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  • Friday, June 21, 2024 10:31 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Associate Archivist

    (June 21, 2024)

    Position Title - Associate Archivist

    Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.)- Outreach & Processing Archivist

    Position Type - Part-time, term

    Benefits - Yes

    Hourly wage range - $25 - $30

    CUNY’s Office of Library Services (OLS) seeks multiple highly motivated and detail-oriented individuals to serve as Associate Archivists (AAs) on the Cultivating Archives and Institutional Memory Project, funded by the Mellon Foundation. This is a part-time position, working up to 18 hours per week. The start date is expected to be on September 2nd lasting through the end of year with a possibility of an extension into 2025. The Project seeks to preserve and share the rich history of CUNY now and into the future by establishing a CUNY Central archive as well as a connected, discoverable network of archives and special collections across CUNY’s libraries and research centers and institutes.

    The AAs will assist the Outreach & Processing Archivist (OA) in conducting a CUNY-wide survey of archival collections and repositories; processing select collections for fast-track use by researchers; and developing outreach and discovery content, including public talks to increase access to collections. They will work in teams under the direct supervision of the OA, under the direction of the University Archivist, and in collaboration with archival workers at the CUNY campuses. Teams will be assigned to tasks and locations as needed to achieve project deliverables.

    Duties:

    -- Working in a small team to survey archival materials across all CUNY campuses.

    -- Archival processing for selected collections working on-site at a CUNY campus or at a shared processing office

    -- Writing finding aids in ArchivesSpace, following processing guidelines and descriptive standards

    -- Developing outreach content and opportunities for public discovery and access for collections they process, which may include: Social media posts for CUNY social channels;

    Wikipedia articles (or edits to existing articles) and Wikidata entity records; Digitizing and uploading content to JSTOR Forum; Public talks at professional and academic convenings; Articles in professional magazines and newsletters

    Application period closes on July 17th with online interviews the week of July 22nd. The project team hopes to make hiring decisions by July 31st.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    -- Must be enrolled in CUNY Queens College’s Graduate School for Library and Information Studies (GSLIS) or have graduated from GSLIS within the past two years (Spring 2022 or more recent). Current students or recent graduates of the GSLIS Archives Certificate program preferred.

    -- Coursework or professional experience in archives

    -- Must be eligible to work in the United States

    Preferred Qualifications:

    -- Experience with archival processing, particularly using minimal processing techniques.

    -- Experience assessing and surveying collections a plus.

    -- Basic understanding of archival preservation and conservation issues/concerns.

    -- Basic understanding of archival description standards, such as DACS.

    -- Experience with archival content management systems, such as ArchivesSpace, and/or willingness to learn ArchivesSpace.

    -- Comfortable using spreadsheets.

    -- Creative, team player willing to be flexible and try new things.

    Physical Requirements:

    -- Some (but not all) work will require standing for long periods of time, lifting and carrying boxes up to 25 pounds, and working in tight spaces. Candidates with physical limitations can be accommodated and should not be discouraged from applying.

    -- Ability to travel to CUNY’s 30+ survey sites across New York City strongly preferred.

    -- Must be available to work in-person at CUNY campuses as assigned. Remote work is not available given the hands-on nature of the work.

    -- Schedule and worksite(s) to be determined based on project needs and candidate availability. In general, survey work will be Mondays-Wednesdays; processing work will be Thursdays and Fridays

    Please see full job description on the RFCUNY website for more information

    https://www.rfcuny.org/careers/postings?pvnID=VA-2406-006311


  • Wednesday, June 12, 2024 10:01 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Project Archivist 

    (June 12, 2024)

    Position Title - Project Archivist

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

    Position Type - Parti-time, term

    Benefits - No

    Hourly wage range - $25 - $30

    The Tenement Museum seeks a temporary project archivist to process the Joyce Mendelsohn collection. Joyce Mendelsohn was a local historian, preservationist, and the Tenement Museum’s first Director of Education. Her collection documents her extensive research, career, and many contributions to historic preservation in New York City. The collection consists of five bankers boxes of materials with a preliminary folder list prepared by the New York Preservation Archive Project.

    The collection contains a range of physical papers, photographs, slides, and audio recordings and video recordings in various formats. The Project Archivist will work onsite at the Tenement Museum and will research, organize, describe, and rehouse the collection to integrate it into the Museum’s archive. The project will take an estimated five weeks to complete, with the project archivist working 16 hours each week. The project will be supervised by the Tenement Museum’s Collections Manager, under the direction of the Senior Director of Curatorial Affairs.

    The goals of this project are (1) gaining intellectual control over the Joyce Mendelsohn collection, (2) making the collection accessible to Tenement Museum staff and visiting researchers, and (3) improving the long-term preservation of the collection’s content.

    Qualifications

    • Hold an ALA-accredited MLS or MA degree focused on archives and records management
    • Knowledge of archival theory and practice with 1-3 years of processing, arrangement, and description experience
    • Knowledge of best practices in handling and preservation of archival material.
    • Experience working with institutional archives and collections preferred
    • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
    • Ability to lift and move 40lb boxes on and off shelves.

    How to Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter via our career portal at tenement.org

    https://www.tenement.org/jobs/project-archivist/

  • Thursday, June 06, 2024 10:02 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Assistant Curator, Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books

    (June 6, 2024)

    Position Title - Assistant Curator, Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books, Schomburg Center

    Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.)- Curator, Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books, Schomburg

    Position Type - Full-time, permanent

    Benefits - Yes

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

    Assistant Curator, Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books, Schomburg Center

    Overview

    Founded in 1925 and named a National Historic Landmark in 2017, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is one of the world’s leading cultural institutions devoted to the collection, preservation, and study of materials focused on African American, African Diaspora, and African experiences. The Schomburg Center, featuring diverse programming and collections spanning over 10 million items, has for over nine decades illuminated the richness of black history, arts, and experience worldwide. As a key part of one of the largest public library systems in the world, the Schomburg Center is committed to maximizing free and public access to its collections, exhibitions, educational activities, and much of its programming.

    The Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books (MARB) Division enables researchers to work directly with original, rare, and unique source materials. Beginning with rare treasures from Arturo Alfonso Schomburg's personal holdings, the collection has grown since Arturo Schomburg's collection was acquired in 1926. Today, the Division holds more than 5,000 rare books, over 1,000 manuscript collections, and 15,000 pieces of sheet music and rare printed material, with more added annually.

    The Assistant Curator of MARB, works in tandem with the MARB Curator to support the strategic growth and use of the Division’s collection holdings through collection development, outreach, exhibition and programming, and collection management.

    We are looking for someone we can count on to:

    Own:

    The strategic growth of the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Books Division, with a focus on expanding the diversity of holdings.

    A vision of inclusive outreach to a broad range of researchers.

    Teach:

    Schomburg colleagues, as well as colleagues across NYPL to provide thoughtful instruction opportunities for teachers and students.

    The holdings and mission of the Schomburg Center at conferences, external programs, and other forms of professional development.

    Learn:

    About the Schomburg Center’s collections and ways they can support cutting-edge scholarship

    Grants related to collection development, digitization, processing, and interpretation of Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books Division collections

    Improve:

    Interdepartmental collaboration and communication by serving as a liaison with MARB’s partners

    Some expectations for this role are that within:

    1 month, this person will:

    Understand the division’s responsibilities and the range of services it provides, both internally and externally

    Begin building knowledge of the Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Book division’s collection holdings and related collection systems

    3 months, this person will:

    Be familiar with the key departments with which our department collaborates

    Begin to assist with collection development responsibilities and strengthening departmental workflows

    6 months and beyond, this person will:

    Establish and maintain relationships with key department collaborators throughout the institution

    Begin assisting in outreach endeavors and promoting the division’s holdings

    Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Curator of Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books, the Assistant Curator will:

    Assist on all aspects of collection development for the Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books division, including identification of important acquisitions, donor relations, proposal writing and acquisition description, and documentation oversight

    Raise awareness of the collections and cultivate new communities of users, including a supportive donor base, to support the needs of the collections and new initiatives

    Support the Center's teaching, outreach, and scholarship initiatives by contextualizing the collections in a variety of ways, including through exhibitions, publications, class instruction as well as donor and membership tours, and public programs

    Assist with internal and external loan requests in collaboration with the Curator, NYPL Registrar's Office, and Preservation Division

    Administer the Short-Term Fellowship Program in the division, including serving as contact for fellows

    Provides occasional reference service and research consultations to library users

    Collects and maintains statistics and produces reports related to collection use

    Participate in Library-wide initiatives through membership on committees and task forces Participate in professional development activities by attending local and national conferences and meetings and maintains memberships in relevant professional organizations

    In the absence of the Curator, assume responsibility for the Division

    Perform other related duties as required

    Required Education, Experience & Skills

    Required Education & Certifications

    ALA accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Studies preferred; or Master’s degree or higher in humanities field and relevant experience will be considered

    Subject area expertise or educational background in any of the following: African American History/Studies/Literature, Africana Studies, or cultural studies.

    Required Experience

    3-5 years of research library or archives experience, with positions of increasing responsibility

    Experience with special collections research and collection development

    Demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding public services and a track record of promoting the use of special collections.

    Knowledge of archival theory, practice, and national and international standards and best practices that govern the arrangement and description of primary source materials.

    Successfully demonstrated experience managing and realizing projects.

    Knowledge of rights issues pertaining to archival collections and rare books.

    Outstanding interpersonal, oral, and written communications skills, including the ability to work effectively with all levels of staff and users.

    Experience or willingness to speak publicly is required.

    Required Skills

    Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to manage multiple responsibilities at once and meet deadlines

    Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse range of humanities scholars, students, and independent researchers with varying levels of experience

    Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in collection development and outreach

    Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to deal effectively and tactfully with donors, researchers, and colleagues

    Up-to-date understanding of themes, debates, and trends in the field of special collections, especially archives, manuscripts, and rare books

    Excellent writing and public speaking skills

    Managerial/Supervisory Responsibilities

    Yes

    Preferred Qualifications

    Advanced degree in any of the following: African American History/Studies/Literature, Africana Studies, or cultural studies

    Demonstrated supervisory and team-building skills, including the ability to motivate, develop, and mentor others

    Experience processing, arranging, and describing archival and manuscript material

    Familiarity with digitization and metadata standards, technologies, and digital workflows

    Grant writing and/or proven ability to develop and foster relationships with donors, collectors, and other institutions

    More...

    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

    Work Environment

    Research library/office setting

    Will occasionally have to visit private homes and storage facilities

    Physical Duties

    Light lifting up to 15 lbs required

    Sitting and standing for periods of time

    Daily use of a computer

    Pre-Placement Physical Required?

    No

    Union/Non Union

    Non-Union

    FLSA Status

    Exempt

    Schedule

    35 hours per week to be scheduled Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm

    This job description represents the types and levels of responsibilities that will be required of the position and shall not be construed as a declaration of all of the specific duties and responsibilities for the role. Job duties may change if Library priorities change. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description as needed.

    The New York Public Library Salary Statement

    At the Library, we believe that pay transparency and pay equity are important to ensuring we source the best candidates and keep the best employees. When making a determination as to the appropriate salary for a candidate, we consider a variety of factors such, including, but not limited to, the position requirements, the skills, prior experience, and educational background required or preferred for the job, the scope and impact of the role within the organization, internal peer equity, and the candidate's specific training, experience, education level, and skills. No single factor is conclusive; the Library reserves the right to consider any and all relevant factors and make a decision consistent with its policies.

    Union Salaries are determined by collective bargaining agreement(s).

    About The New York Public Library

    The New York Public Library is a free provider of education and information for the people of New York and beyond. With 92 locations—including research and branch libraries—throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, the Library offers free materials, computer access, classes, exhibitions, programming and more to everyone from toddlers to scholars, and has seen record numbers of attendance and circulation in recent years. The New York Public Library serves more than 18 million patrons who come through its doors annually and millions more around the globe who use its resources at www.nypl.org.

    https://nypl.pinpointhq.com/en/postings/f5754bd2-93ac-4abd-9342-af13146272a1


  • Tuesday, May 21, 2024 8:16 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Digitization Project Management Consultant 

    (May 21, 2024)

    Position Title - Digitization Project Management Consultant

    Position Type - Full-time, term

    Benefits - No

    Salary Range - $56,000 - $65,000

    The Workers Circle, a 124-year-old Jewish social justice organization is looking to digitize the Call, a historic Workmen’s Circle publication. We are seeking a detail-oriented Digitization Project Manager with experience in archive cataloging, content management systems and digitization.

    Location: Midtown Manhattan.

    Essential Function:

    Oversee all activities related to the digitization of a historical publication collection.

    Scope of Work:

    • Be the point person and lead for the project, developing timeline, budget, and deliverables.
    • Work closely with the digitizing vendor and web developer.
    • Prepare publications for shipping; monitor outgoing and incoming deliveries by tracking inventory.
    • Oversee subcontractor activities and conduct quality assurance.
    • Electronic cataloguing of the publication collection’s records in the content management system.
    • Encode archive catalogue/finding aid in machine readable format, in basic XML, EAD XML, or any format compatible with archive software system.
    • Work with vendor to plan and design web presence for the collection.
    • Work with web developer to create testing criteria for site, quality control, review of website functionalities, and troubleshoot issues that arise.
    • Spearhead implementation and completion of project according to proposed timeline. Work with staff to help plan outreach and promotional activities to publicize the newly digitized collection.

    Skills and Education:

    • Detail-oriented.
    • Customer service and management skills essential.
    • Ability to develop and monitor workflows and project schedule; ability to set reasonable deadlines and deliver on time.
    • High comfort level and experience working with technology, including database systems, content management systems, document processing and imaging, and XML markup.
    • Understanding of archival arrangement and digitization projects.
    • BA and/or master’s degree in library and information sciences preferred.
    • 3-5 years’ experience.

    Interested candidates should email a resume with cover letter to Maria Cardoso at mcardoso@circle.org.

    We are looking to start this project immediately for launch during the first quarter of 2025.

    Fee: $60,000. Terms to be negotiated.

    https://www.circle.org/jobs-internships/digitization-project-management-consultant


  • Monday, May 20, 2024 9:59 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Project Archivist

    (May 20, 2024)

    Position Title - Project Archivist

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

    Position Type - Full-time, permanent

    Benefits - Yes

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

    GENERAL SUMMARY

    The Project Archivist is responsible for maintaining all aspects of Dominican Sisters of Hope materials in the Archives, including appraising and accessioning new materials, arrangement and description of collections, identification of preservation issues, assisting researchers, responding to queries of offsite patrons, and conducting outreach activities to promote interest in the history and legacy of the Dominican Sisters of Hope and its three founding congregations.

    PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES

    1. Acquires materials by maintaining donor contacts, surveying records, appraisal, transferring and accessioning new collections.

    2. Prepares collections for research by arranging/describing the contents and creating inventories and other descriptive tools.

    3. Provides reference service to internal and external researchers – responding to queries received by telephone/fax/email/postal mail, and in person.

    4. Create and maintain accessible, retrievable computer archives and digital technology, incorporating current advances in electronic information storage.

    5. Preserve and make accessible electronic records, e.g. website, newsletters, etc.

    6. Perform outreach activities through web-based content management program and other web-based initiatives.

    7. Provides records management advice to operating departments to ensure important documents of Congregation are saved.

    8. Prepare archives for transfer to third-party depository.

    9. Oversees activities of any volunteers.

    10. Maintains active presence in the archival profession; and remains updated on current practices.

    11. Develop an annual budget and business plan.

    12. Works with Online Communications & Programming Specialist for publications and displays concerning the Dominican Sisters of Hope.

    13. Develops and implements policies and procedures for the Archives department.

    14. Collaborates with OPSCC archivists in a mentor role.

    15. Performs other tasks as requested.

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    • ALA Accredited MLS or MA in history with archives concentration preferred. Archival Certification a plus. Minimum 2 – 3 years previous experience.
    • Demonstrate a strong interest in the history of Dominican life and mission as well as a commitment to preserving the heritage of the congregation.
    • Knowledge of archival theory and practice, with processing experience.
    • Strong organizational, analytical, written and interpersonal skills
    • ability to handle multiple tasks;

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (cont’d)

    • ability to work independently and as a team member
    • Detail oriented.
    • Proficiency in computer applications in archives. Experience with Microsoft Access, databases and content management systems.
    • Knowledge of Catholic Church history and global issues an asset.
    • Demonstrate administrative ability, network with others both within and beyond the congregation, and supervise volunteers and/or staff members.
    • Able to prioritize, create and implement plans and to adhere to established timelines.
    • Appropriate vaccine(s), as required by the CDC and/or New York State.

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    • This is a full-time position with hours that must be flexible to meet the demands of the position.
    • Must be able to lift, carry or climb ladders. Standing for long periods of time such as completing large photocopying requests.
    • Working in a temperature-controlled environment.
    • This position is eligible for remote work, as per DSH Employee Handbook Policy #1:10

    ACCOUNTABILITY

    Reports to the Executive Director for Mission.

    DISCLAIMER

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work required of this position. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

    SALARY RANGE & BENEFITS: $62,400 - $65,000 annually. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision & life insurance, 403-b retirement plan, long term disability, and paid time off.

    To apply: send cover letter & resume to Careers@ophope.org


  • Thursday, May 09, 2024 10:00 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Archivist 

    (May 9, 2024)

    Position Title - Archivist

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

    Position Type - Part-time, Permanent

    Benefits - Yes

    Hourly wage range - $31 - $35

    The Wolf Kahn Foundation is hiring a part-time archivist to manage the artist’s archival materials in all formats; set priorities for preservation and digitization; develop in-depth knowledge of the collection and answer research questions; source content for the Foundation’s website, social media, and publicity; participate with the staff and board committees in developing the Wolf Kahn narrative and projects related to his work and centennial; oversee access to the archives and research requests; supervise interns and fellows; and other duties as assigned. MA candidates wishing to work part-time are welcome to apply.

    The Foundation archives are located in Brooklyn, NY. Some remote work is possible. The Archivist position is 3 days/week at $33/hour and requires archivist training, knowledge of digitization practices, and familiarity with a variety of AV material. Benefits include generous PTO, HSA, and an IRA.

    Send cover letter and resume to: president@wolfkahnfoundation.org

    The Wolf Kahn Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other status protected by law.

    https://wolfkahnfoundation.org/employment/

    To Apply please send Cover letter and resume to president@wolfkahnfoundation.org


  • Monday, May 06, 2024 9:49 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Digital Media Archivist 

    (May 6, 2024)

    Position Title - Digital Media Archivist

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

    Position Type - Part-time, term

    Benefits - No

    Hourly wage range - $36 - $40

    Communications & Marketing

    Digital Media Archivist (1099 Contract Position)

    Job Description:

    The Alliance for Downtown New York, Inc. is seeking an experienced Independent Contractor to work on a contract basis as a Digital Media Archivist for a three month project to survey, organize, and optimize the organization’s archive of digital media. The contract is for three months for 16-24 hrs./week at $38 - $ 40 per hour. This is a hybrid role with a minimum of 1 day per week in our office in Lower Manhattan. The ideal candidate should have experience in organizing established digital archives and be capable of recommending optimal strategies to enhance the workflow and management of the organization’s digital collection and materials. The ultimate goal of this project is to streamline all digital media onto Bynder and develop best practices for digital asset organization and file retrieval. The position reports directly to the Social Media and Digital Marketing Director.

    The mission of the Alliance for Downtown New York is to provide service, advocacy, research

    and information to advance Lower Manhattan as a global model of a 21st century Central

    Business District for businesses, residents and visitors. We nurture relationships with district

    businesses, restaurants and hotels to develop cultural, arts and events programs for a diverse

    audience.

    Our Digital Media Archivist will be essential in helping the Communications & Marketing team to organize and optimize our digital assets and their opinions and thoughts will be valued. Please visit our website at www.DowntownNY.com for further organizational information.

    Independent Contractor Responsibilities:

    Conduct comprehensive assessment of existing digital assets and determine strategies to optimize organization.

    Develop and provide a detailed project timeline that includes proposed project stages for the project and expected completion dates.

    Update and streamline Digital Asset Management system on Bynder by filing and organizing digital media, including media that currently lives outside of the DAM.

    Develop and implement procedures for efficient organization and retrieval of digital files.

    Collaborate with the Communications and Marketing department to optimize procedures for digital preservation and organization.

    Optimize file naming conventions and folder structure guidelines for consistent organization.

    Develop documentation for the organization that outlines digital filing and archiving standards to uphold best practices

    Independent Contractor Qualifications:

    A degree in Library Science is required with at least two years of experience working in archives, with a preference for digital archiving experience

    Knowledge of Bynder is essential

    Exceptional written, verbal and organizational skills

    Excellent time management skills, with a proven ability to meet deadlines

    Strong attention to detail

    Desire and willingness to collaborate

    Literate in Google G Suite

    The Alliance for Downtown New York is an equal opportunity employer.

    Please send cover letters, resumes and work examples to: Juliet Mueller, Social Media and Digital Marketing Director: resumes@downtownny.com


  • Sunday, May 05, 2024 10:57 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Digital Projects Specialist 

    (May 5, 2024)

    Position Title - Digital Projects Specialist

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

    Position Type - Full-time, permanent

    Benefits - Yes

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

    The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research seeks a full-time digital projects specialist to join its Digital Lab. The Digital Lab ensures the long-term accessibility and preservation of YIVO library and archive materials. The Lab primarily works on digitization and post-digitization phases of archival projects, ingesting upwards of half a million digital objects into their DAMS each year. The Lab also supports digital projects across the entire organization.

    Reporting to the Digital Lab Manager, the Digital Projects Specialist works on all digitization and ingest phases of projects. This is an on-site position.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Digital capture of library and archival materials according to current digital preservation standards.
    • Perform postproduction on digital objects, including adding metadata and filenames
    • Perform quality assurance on digitized materials
    • Ingest digitized materials into DAMS system
    • Track and report digitization progress on shared Google spreadsheets
    • Keep current with trends and developments in the field of digital preservation.
    • Basic equipment maintenance and troubleshooting

    Qualifications:

    • MLIS or equivalent
    • Minimum of 2 years’ experience digitizing paper materials for preservation
    • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, including Lightroom and Photoshop.
    • Knowledge and understanding of digital image file parameters, including bit depth, color profiles, resolution, compression, image size, and formats
    • Ability to learn new technical skills in the context of digital preservation
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team
    • Demonstrated ability to meet project deadlines
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Interest in the history and culture of East European Jewry
    • Language proficiency in Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian, and/or Polish
    • Previous experience working in library or archives settings
    • Previous experience with photography and camera equipment
    • Familiarity working with archival collections as a curator or researcher

    Salary Range: $54,000-59,000

    https://yivo.org/Employment

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Devora Geller, Digital Preservation Manager, at dgeller@yivo.org.

    Please include “Digital Projects Specialist” in the subject heading of the email.


  • Thursday, April 18, 2024 10:18 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Processing Archivist - New York City

    (April 18, 2024)

    Position Title - Processing Archivist - New York City

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

    Position Type -Full-time, term

    Benefits - Yes

    Salary Range - $56,000 - $65,000

    The Winthrop Group has an immediate opening for a full-time Processing Archivist to process the papers of former Directors, Deans, Chairmen, and Presidents of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. This salaried, 16-month position will require that the archivist work on-site at the client’s premises in Manhattan. An experienced Senior Archivist will provide support and supervision. It may be possible to transfer to other Winthrop clients or projects following the completion of this processing initiative.

    https://winthropgroup.com/about/page/career-opportunities#processing-nyc

    To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to careers@winthropgroup.com with the subject line “Processing Archivist – New York City.”


  • Tuesday, April 16, 2024 7:23 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Virginia Thoren and Institute Archivist 

    (April 16, 2024)

    Position Title - Virginia Thoren and Institute Archivist

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

    Position Type - Full-time, permanent

    Benefits - Yes

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

    The Pratt Institute Libraries are seeking an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented leader to serve as the Virginia Thoren Archivist, responsible for collecting, preserving, curating, and disseminating materials related to the history of Pratt Institute. The Archives preserve and contextualize the institutional history of Pratt Institute through its growing body of collections, which include, but are not limited to: the administrative records and publications of the Institute’s departments, schools, and programs; select papers of Pratt faculty, alumni, and members of the Pratt family who were active at the Institute; and photographs and audiovisual materials documenting the activities of the Institute.

    The individual assuming this position will be expected to play an instrumental role in continuing to develop the vision of the Archives by exploring innovative ways to describe and provide access to collections; collaborating with faculty and students to engage with and create outreach opportunities for the collections; bringing in new collections that fill gaps in the institutional record; expanding the current archives program to include diverse voices and experiences; putting in place robust procedures around ingesting and preserving born-digital records; and collaborating with staff members across the Libraries to re-envision the physical and virtual spaces in which Special Collections and Archives are stored, accessed, and exhibited. Persons with experience and scholarship directly related to helping Pratt achieve the goals outlined in the Institute's Diversity Strategic Plan are encouraged to apply.

    The Pratt Institute Libraries are seeking an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented leader to serve as the Virginia Thoren Archivist, responsible for collecting, preserving, curating, and disseminating materials related to the history of Pratt Institute. The Archives preserve and contextualize the institutional history of Pratt Institute through its growing body of collections, which include, but are not limited to: the administrative records and publications of the Institute’s departments, schools, and programs; select papers of Pratt faculty, alumni, and members of the Pratt family who were active at the Institute; and photographs and audiovisual materials documenting the activities of the Institute.

    The individual assuming this position will be expected to play an instrumental role in continuing to develop the vision of the Archives by exploring innovative ways to describe and provide access to collections; collaborating with faculty and students to engage with and create outreach opportunities for the collections; bringing in new collections that fill gaps in the institutional record; expanding the current archives program to include diverse voices and experiences; putting in place robust procedures around ingesting and preserving born-digital records; and collaborating with staff members across the Libraries to re-envision the physical and virtual spaces in which Special Collections and Archives are stored, accessed, and exhibited. Persons with experience and scholarship directly related to helping Pratt achieve the goals outlined in the Institute's Diversity Strategic Plan are encouraged to apply.

    This is a hybrid position that allows for up to 1 day of remote work per week.

    Position Duties:

    Collection Management and Development

    Develop and maintain written policies around acquisition, processing, description, and access of institutional records in all formats, and collaborate with departments across campus to ensure that relevant materials are deposited in the Institute’s Archive.

    In partnership with academic and administrative units across the campus, seek alumni, faculty, and organizational collections that help to put the history of Pratt Institute in a broader context, including its relationship to its surrounding neighborhood and community.

    Access and Discovery

    Participate in and oversee the accessioning, arranging, and description of newly transferred and acquired records and papers in analog and digital formats into ArchivesSpace, following agreed upon workflows, metadata standards, priorities and levels of processing.

    Teaching, Outreach, and Reference Services

    Promote the use of primary source materials as teaching and research tools, and partner with Library and Institute Faculty to incorporate these materials into the curriculum through the development of assignments and instruction programs, including occasionally playing the role of an embedded archivist in specific courses.

    Provide public assistance and respond to reference queries for researchers coming from inside and outside the Institute.

    Other

    Manage a full-time Project Archivist, and play a mentoring role in the supervision of Graduate Assistants pursuing related degrees in the School of Information.

    Participate in Institute- and Library-wide committees, as well as search committees as needed.

    Qualifications

    Minimum four years experience working directly with appraising and processing archival collections, and demonstrated application and knowledge of such best practices and standards as EAD and DACs in the creation of finding aids, and basic preservation for archival and manuscript collections.

    Knowledge of best practices and current trends related to archives reference and outreach, as well as accessioning born-digital materials.

    Strong organizational and project management skills and the ability to set and modify work priorities independently with a high degree of initiative.

    Outstanding interpersonal skills and able to work in a highly collaborative environment.

    Excellent oral and written communication, including public speaking and scholarly communications.

    Flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities.

    Knowledge of principles of diversity and inclusion; ability to work well with diverse populations; and demonstrated level of cultural competence.

    Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs, with or without reasonable accommodation.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Experience working in an academic institution or university archive.

    Teaching experience.

    Significant experience working with ArchivesSpace.

    Demonstrated experience ingesting and processing born-digital records.

    Significant experience managing full-time staff and/or student employees or interns.

    Record of publication or other relevant contributions to the profession.

    Experience writing grants or participating in the administration of existing grants.

    Knowledge of records management best practices.

    Education

    ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent graduate degree in archives administration from an accredited college/university, or a combination of a relevant, accredited graduate degree in another scholarly field (e.g., history) from an accredited college/university and significant archival experience.

    Salary, Benefits, and Faculty Support:

    Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The salary range for this position is $81,000-84,000. Pratt Institute provides a comprehensive benefits package with the flexibility to meet the varying needs of a diverse group of individual employees.

    Benefits include:

    403B Retirement Program

    Supplemental Retirement Account

    Tuition Benefits for Employees and Dependents

    Tuition Exchange Program

    Flexible Spending Accounts - commuter, medical, dependent care

    Child care Benefit

    Basic life and AD&D insurance provided by Pratt

    Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Coverage

    Reduced teaching load in first year (1 course release)

    Sabbatical leave, as described in the Collective Bargaining Agreement

    Additional Perks - free entry to select museums and cultural institutions, free use of campus recreation facilities

    About Pratt Institute:

    Pratt Institute provides the creative leaders of tomorrow the professional knowledge and experience to make a better world. A world-class and internationally ranked college with programs in art, design, architecture, liberal arts and sciences, and information studies, Pratt offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

    The Institute’s impact expands beyond its 25-acre residential campus in Brooklyn to cutting-edge facilities throughout the borough, a landmark building and public gallery in Manhattan, as well as an extension campus, Pratt Munson College of Art and Design in Utica, New York. On Governors Island, Pratt is a core partner on the Stony Brook University team selected to develop the New York Climate Exchange, a research and educational hub poised to establish New York City as the global leader for the most pressing issue of our time: climate change. Another extension of Pratt’s campus is the Research Yard, a 20,000-square-foot facility that brings together the research activities of Pratt Institute under one roof in the Brooklyn Navy Yard (BNY).

    Application Instructions

    A complete curriculum vitae listing the names and contact information for three professional references. References should be people who are knowledgeable about your qualifications and/or suitability for this position and may include teachers, professors, or fellow employees, but at least one of them must be or have been, a direct supervisor.

    A cover letter outlining: 1) your interest in the position, 2) how you approach teaching with archival materials, and 3) how this position aligns with your career goals

    A one page statement demonstrating your knowledge of DEI, what you have done to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in your career and how you would continue to do so at Pratt.

    For best consideration application materials should be submitted by May 15th, 2024. First-round interviews will be conducted via Zoom, and finalists will be invited for on-campus visits in June of 2024.

    Application Website Only https://apply.interfolio.com/143825


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