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Digitization/Cataloging Project Archivist

Thursday, July 14, 2022 8:13 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

Digitization/Cataloging Project Archivist 

(July 14, 2022)

Position Title - Digitization/Cataloging Project Archivist

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

Position Type - Full-time, term

Benefits - No

Hourly wage range - $25 - $30

The New York Transit Museum is seeking an experienced temporary grant-based Project Archivist to digitize and catalog approximately 2,000 historic photographic prints and negatives that depict construction for Contract 1, Sections 1 & 2; containing the earliest segments of the New York City subway system. The project will additionally include organizing roughly 594 boxes of 4x5 and 8x10 photographic negatives of subway construction images and creating an inventory.

POSTING DATE: July 7th, 2022 JOB

TITLE: Digitization/Cataloging Project Archivist

POSITIONS AVAILABLE: 1

SALARY AND COMPENSATION: $30 an hour, 37.5 hours per week for 46 weeks

START DATE: August 1st, 2022

SUMMARY: The New York Transit Museum is seeking an experienced temporary grant-based Project Archivist to digitize and catalog approximately 2,000 historic photographic prints and negatives that depict construction for Contract 1, Sections 1 & 2; containing the earliest segments of the New York City subway system. The project will additionally include organizing roughly 594 boxes of 4x5 and 8x10 photographic negatives of subway construction images and creating an inventory.

This position will be 37.5 hours per week for 46 weeks. Work will be performed on-site at the archives in Downtown Brooklyn. Start date: August 1, 2022. Rate: $30/hour.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in museum studies, library & information studies, archival studies, history, or closely related field preferred
  • New York State Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises certification (M/WBE)
  • Experience using PastPerfect Museum Software (PastPerfect Web Edition is preferred)
  • Experience in digitizing negatives, contact sheets, and photographic prints; i.e. fragile materials
  • Knowledge of best practices in handling and preservation of archival material
  • Knowledge of archival metadata standards and authorities such as DACS, and LCSH
  • Other skills include Microsoft Office, Photoshop, and an overall familiarity with Collection Management Systems
  • Knowledge or interest in New York history, preferably transportation history
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills, and impeccable attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently

APPLICATION: Qualified individuals interested in this position must apply by e-mail. Resume and cover letter should be sent as .doc or PDF to Daniel Brenner, Acting Collections Manager: daniel.brenner@nyct.com. Please specify subject heading as Digitization/Cataloging Project Archivist. Due to high volume of applicants, only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, July 22nd, 2022

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