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Saturday, December 24, 2022 10:17 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

Project Archivist 

(December 24, 2022)

Position Title - Project Archivist

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

Position Type - Full-time, term

Benefits - Yes

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

The Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary seeks a full-time project archivist to process and create metadata for digitized audio-visual recordings from its institutional archives pertaining to the American Jewish experience from 1941 to 1999. This is a one-year, grant-funded project.

Description of the Position:

The project archivist will be responsible for processing, creating item-level descriptive metadata, and writing finding aids for 1,750 digital recordings and films in mp4 and wav formats utilizing the MODS metadata schema. The project archivist will be an integral part of the archival and digital library teams.


Analyze, arrange, and create descriptive metadata for digitized recordings. Meeting local and national standards, supplement embedded technical and administrative metadata created by the digitization vendor and ingest in MODS format into the library’s digital asset management system. Write EAD/DACS-compliant finding aid(s) in ArchivesSpace and link digital assets. Create original bibliographic records in Alma. Troubleshoot and seek solutions for bibliographic, controlled vocabulary, and database issues.

Minimum Requirements:

ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree with a concentration in archival studies

Familiarity with current archival processing standards (EAD, DACS) and library cataloging standards and practices (RDA, LCSH, MARC21, MODS)

Demonstrated experience creating complex finding aids and original cataloging

Ability to work creatively and effectively both in a team environment and independently

Strong organizational and time-management skills; attention to accuracy and detail is essential

Ability to communicate effectively

Flexibility in performing varied tasks and learning new skills

Preferred Qualifications

One year of experience with Alma, ArchivesSpace, and digital asset management platforms

Proficiency and/or strong interest in Jewish studies

Experience working with AV materials

To Apply please send Resume and cover letter to hrdept@jtsa.edu

questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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