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Diocese of Brooklyn

Monday, March 25, 2024 8:43 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

Assistant Archivist 

(March 25, 2024)

Position Title: Assistant Archivist

Supervisor Title: Archivist

Position Type: Full Time, Non-Exempt

Hourly Wage: $20-$25


The Assistant Archivist will assist the Archivist in collecting, preserving, and making available the official records of the Diocese and those ancillary records that reflect the work of the Catholic Church within the region of the Diocese. In addition, the Assistant

Archivist will process and describe records, address reference duties, and other duties as assigned.


Appraise, preserve, arrange, and describe physical and born-digital archival collections, create finding aids for these collections in line with professional standards and best practices, rehousing and applying basic preservation measures as appropriate, creating data base records, etc.

Assist with on demand and outsource digitization and conservation projects, including preparation of materials, creation of item level descriptive information and onsite scanning, as needed.

Assist in maintaining and standardizing legacy database records, tables, lists, etc. and uploading them to website as needed.

Support in-house staff research and external researchers including responding to queries, research within collections for both on-site and remote researchers, digitizing materials for remote access.

Promote archives through written reports, newsletter articles, social media, blog posts and/or exhibits.

Attending workshops, conferences and professional organization meetings related to archival updates.

Keeping up to date with current archival practices and maintaining current relationships with peer institutions.

Perform other tasks as assigned by the Archivist.


Master’s degree in library and information science or in a related field, with a concentration in archives required.

1-3 years of archival experience required.

Certified Archivist or SAA A&D or DAS certificate preferred.

Able to lift files and boxes weighing up to 40lbs.

Working knowledge of the Tenets of the Roman Catholic Church.

Proficiency with Adobe Acrobat, Excel, and MS Word.

Ability to lift and walk upstairs.

Ability to stand on stools/ladders.

Ability to work in multiple Diocese locations.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to analyze project requirements and prepare work estimates.

Skilled in organizing resources and establishing priorities.

Strong people skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment.


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Zchen@diobrook.org.

Please indicate “Assistant Archivist” in the subject line of your email to ensure proper processing and review. Please do not deviate from this format as it may lead to your application being filtered out of consideration.

Deadline is April 12, 2024

As an equal opportunity employer, it is our commitment to creating an equitable and inclusive work environment. The Diocese of Brooklyn strives to attract a diverse mix of talented people. Opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, pregnancy, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.

Questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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