intern

    Supervisor Title (All student, intern, and volunteer position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.) - Head of Archive

    Position Type - Paid Internship

    Does this position satisfy requirements for course credits? - Yes

    Hourly Wage Range - $18- $25

    Cai Studio is seeking a part-time Archival Intern. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in working in a fast-paced contemporary artist studio and gaining hands-on experience building a growing archive.

    Under the direction of the artist, Cai Studio oversees the fabrication of original artworks, the coordination of public exhibitions, and the conception and production of related publications. The archive department is one of the three main departments (projects, archives, and collections) at the studio. This department is responsible for cataloging and maintaining photographs, videos, and printed documentation of artworks, the art making process, and exhibitions from the earliest stages of Cai’s career up to the present day. The team contributes to a wider understanding of the artist by supporting publications, exhibitions, and scholarship.

    Intern responsibilities include:

    - Digitizing archival materials such as slides, photographic prints, books, documents, and ephemera

    - Organizing and maintaining physical and digital libraries in the studio

    - Assisting the archives department on cataloging and data entry, including creating records for various types of archival materials

    - Assisting the archives department and other studio members with image requests and research as needed

    The ideal candidate will meet the following requirements:

    - Undergraduate degree in Library Science, Art History, Museum Studies or another related field (current students welcome to apply)

    - Must be detail-oriented and be willing to follow detailed instructions

    - Excellent organizational skills

    - Knowledge of archival digitization and metadata standards


    - Bilingual speaking and reading skills in Mandarin Chinese and English

    - Working knowledge of Filemaker database software

    - Working knowledge of Collective Access database software

    - Experience using and applying the Chicago Manual of Style

    Please send your résumé and cover letter to Cai Studio at nystudio.search@gmail.com

    with “Archival Intern” in the subject line. Only selected applicants will be contacted.

    Compensation commensurate with experience.


    To Apply: Please send résumé and cover letter to nystudio.search@gmail.com

  • Friday, April 08, 2022 9:12 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Archivist (Specialist II)

    (April 8, 2022)

    Position Title - Archivist (Specialist II)

    Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.) - Senior Manager, Archival Processing

    Position Type - Full-time, term

    Benefits - Yes

    Salary Range - $45,000 - $55,000


    Special Collections Processing (SCP) is the department within NYPL’s Preservation and Collections Processing that promotes access to the Library’s most distinctive collections by describing rare and unique materials and preparing them for preservation and use. We support collections in all of the Research Libraries, including the curatorial divisions at the Library for the Performing Arts, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

    Within SCP, the Archival Processing unit supports access to distinctive collections by arranging and describing archives and manuscripts and creating finding aids for research use. Staff process digital and analog collections in all formats, including personal papers, institutional records, visual materials, and sound and moving image recordings. They also support the assessment and transport of acquisitions and manage archival metadata and its movement across systems.

    The Archivist’s primary responsibilities are to arrange and describe archival collections of personal papers and organizational records.

    This position is grant funded for 3 years.

    Key Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Senior Manager, Archival Processing, the Archivist will:

    Arrange and describe archival collections of personal papers and organizational records, perform rehousing and other basic preservation needs, and prepare finding aids in accordance with local and national standards.

    Perform original cataloging for special collections in a variety of formats in accordance with local and national standards.

    Help develop and maintain cataloging routines which provide access to the library's newly acquired collections as well as any archival backlogs.

    Supervise interns, volunteers, and non-professional staff assisting in processing activities.

    Participate in the planning and execution of division-wide projects, especially those related to cataloging and collection management.

    Represent the Division through active participation in professional organizations.

    Perform related duties as required.

    Required Education, Experience & Skills

    Required Education & Experience

    ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library, archival or information studies or Master’s degree in liberal arts or humanities and successful completion of archival training.

    One to two years experience in an archives or manuscripts repository creating descriptive records for archival collections.

    Required Skills

    A strong background in archival theory and practice, especially regarding arrangement and description, as well as a familiarity with current approaches to born-digital materials.

    Demonstrated knowledge of current standards for archival description (APPM, DACS, LC subject headings, authority control, and MARC 21).

    Demonstrated experience in original and copy cataloging.

    Working knowledge of historical research methodology and experience with standard bibliographic tools.

    Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

    Successfully demonstrated initiative, accuracy, attention to detail, judgment, analytic and organizations.

    Ability to work well independently and collaboratively in a production-oriented, team environment.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Experience in EAD markup.

    Experience using ArchivesSpace or Archivists' Toolkit.

    Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language.

    Experience supervising and training non-professional staff.

    Please Note: Effective August 2, 2021, absent a qualifying exception for medical or religious reasons, newly hired employees of the New York Public Library must present proof of receipt of a COVID-19 vaccination and may not begin employment at the Library until 14 days after their receipt of their second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or 14 days after their first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Newly hired employees who need additional time to receive their vaccination prior to their start date may request an adjournment of their start date with their hiring manager. The Library will consider such requests on a case by case basis, depending upon the Library’s operational needs, among other factors. The Library will further consider exemptions for prospective employees who cannot become vaccinated due to a qualifying medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief or practice. Candidates who receive a conditional offer of employment and who seek a medical or religious exemption to the Library’s vaccination policy will be provided with additional instructions at the time of the conditional offer.

    Core Values

    All team members are expected and encouraged to embody the NYPL Core Values:

    Be Helpful to patrons and colleagues

    Be Resourceful in solving problems

    Be Curious in all aspects of your work

    Be Welcoming and Inclusive

    Physical Duties

    Limited physical effort is required

    Light lifting required

    Lifting up to 40 lbs. required

    May require travel within NYC

    Physical Required?


    Union/Non Union

    Local 1930

    FLSA Status


    Schedule 35 hours per week

    Please apply at https://nypl.pinpointhq.com/en/jobs/44407

  • Saturday, April 02, 2022 9:03 AM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)


    (April 2, 2022)

    Position Title - Archivist

    Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.) - Director of Communications

    Position Type - Part-time, permanent

    Benefits - No

    Hourly wage range - $36 - $40

    City and Country School seeks a part-time Archivist to oversee, maintain, and develop the School’s archives that document over 100 years of progressive education and Greenwich Village history. The City and Country School Archives contain an extensive collection of documents, photographs, and student work related to the School’s pedagogy and history, as well as the evolution of education in America. Many of these original writings and artifacts are irreplaceable and invaluable to the study of progressive education.

    The C&C Archives serve the school and the progressive education community by collecting, preserving, providing access to, and interpreting primary resource material on the work and history of the school and New York City. Read more about the C&C Archives here.

    The Archivist oversees and is responsible for:

    -Maintaining the current collection–both physical and digital formats.

    -Maintaining and updating the finding aid.

    -The acquisition, processing and cataloging of new materials.

    -Maintaining and updating the digital archive of photos.

    -Assessing preservation needs of the collection.

    -Maintaining and updating archives policies and administrative materials.

    -Providing access and support to school staff, students and families for various needs such as: exhibits, events, communications, reference inquiries.

    -Supporting external researchers.

    -Collaborating with external archivists and historians in the wider progressive education and Greenwich Village community.

    -Overseeing volunteers as needed.

    -Effectively collaborating and communicating with the Board Archives Committee.

    The Archivist will ideally bring:

    -Demonstrated understanding, application, and implementation of current archival theory, standards, and best practices including the ability to create policy.

    -Demonstrated knowledge of physical and digital record management policies and procedures.

    -Knowledge of current conservation and preservation practices for archival collections in a variety of formats.

    -Flexibility processing various physical formats, including paper, photographs, film/video materials, and art objects.

    -Knowledge of intellectual property issues related to archives, libraries, and special collections.

    -Knowledge of metadata standards and archival database software: currently C&C Archives utilizes Omeka Software with Dublin Core standards for the digital archive.

    -Ability to collaborate and communicate with a variety of community members and outside professionals.

    -Experience curating exhibitions related to archival collections and developing and delivering talks and workshops.

    -ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information sciences with emphasis on archives or master’s in archival administration or equivalent degree/experience.

    -A working knowledge of progressive education in general and C&C in particular, and the history of Greenwich Village

    -Must be able to lift and or move up to 40 pounds unassisted.

    The position is part-time: 8-10 hours per week, with opportunity for a flexible schedule. The compensation range is $35-$50/hour.

    City and Country School is an Equal Opportunity Employer with interest in developing diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. City and Country School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, age, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, national origin, citizenship, or disability.


    To Apply: Send cover letter and resume JenniferM@cityandcountry.org

  • Thursday, March 31, 2022 9:37 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Knowledge Management Project Coordinator

    (March 31, 2022)

    Position Title - Knowledge Management Project Coordinator

    Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.) - Director, Knowledge Management

    Position Type - Full-Time, Permanent

    Benefits - Yes

    Salary Range - $66,000 - $75,000

    Snøhetta is an international, interdisciplinary architecture and landscape architecture firm with seven studios world-wide. The US offices are working on architectural, interior, and landscape projects associated with libraries, performance spaces, master plans, academia, museums, park planning, and public plazas throughout the Americas.


    We are looking for a Knowledge Management Project Coordinator to join our team in New York. The Knowledge Management (KM) Project Coordinator is responsible for projects and assignments that support the daily activities of Information and Knowledge Management for Snøhetta’s U.S. offices. Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Knowledge Management, the KM Project Coordinator not only leads and supports KM projects, they may also coordinate and develop initiatives to forward the goals set by the Executive Team together with the Director of Knowledge Management.

    The KM Project Coordinator supports the Director of Knowledge Management in reporting on KM projects and initiatives to the Executive Team as well as performing typical administrative activities, including but not limited to document and file organization, process documentation, and schedule coordination with consultants and vendors.


    To Apply: Please send Resume, Cover Letter to jay@snohetta.com

questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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