(April 13, 2021)
Position Title - Project Archivist
Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.) - Project Archivist
Position Type - Part-time, term
Benefits - No
Hourly wage range - $25 - $30
The Municipal Archives seeks an ambitious and collaborative individual to serve as Project Archivist for a grant-funded project to describe Old Town records, a collection of volumes created by the towns, villages and cities that existed in New York City’s outer boroughs prior to its consolidation in 1898. This is a short-term, part-time position, with an immediate start date. Working with the project manager and Head of Collections Management, the Project Archivist will be responsible for the description portion of the project. Description will include reviewing and improving legacy documentation and item-level description, performing item-level cataloging where necessary, and preparing a collection finding aid according to relevant standards and established local practice. Qualified candidates will have experience processing archival materials, appropriate knowledge and practiced application of archival theory and best practices, experience with archival management software, such as ArchivesSpace, and experience creating EAD finding aids and applying archival description standards to materials.
This position will include moving and lifting heavy over-size cartons and books within and between the Archives headquarters and off-site facilities.
1. A Master’s Degree from an accredited college in library science, archives management, American history, political science or a related field; or
2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and one year full-time professional experience in archival, records management or library work; or
3. Education and/or experience equivalent to the above, however all candidates must have the baccalaureate degree from an accredited college.
FOR CONSIDERATION, EMAIL A RESUME WITH A COVER LETTER TO: firstname.lastname@example.org WITH HEADER
Project Archivist. SELECTED CANDIDATE WILL BE CONTACTED VIA EMAIL.
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