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Saturday, December 04, 2021 9:35 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

Part-Time Temporary Consulting Archivist Position

(December 4, 2021)

Position Title - Temporary Archivist

Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.) - Geoff Cohen, Vice President, Marketing & External Affairs

Position Type - Part-time, term

Benefits - No

Hourly wage range - $25 - $30

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Part-Time Temporary Consulting Archivist Position

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) seeks a part-time archivist for a temporary project to coordinate the discovery and use of NJSO archival materials for the observance of NJSO’s centennial in 2022, and to advise NJSO on overall management of its archives. Founded in 1922, the NJSO is the state orchestra of New Jersey, performing concert series in six venues across the state, and is the resident orchestra of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Under the direction of the NJSO Chief of Staff & Board Liaison and Vice President of Marketing & External Affairs, the archivist will work primarily with NJSO’s public-facing archives, which comprise 78 linear feet of materials dating from 1922 to 2021, including programs & brochures, press clippings, photographs & general files, and framed & oversize items. The archivist will also advise NJSO on management of its internal records such as board minutes, correspondence, administrative and financial records, but the immediate priority is using the public-facing materials for NJSO’s centennial celebration.


  • Work with NJSO staff to identify, evaluate, digitize, and use archival materials for centennial programming activities. These activities may include, but are not limited to, a centennial booklet, video presentations, exhibits, and online historical content.
  • Arrange, describe, and re-house the NJSO photographs & general files to make these materials more readily accessible. (Other than the photographs & general files, NJSO’s public-facing archival materials are fairly well arranged and accessible in their current state.)
  • Work with NJSO staff to identify milestone events and important developments in NJSO history to celebrate in the centennial
  • Advise NJSO on archival best practices and stewardship


  • Master’s Degree in Library Science, Archives Management, or History
  • Demonstrated work experience in a professional archival capacity and knowledge of archival principles, practices, and techniques
  • Experience or expertise in digitizing archival materials, metadata creation, and digital asset management
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds
  • Good organizational and communication skills
  • Background in music desirable, but not required

Terms & Compensation

This is a temporary, part-time position. The archivist will work a total of 400-500 hours at approximately 20 hours/week, starting in January 2022. The hourly rate will be $25-$35, depending on the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience. There are no benefits. The work will be carried out primarily during regular business hours at NJSO offices at 60 Park Place in downtown Newark NJ.

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra celebrates the cultural vibrancy of our communities and builds meaningful relationships that elevate and strengthen them. We seek to create a culture of inclusion and a work environment that values hard work, professionalism and creativity. We are committed to diversity and equal opportunity in our recruitment and hiring. Qualified candidates of all backgrounds are welcome to apply for open positions.


Email resume and cover letter by December 17, 2021 to:

Geoff Cohen, Vice President of Marketing & External Affairs gcohen@njsymphony.org (include “Part-Time Archivist” in the subject line)

questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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