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The New York Transit Museum - College Aid Position Museum Collections Assistant

(May 21, 2015)

College Aid Position- Museum Collection Assistant
The New York City Transit Museum Collection Department seeks one paid college aid to begin in May 2015. 

The New York Transit Museum collects, preserves, and presents materials relating to the regions land-based public transportation, past and present, focusing on the agencies of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and their predecessor companies. 

Today NYTM has under its care over 7,000 artifacts. The majority of these objects relate to the history and technology of the New York City subway system and date from the 1910s to the 1960s. The collection includes a significant number of earlier and later items, plus objects relating to the MTA commuter rail lines, buses, and bridges and tunnels. The archival collection contains over 5,000 cubic feet of photographs, engineering and architectural drawings, posters, maps, 16 mm films and video, and other records of historic value. There are more than 300,000 photographic prints and negatives and 25,000 drawings in the NYTM Archives.

Primary job responsibilities
The museum is moving our collection including 5,000 artifacts, 340 flat-file drawers with drawings (615 drawers total), 3,750 loose drawings (without the flat-file drawers), 4675 boxes of photographs and documents (1950 linear feet), and 500 books to a new off-site storage facility. The college aid will assist in overseeing the move, unpacking and putting material away in the new space, creating condition reports for archives and artifacts, and updating database records in the Museum’s Collection Management database with new location and condition. The college aid will also assist with processing (including organization, preservation and cataloging) new collections that have come in during the move. 

Qualifications and experience
Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program at least for the Fall 2015 semester. Work is available for 28 hours per week during the school year and 35 hours during the summer and winter breaks only. The pay rate ranges between $14-$16 and includes a free Metrocard. Students in archives management, library and information science, records management, museum studies, conservation/preservation, history, or urban studies who have had coursework or experience in archives and artifact management, art handling, cataloging and classification, and historical research methods are encouraged to apply. 

The applicant must also be detail-oriented and able to accurately transcribe numbers, dates, and captions; must have legible handwriting; and must be able to lift forty-pound boxes of materials. 

To apply for this position please mail, fax or email a cover letter and resume to:

Carey Stumm
Collections Manager
New York Transit Museum
130 Livingston Street 10th Floor
Brooklyn NY 11201
Fax. 718-694-1068
carey.stumm@nyct.com

David Webb - Archives Intern

(May 20, 2015)

David Webb, an important American jewelry company founded in 1948, is looking for an archives intern possessing an interest in archival collections and decorative arts or jewelry. An attention to detail and good organizational skills are required.
The archive consists of over 40,000 drawings by David Webb, including client renderings, as well as company production records, and ephemera documenting David Webb in the fashion press and news.

This is an unpaid internship that comes with a weekly stipend. 
Commitment:
 2 to 3 days per week, 15 hours minimum. Hours and days are flexible.

Period of internship: Summer 2015. A minimum of 10 weeks preferred. 

Compensation: $50 per day stipend

Responsibilities Include: Digitization of records, creation of metadata, maintenance of current magazine editorial and press.

Skills required: Organizational skills. Knowledge of processing visual material and creating finding aids. Computer proficiency: Excel, Microsoft Office Suite, scanning, creating databases etc. Archival best practices. Strong problem-solving skills.

Your submission should include: Cover letter, including start date, resume, and two references with contact information.

Apply via e-mail to: Dianne Batista and Levi Higgs, Dianne.Batista@davidwebb.com levi@davidwebb.com

New York Academy of Medicine - Collections Care Technicians

(May 19, 2015)

Collections Care Technicians 
Gladys Brooks Book and Paper Conservation Laboratory
The New York Academy of Medicine Library 

The New York Academy of Medicine Library seeks qualified candidates for up to three (3) Collections Care Technicians. Under the general supervision of staff in the Gladys Brooks Book and Paper Conservation Laboratory, and following established protocols and workflows, the Collections Care Technicians will assess the physical condition of 19th-20th century journals to determine suitability for digitization; record characteristics (including size, page count, etc.) of individual volumes in a spreadsheet; work both independently and as part of a team to ensure continuity of workflow and accuracy of recorded data; perform other related duties as assigned. 

Qualifications: Candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree; knowledge of basic book handling practices, with demonstrated sensitivity to the handling of fragile and/or rare materials; excellent manual dexterity and attention to detail; physical ability to move books and materials weighing up to 40 lbs.; ability to work in an environment in which exposure to dust, dirt and mold is possible; demonstrated technology skills, including a proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of word processing, spreadsheet and database applications. 

Part-time (20 hours/week), temporary (8 weeks), $14.00/hr; no benefits package. Start date: approximately June 1. 

To apply, please forward cover letter and resume with "Collections Care Technician" in the subject line to hr@nyam.org

Bronx Community College - Digital Preservation Intern

(May 13, 2015)

The Bronx Community College Archives seeks applications for a part-time, unpaid intern to work with digital preservation for its collections beginning in Summer 2015. The archival collection includes records related to the Hall of Fame national landmark on campus, as well as a vast collection of yearbooks and the student newspaper, The Communicator. The Archives is also underway in creating an oral history collection of video interviews of BCC alumni, faculty and staff documenting the history of the University Heights campus.

The intern will report to the Archivist of the BCC Archives & Special Collections, a unit of Library. 

Responsibilities will include:

Assist in the development of a robust architecture for storing and preserving digital video and image files at the highest quality possible.
Assist with the creation of metadata schema for digital archiving of video and image assets.
Write reports and work instructions to support the advancement of preserving digital video and image files.
Analyze stored assets and file integrity of stored data.
Develop methods and systems to streamline the workflow for digital preservation.
Research new technologies for the preservation of digital video and image files.
Performing other related duties as assigned.

Prospective intern should be currently enrolled in or have recently completed a graduate program and have a keen interest in video production workflows, image processing, file metadata, digital storage systems and data integrity measurement techniques. Knowledge of PBcore is desired.
Internship requires a minimum commitment of 2 days per week. Can provide academic credit.

Prospective applicants please email a cover letter, resume, list of relevant coursework, and names of two professional/academic references to: Cynthia.Tobar [at]bcc.cuny.edu (with “Metadata and Digital Preservation Internship” in the subject line) no later than May 24, 2014.

Congregation Shearith Israel - Archive Consultant

(May 12, 2015)

Congregation Shearith Israel, founded in 1654, is the oldest Jewish congregation in North America.  Our archives hold numerous documents and artifacts, some of which are at the synagogue, but most of which are stored in a New Jersey arts storage facility. We are seeking to retain an experienced archival consultant who can come onsite to assess our collection and make written recommendations about our preservation needs and goals and how to address them.  The consultant would:  

(i) Visit our archives in both NYC and NJ, and produce a written report describing our collection, its highlights, and its preservation needs.  (We will share all existing descriptions/past work with you.) 
(ii) Advise us on the selection of a searchable database/software that will enable us to catalog, describe and track each item in our collection.
(iii) Assist us through the process of getting the recommended catalog system/database up and running; establish procedures for cataloging, arranging, and describing the items in the collection; advise on the type of archival worker who could/should develop the database and catalogue the materials; and advise on the type of equipment needed for such work to be completed.
(iv) Create written conservation recommendations and next steps for us to properly preserve the documents and artifacts in our collection, including equipment and manpower needed.
(v) Advise us on how/when to digitize some or all of our collection.

Technological proficiency, some formal training in archival management, and prior experience are required.  Knowledge of Judaica, Jewish life and basic Hebrew is preferred though not mandatory.  We expect the consultant to spend 15-25 hours on this project and to complete it within the course of 1-2 months. 

Shearith Israel is located at 2 W. 70th Street, New York, N.Y.  Website: shearithisrael.org

Interested persons should email a cover letter and resume to Barbara Reiss, Executive Director at breiss@shearithisrael.org  

The Durst Organization - Project Consultant

(May 12, 2015)

Summer Employment Opportunity with The Durst Organization – 
Project Consultant (Part-Time)


Description:

The Durst Heritage and Information Services (DHIS) Department has initiated a Records Storage Survey project to review files that are kept in below-grade and mezzanine storage spaces throughout the commercial portfolio. In this survey, DHIS has encountered “close-out” file rooms consisting of architectural drawings, vendor correspondence, and other administrative files received from project partners and contractors involved in building construction and renovations. 

DHIS, in collaboration with Human Resources, the Construction Dept., building engineers, and other Durst personnel, will be overseeing a summer employee project. Approximately 10 summer employees will be assigned to perform data entry with supervision from a part-time Project Consultant.

Project Goals:

• Identify drawings and other files on the item level to determine the business use value and historical significance
• Determine which files should be retained or disposed of per the Records Retention and Destruction Policy
• Remove files and records in storage areas to make the spaces available for tenants to lease
• Centralize the organization of the architectural drawings on the Durst servers to increase productivity and leverage existing assets

Project Consultant Responsibilities:

• Oversee the summer employees’ overall work product
• Provide orientation and training with DHIS & HR
• On-site supervision 2 days a week
• Quality assurance review of collective daily work product
• Availability via email and phone for troubleshooting and responding to questions
• Weekly reports to DHIS Manager & HR on project progress

The summer employees will work in teams to inventory the files on an item-level using a Microsoft Access database. The database will consist of the following fields:

• Property Name
• Drawing Title
• Type of Drawing (ex: Base Building, Tenant)
• Date
• Floor Number (if applicable)
• Contractor Name (if applicable)
• Floor Number (if applicable)
• Physical Condition (Good, Fair, Poor)
• Location (Drawer and/or Folder Name)
• Notes

As drawings and other oversized material with business and historical value are identified, this material will be flagged by the Project Consultant for DHIS review. Selected files will be scanned and ingested into the Durst Historical Database.

Scheduling:

The summer employees will maintain a schedule of Monday-Thursday, 9am-5:00pm, and Friday, 9am-3:30pm. The Project Consultant will be required to be on-site two days a week, with availability throughout the balance of the week to respond to questions and review the summer employees’ daily work product.

Timeline: 

Project Archives Consultant to begin May 26, 2015 with a term ending August 10, 2015. 
Summer employees are scheduled approximately June 1, 2015 – August 7, 2015. 

Contact:

We seek individuals who exemplify The Durst Organization’s mission of providing the best service to our tenants, residents and partners. If you are ready to make a change and would like to join our team of dedicated professionals please review the job listing above and apply directly by sending your resume to Hector Felix at hfelix@durst.org.

Aperture Foundation - Library and Digital Archive Work- Scholar

(May 12, 2015)

The Library and Digital Archive work-scholar assists in organization and circulation activities for Aperture Foundation’s in-house Library and also supports digital archives projects related to the development of file hierarchy systems and information structures. 

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: 
Responding to borrowing requests; acquiring and integrating newly released Aperture Foundation titles into Library storage; maintaining and updating Library collection inventories and bibliographic office reference guides; design and construction of protective sleeves for the Master archival set of Aperture Foundation titles; assisting in the organization of submissions for the annual PhotoBook Awards; and assisting staff in the preparation and transfer of materials to archives storage at the Millerton facility.

REQUIREMENTS:
Organizational skills and high level of attention to detail; ability to work independently and collaboratively; skills and initiative to conduct research; dexterity for safe book-handling practice; familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style, or other scholarly standard style guides; interest in librarianship, the field of publishing, and photography; ability and willingness to occasionally lift boxes weighing up to 50 pounds, and willingness to travel to the Aperture Foundation facility located in Millerton, New York. Preference will be given to candidates with a background of study in Library or Information Sciences.

Aperture Foundation work scholars work on a voluntary basis and receive a $300/month lunch stipend.

TO APPLY:
Submit a current résumé and cover letter describing your background, skills, and motivations for applying as a single PDF file to workscholars@aperture.org

Cartier North America - Intern

(May 9, 2015)

Overview: Assist the Archivist on the archive digitizing project while
performing all other archive functions.

Responsibilities:
•Assist with fulfilling research requests using information found in the archive 
•Communicate findings to all interested parties.
•Maintain accurate and thorough record of all researches for future reference.
•Assist the Archivist on all special projects, as required.
•Assist the Archivist with ongoing digitization and keywording project

Requirements:
•Masters degree or current student working towards a Masters degree in Library and Information Science or Records Management 
•Must have experience in working on thesaurus construction and controlled vocabularies
•Excellent computer skills.
•Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with self-motivation and a proactive approach are needed.
•Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
•Excellent organization skill with accurate attention to detail is required.
•Interest or experience in art history a plus.
•French language skills strongly preferred.

Additional information:
This is a temporary position and not eligible for benefits.
Hours: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.
Duration: Approx. 9 months from start date

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to marina.wright@cartier.com

American Folk Art Museum - Intern

(May 7, 2015)

The American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) is currently accepting applications for an archival intern for the Summer 2015 semester. The AFAM Archive is currently undergoing a major processing and cataloging project as we prepare for the opening of our new Folk Art Annex and Study Center in Long Island City, Queens. Internships are unpaid, but we will happily work with graduate programs to arrange for academic credit. 

Responsibilities Include:
• Surveying archival collections
• Creating collection-level resource records in ArchivesSpace
• Special projects as assigned

Qualifications:
• Currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited Master of Library Science program
• Must have completed introductory courses in archival studies
• Knowledgeable of basic archival principles and well-versed in DACS
• Extremely detail-oriented
• Able to work both independently and in a team
• Able to commit to at least two full days a week, from June through August 2015 

Please send resume and a statement of interest to Mimi Lester, mlester@folkartmuseum.org

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace (Savannah, Georgia) - Executive Director

(May 1, 2015)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, JULIETTE GORDON LOW BIRTHPLACE
(Girl Scouts of the USA)
SAVANNAH, GEORGIA
FULL TIME POSITION
 
The Executive Director of the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace will serve as a visionary and inspirational leader for the next developmental phase of this historic site of the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), located in Savannah, Georgia. This is an extraordinary opportunity to join GSUSA at an exciting moment in its own evolution as it leverages the power of place to offer experiences for girls to grow in courage, confidence, and character in order to make the world a better place. The opportunity will be before the new Executive Director to assess long-standing operations and programming, to identify new opportunities, and to implement change. This work is set within the context of today’s vision and mission of GSUSA, embracing the charge to boldly engage young women today in order for them to be able to truly see themselves reflected at these places and in their objects and stories.
 
As GSUSA focuses on elevating its cultural resources as tangible platforms from which to continue growing the Movement to empower girls and leveraging them to further grow the largest organization in the world for girls, the position at this significant historic site calls for innovative thinking, focused strategic direction, entrepreneurial skill, exceptional operational management, and a passion for the world of ideas, creativity, resilience, and relevance.  Working with colleagues both at the site and within the Cultural Resources Department, the Executive Director will build upon the rich history of the Girl Scouts and its founder, Juliette Gordon Low, to lead it through its next phase of success.     
 
The Executive Director manages a staff of 8 full-time employees and several part-time employees, and reports to the Chief Cultural Resources Executive of the GSUSA. Additionally, the Executive Director will be the primary liaison with various local, state, and regional organizations, other entities associated with the Girl Scouts of the USA and/or compatible with its mission, and a range of individual, foundation, and corporate donors. She/he will assess the existing operating model of JGLB and implement a thoughtful and proactive process to evolve it to one that is modern, relevant, flourishing and creative. While the imperative is driven in part by financial sustainability, it is also about creating a meaningful experience to ensure that all visitors become even more engaged with the mission and vision of the GSUSA and commit to supporting it and its work around the nation and the globe. This effort will require directing inspiring and collaborative work plans for the creative and entrepreneurial use and interpretation of the site within a place-based context, offering robust, sensory, and diverse experiences. Connecting with the community through the nexus of the arts, culture, and business also will be essential, as will be encouraging participatory dialogue and interaction.
 
The Executive Director oversees the development, implementation, and communication of effective growth strategies and processes, and specifically attends to balanced annual operating plans; fundraising and business activities to secure adequate operating and capital monies; effective utilization of reserve funds; and growing the site’s endowment - all through implementing new business ventures and revenue streams, establishing strategic partnerships, and cultivating donors. In consultation with the GSUSA, the Executive Director prepares and monitors the annual budget, providing excellent fiscal oversight, controlling receipts and expenditures, meeting budgeted financial objectives, and exercising delegated procurement responsibilities in compliance with GSUSA procedures. She/he is responsible for identifying, motivating, and leading a high-performance team, ensuring pluralism is institutionalized within the site’s operations, enhancing organizational diversity and always promoting non-discrimination in every aspect. Further, the Executive Director will provide excellent personnel management, offering timely and consistent guidance and performance feedback, encouraging professional development, and fostering an entrepreneurial team approach to all operations.  The Executive Director also always encourages active and appropriate stewardship and conservation of the site's real assets - its buildings, grounds, and collections in accordance with the field’s best practices but also thinking creatively about their use, including potential monetization and creative implementation into site activities and experiences
 
The Executive Director will enthusiastically and confidently implement the site’s new and relevant vision, mission, and strategic priorities and objectives of the site, focusing particularly on positioning JGLB as a portal to GSUSA nationally, and to the outlying Savannah environ locally, always thinking of connecting the core stories of the site beyond its boundaries.  Woven throughout also will be a technology strategy that promotes JGLB and the Girl Scout Movement, providing improved access to the site, the organization, and their assets. The Executive Director will work closely with the Chief Cultural Resources Executive, who will offer support, advice and guidance in strategic planning, budgeting, fundraising and community connections in order to achieve the goals of both GSUSA and the site. Ensuring timely preparation and delivery of meeting materials, the Executive Director will work closely with the Chief Cultural Resources Executive and other colleagues to develop fundraising and programming goals to ensure their experiences and insights are factored into the overall life of the site. She/he will ensure a strong, productive working relationship with leadership and colleagues at the GSUSA and serve as JGLB’s principal staff liaison, and serve as an advocate for both the site and the GSUSA at professional meetings and public forums as appropriate with the ultimate goal of growing the Movement.   
Minimum of 10 years of demonstrated successful senior-level experience with non-profit, business development, and/or historic site management or other translatable entities, including managing multi-million dollar budgets.
Demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit evidenced by comfort with a fluid, dynamic workplace that may involve utilization/lending of staff to/from other parts of the organization.
Demonstrated success in fundraising and building relationships with potential donors, building/growing a diverse donor base, and raising significant funds for capital or new business ventures.
Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the values and mission of the GSUSA.
Effective and inspiring team leadership skills, with a commitment to diversity, demonstrated by success in managing a varied staff and volunteer corps with wide-ranging skill sets through performance management.  Experience overseeing development, coaching, and day-to-day direction of staff, including identifying long-term professional staff development and preparing and delivering performance reviews and other related documents.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including strong public speaking skills; high-level experience in print, digital, and social media marketing/communications projects a plus.
Advanced degree in non-profit management, arts/culture/anthropology/history/diversity; focus on the girls’/women empowerment Movement within an experiential/place-based institution preferred.
Evident commitment to experiential public engagement for culturally diverse audiences, constituents, and partners is an imperative.
Girl Scouts of the USA website listing:  http://www.girlscouts.org/who_we_are/careers/headquarters/headquarters_results.asp
 
Apply online at: www.girlscouts.org/careers

JDC Archives - Internship - Digitization Program Opportunity

(April 29, 2015)

Digitization Program Opportunity
Wikipedia Editor / Digital Preservation Researcher
The JDC Archives is the institutional repository of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization since its founding in 1914. Holding over 3 miles of records documenting JDC’s global rescue, relief, and renewal work in over 90 countries in the past century, the JDC Archives is one of the most significant collections in the world for the study of modern Jewish history. 
We seek students for an experiential education opportunity to support our digitization program, an ongoing effort that has digitized and made available online more than 2.4 million pages of text and 63,000 photographs. The position includes two main areas of activity:
1. Wikipedia Editor
The goal of this project is to increase the visibility of our archival resources on Wikipedia. The Wikipedia editor will identify, edit, and/or add information to Wikipedia articles that pertain to primary source material in the JDC Archives.
Responsibilities:
• Review existing text and links to ensure accuracy and update as needed
• Identify content from the Archives that can be added to existing Wikipedia entries
• Write new entries based on JDC Archives resources
Qualifications:
Experience editing Wikipedia articles preferred; an interest in and knowledge of 20th-century Jewish history helpful but not essential.
2. Digital Preservation Researcher
As the volume of our digital assets has grown, we are increasingly aware of the need to prepare for their long-term preservation. The researcher will investigate best practices, explore the plans that similar institutions are implementing and the collaborations that are being developed among institutions, and propose recommendations. For students who receive course credit, this is an excellent opportunity to produce a written report on an essential aspect of digital asset management.
Responsibilities:
• Evaluate existing JDC Archives digital assets and preservation practices
• Conduct online research and literature review
• Consult with other institutions and archival organizations
• Assess current and future risks and needs
Qualifications:
Strong interest in digital archives; basic understanding of technical issues (e.g., fixity, authenticity, obsolescence, preservation metadata) through at least one relevant course and/or relevant experience.

All opportunities are unpaid, but may be taken for course credit. Candidates will be supervised by professional archival staff and will have the opportunity to attend staff meetings and workshops. An expected schedule is 8-12 hours per week. 
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to rebecca.weintraub@jdc.org. 
To learn more about the JDC Archives, visit our website and find us on Facebook!

JDC Archives - Internship - Photograph Collection Opportunity

(April 29, 2015)

Photograph Collection Opportunity
The JDC Archives’ Photo Collection contains over 100,000 images. These photographs offer a rich historical overview of JDC’s relief activities over the past century in 90 countries. More than 60,000 photographs have already been digitally scanned. We seek students for an experiential education opportunity to assist with image cataloguing and preservation. The broad range of countries and topics in our scope of this collection, which encompasses regions and time periods such as postwar Germany, 1950’s North Africa and 1960s-70s Israel, allows us to tailor projects to different interests.
Special projects:
• Adding to our online database the following photo collections:  
o Community life, education and health services provided to Tunisian Jews from the 1950s-70s
o Post-WWII Jewish refugees living in Displaced Persons Camps in Austria and Germany 
o Youth and elderly care programs in 1960’s Israel. 
o Assorted collections of JDC activities in Jewish communities of Bulgaria, Greece, India, and many others
• Preparing unprocessed images documenting JDC activities in 20 countries (1940’s-70’s) with emphases on Israel, France, Germany and Iran for digitization and preservation.   
Responsibilities include:
• Creating metadata and integrating new photographs into cataloguing system.
• Conducting research and fact-checking to enrich descriptive data for photographs.
Qualifications:
Proficiency in Word and Excel required. Familiarity with database procedures is recommended. Candidates must have completed at least one semester of graduate work in archival, museum, or library studies, or art history. The ideal candidate will also have an interest in photography and pictorial history.
All opportunities are unpaid, but may be taken for course credit. The expected schedule is 12-20 hours per week. Options are available in the NY office located in midtown Manhattan and our offsite facility in Long Island City. 
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to rebecca.weintraub@jdc.org.  
To learn more about the JDC Archives, visit our website and find us on Facebook!


JDC Archives - Internship - Processing Opportunity

(April 29, 2015)

Processing Opportunity
The JDC Archives is the institutional repository of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization since its founding in 1914. Holding over 3 miles of records documenting JDC’s global rescue, relief, and renewal work in over 90 countries over the past century, the JDC Archives is one of the most significant collections in the world for the study of modern Jewish history. 
We seek students for an experiential education opportunity who are interested in gaining archival processing experience. The broad geographic and programmatic scope of our institutional records allows us to tailor projects to different interests.
Projects:
• Arrange, rehouse, and describe unprocessed records of JDC’s activities in numerous countries around the world from the 1970s-1990s, including Israel, the Soviet Union, Tunisia, and Yugoslavia. 
• Conduct basic preservation procedures.
• Metadata creation and management in database.
• Prepare collections for off-site storage.
• Database cleanup.
• Contribute to collections management procedures and documentation.
• Other special projects as they arise.
Qualifications:
Proficiency in Word and Excel required. Familiarity with database procedures is recommended. Candidate must have completed at least one semester of coursework in archives or library science.  Interest in Jewish history preferred.
All opportunities are unpaid, but may be taken for course credit. Candidates will be supervised by professional archival staff and will have the opportunity to attend staff meetings and workshops. An expected schedule is 12-20 hours per week. Options are available in the NY office located in midtown Manhattan and our offsite facility in Long Island City. 
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to rebecca.weintraub@jdc.org. 
To learn more about the JDC Archives, visit our website and find us on Facebook!

New York Public Library - Archivist

(April 22, 2015)

Reporting to the Head of Archival Processing:

Performs original cataloging for special collections in a variety of formats in accordance with local and national standards.
Arranges and describes archival collections of personal papers and organizational records, performs rehousing and other basic preservation needs, and prepares finding aids in accordance with local and national standards.
Helps develop and maintain cataloging routines which provide access to the library's newly acquired collections as well as any archival backlogs.
Supervises interns, volunteers, and non-professional staff assisting in processing activities.
Participates in the planning and execution of division-wide projects, especially those related to cataloging and collection management.
Represents the Division through active participation in professional organizations.
Performs related duties as required.


ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library, archival or information studies or Master’s degree in liberal arts or humanities and successful completion of archival training.
One to two years experience in an archives or manuscripts repository creating descriptive records for archival collections.
Demonstrated experience in original and copy cataloging.
Working knowledge of historical research methodology and experience with standard bibliographic tools.
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
Successfully demonstrated initiative, accuracy, attention to detail, judgment, analytic and organizations.
Ability to work well independently and collaboratively in a production-oriented, team environment.
Demonstrated knowledge of current standards for archival description (APPM, DACS, LC subject headings, authority control, and MARC 21)
Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language required.
Experience in EAD markup preferred.
Experience supervising and training non-professional staff preferred.

Please apply online at https://jobs-nypl.icims.com/jobs/8352/specialist-ii-%28archivist%29/job?mode=view.

New York Public Library - Accessioning Archivist

(April 22, 2015)

Reporting to the Head of Archival Processing, the Accessioning Archivist’s duties include:
Creation and maintenance of acquisition records and all administrative files, paper and electronic, for collections coming to the Archives Unit
Oversight of the movement of special collection materials to and from curatorial units, donors, dealers, and off-site storage. Works with staff of curatorial units, BookOps, the Registrar’s Office, and ReCAP to facilitate and manage the secure packing, transport, and storage of archival collections.
Survey and evaluation of both new accessions and collections from the library backlog. Makes recommendations regarding the appropriate level of arrangement and description.
Accessioning, minimally processing, and cataloging of new acquisitions. Creation of EAD records for the Archives Portal.
Under the direction of the Head of Archival Processing, supervises staff members involved in minimal processing projects.
Trains staff in procedures and techniques of accessioning and minimal processing.
Contributes to the development of accessioning policies throughout the library.
Supervises interns, volunteers, and non-professional staff assisting in processing activities.
Participates in the planning and execution of division-wide projects, especially those related to collection management.

Required: ALA-accredited Master's degree in library, archival or information studies or a Master's degree in library arts or humanities and successful completion of archival training.
Degree or background in American History preferred.
Three to five years of experience in an archives or manuscripts repository arranging and describing collections of personal papers and organizational records.
Demonstrated experience applying the practice of minimal processing to both large and small archival collections
Demonstrated knowledge of current standards for archival description required (DACS, APPM, LC subject headings, authority control, and MARC 21).
A strong background in archival theory and practice, especially regarding accessioning, arrangement and description. Familiarity with current approaches to born-digital materials.
Experience in original MARC cataloging and EAD markup required.
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
Successfully demonstrated initiative, accuracy, attention to detail, and judgment.
Ability to work well independently and collaboratively in a production-oriented, team environment.
Experience using ArchivesSpace or Archivists' Toolkit preferred.
Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language preferred.
Experience supervising and training non-professional staff preferred.

Please apply online at https://jobs-nypl.icims.com/jobs/8351/accessioning-archivist-%28specialist-iii%29/job?mode=view

The Winthrop Group Inc. - Processing Archivist

(April 21, 2015)

Processing Archivist (Full-time)
The Winthrop Group’s Information & Archival Services Division has an immediate opening for a full-time Processing Archivist at IBM locations in Somers and East Fishkill, NY. Under supervision of The Winthrop Group, the Processing Archivist will work in a corporate archive with a large videotape and media collection and assist in the duties described below. The work ends in December 2015 with the possibility of extension.

Major tasks and responsibilities:
**Develop and implement a work plan for creating a searchable inventory 
of unprocessed videotape collection
**Begin cataloging and labeling videotapes and other video media
**Conduct targeted quality control reviews
**Train and supervise a temporary Inventory Archivist (3-4 months)
**Begin preparing an inventory of paper records and born-digital records
**Undertake content appraisal of records identified by the Corporate 
Archivist
**Make recommendations for processing methods and, if needed, archival 
supplies

Minimum qualifications:
MLS/MLIS or MA in History program, with a concentration in archives
Minimum of two to three years work in an archival setting
Experience with content appraisal, archival processing standards and procedures
Detail-oriented with ability to manage multiple projects
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to interact well and cooperate with colleagues

Preferred qualifications:
Experience with recognizing, identifying and describing audiovisual materials
Familiarity with different media formats and types of metadata
Experience with working in corporate archives
Experience with supervising qualified professionals
Familiarity with organizational records and content appraisal
Proficiency in using collection management and access systems
Skilled and accurate typist

Compensation:
Monthly rate based on experience and level of qualification.

Contact Information:
Please send a resume; a list of no fewer than three references including names, titles, postal and email addresses, and telephone numbers; and a brief, sample finding aid to David Kay, at dkay@winthropgroup.com.

The Archives of the Episcopal Church - Assistant Archives for Records Administration

(April 21, 2015)

The Archives of the Episcopal Church seeks a Records Administration Assistant for a part-time, temporary assignment at our New York City office beginning in June and continuing through September 2015, with the possibility of an extension. The position calls for a 15 to 20 hour per week commitment to carry out routine records center operational tasks and to work on special projects as assigned. 

Operational responsibilities are varied and include records retrieval and refiling for corporate staff and Archives research projects; assistance with accessioning records into the record center; preparing or auditing inventories; receiving and routing inquiries from corporate staff, and maintaining contact with Archives repository staff. 

Special Projects may include preparation of confidential records for destruction, the survey of electronic data maintained on external media, digitization of paper documents, creation of digital control files, physical reconfiguration of records center in order to accommodate storage of recently received artwork, and deaccessioning of publications unrelated to the collections policy of the Archives.

Applicant must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing. Good judgement and self-monitoring are essential to focus on details and accuracy while not losing sight of project goals and time tables. The preferred candidate is working toward or holds a degree in archival studies or a related information management field. Significant work experience beyond formal education is desirable. This position could serve as an internship for the right candidate. 

Requirements include ability to lift boxes of 45 pounds weight and knowledge of basic computer programs. Hourly rate: $25.00 per hour. To apply, submit your resume, references and a writing sample to dhales@episcopalarchives.org.

The Winthrop Group Inc. - Archives Technician

(April 21, 2015)

Archives Technician (part-time/short term)

The Winthrop Group’s Information & Archival Services Division has an immediate opening for a part-time (3-4 days/week) Archives Technician in New York City. Under the supervision of Lead Archivists, the Archives Technician will assist in the duties described below. The work will be divided between two clients (corporate and non-profit) in a storage environment in Manhattan. Anticipated start date in May or June 2015. Position will continue to the end of summer with possibility of extension. Potential work with additional client(s) as needed.

Major tasks and responsibilities:
--Organize and shelve cartons of unprocessed records from Iron Mountain/client storage
--Prepare and pack processed materials for shipment to out-of-state permanent repository
--Inventory and rehouse unprocessed records as needed
--Label boxes, sleeve photographs and slides, data entry
--Possible scanning and conducting quality control

Minimum qualifications:
--Must be currently enrolled in or be a recent graduate of an MLS/MLIS or MA in History program, with a concentration in archives
--Ability to lift, bend, and reach boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.
--Ability to interact well and cooperate with colleagues

Preferred qualifications:
--Experience with handling delicate, fragile, and sensitive records including photographic materials
--Experience with processing and cataloging archival records
--Familiarity with basic preservation techniques
--Flexibility with scheduled assignments
--Proficiency in using relational databases
--Skilled typist

Compensation:
Hourly rate based on experience and level of qualification.

Contact Information:
Please send a resume; a list of no fewer than three references including names, titles, postal and email addresses, and telephone numbers, to Eunice Liu, at eliu@winthropgroup.com.

Diocese of the Armenian Church of America - Assistant Archivist

(April 21, 2015)

The Diocese of the Armenian Church of America is looking for a part - time Assistant Archivist to work on the Diocese of Armenian Church of America Archives. 

Rate: $ 10 / Hr. max 20 hrs p/w.

Required Qualifications:

Must either be nearing completion or have an MLS Degree 
Familiarity with the current standards of working in Archives
Must be able to use Microsoft Office Products.
Must be able to create a word Finding Aid
Must be able to work independently
Must be able to life 40 Pounds.

Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of Oxygen Products
Have at least 3 months experience working in an Archival or Museum setting.

To apply please email your cover letter with a resume & three professional references to afoldes@armeniandiocese.org with “Assistant Archivist” in the subject line. 

City of Newburgh - Record Management Officer

(April 15, 2015)

Provisional Civil Service Appointment Pending Exam 
Salary Range: $51,892 - $58,853 
CSEA Union Benefits 
RECORDS MANAGEMENT OFFICER 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: 
This work involves responsibility for administering the retention, retrieval and disposition of public records for all City departments. The work also involves responsibility for advising and acting as a consultant to departments in areas such as physical & electronic files control, micrographics, scanning, adopted NYS retention schedule maintenance & control, machine readable records, and other information related subjects. Work is carried out in accordance with local, state and federal laws and guidelines and is performed under the general supervision of the City Clerk. Considerable leeway is allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out assigned duties. General supervision may be exercised over subordinate staff; Does related work as required. 

EXAMPLES OF WORK (Illustrative Only): 
Supervises daily operation, safety and security of Records Center and develops policy and procedures for same; Trains departments in records survey, inventory, disposition and storage procedures; Advises departments on policies and procedures that ensure proper management of electronic and paper records and monitors operations to ensure proper implementation; When possible, scans and transmits retrieved documents and large format plans, saving them in shared server for access by department requesting same; Writes and compiles facility reports as directed; Reviews and complies with federal, state and local laws governing record retention and destruction; Maintains complete and accurate records of file locations; Retrieves and returns records for departments as needed; Supervises transfer/destruction of all records from departments to Records Center. Oversees & manages electronic document management, including Laserfische. Moves numerous cartons weekly in the transfer and r etrieval of records; Uses personal vehicle in daily work with mileage reimbursement; Assists all departments with responses to (Freedom of Information Law) FOIL requests administered through City Clerk. 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS. AND ABILITIES: 
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of planning and administering a government records management program; Good knowledge of the methods of organizing government documents; Knowledge of archival, preservation and conservation principles as they apply to a variety of record formats (paper, photos, video, electronics, etc.): Working knowledge of governmental activities and procedures; Ability to communicate and gain acceptance of good records management practices; Ability to train departments on good records management; Ability to organize and file a large volume of records efficiently and accurately; Ability to plan, direct and coordinate the work of others; Ability to prepare written and/or computerized reports; Good judgment, dependability, resourcefulness; Physical condition commensurate with the demand of the position. Ability to push/pull/lift 50lbs.; Ability to read engineering documents, plans, maps, and surveys at a basic level, and to classify them acco rdingly; Knowledge of FOIL requirements. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either; 
A. Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Surveying, Public Administration, or a closely related field and two years of full-time paid experience in an archives, library, museum or governmental agency which involved acquiring, referencing, filing and disposal of records, Or; 

B. Associate’s Degree in Information Technology, Engineering, Surveying, or closely related field and three years of full-time paid experience in an archives, library, museum or governmental agency which involved acquiring, referencing, filing and disposal of records, Or; 

C. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of A. and B above. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Valid NYS Driver’s License throughout tenure 

Preference in appointment will be given to City of Newburgh residents. 

Send resume with cover letter to mmills@cityofnewburgh-ny.gov

New York Society Library - Project Archivist

(April 14, 2015)

Project Archivist - temporary one year assignment
The New York Society Library is seeking applications for an experienced professional to fill the position of Processing Archivist. This is a part-time temporary appointment for one year.

Responsibilities include analyzing a completed survey of the entire collection and developing a processing plan in consultation with the Head of Cataloging and Special Collections. The primary deliverable of the project is a finding aid for the entire collection, improved physical control and appropriate physical housing of the materials. The finding aid will be visible on the Library’s new Digital Collections Portal.

The successful candidate will have:

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library or information science program with a concentration in archives management.
Background in the history of New York City, American political history, the history of reading, nineteenth and twentieth century publishing history, or other relevant subject expertise.
Experience processing archives in a library or museum setting, with written finding aids.
Demonstrated knowledge of current standards of archival description and practice, including DACS, EAD, and appropriate thesauri.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
This is a part-time position and will be a one year temporary appointment. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The New York Society Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume with three current references, and a complete finding aid, which must also contain a writing sample, such as a complete collection description and biographical/historical note written by the applicant, to Laura O'Keefe, Head of Cataloging and Special Collections, at lokeefe@nysoclib.org.

New York Road Runners - Part-Time Archivist

(April 14, 2015)

About NYRR
New York Road Runners was founded in 1958 when a small group of passionate runners vowed to bring running to the people and has grown from a local running club to the world’s premier community running organization. NYRR’s mission is to empower everyone, of all ages and abilities—beginners and competitive athletes, the young and the elderly, adult professionals and underserved schoolchildren—to improve their health and well-being through the power of running and fitness.

NYRR’s races, community events, instruction and training resources, and youth programs give hundreds of thousands of people each year the motivation, know-how, and opportunity to start running and keep running for life. NYRR’s premier event, the famed TCS New York City Marathon, attracts the world’s top pro runners and committed amateurs alike while also raising millions of dollars annually for charity and driving economic impact for the City. But NYRR is equally committed to the runners of tomorrow, passionately providing youth fitness programs that educate and inspire more than 100,000 kids in underserved communities in New York City, all 50 states, and around the world.

Headquartered in New York City, NYRR implements a unique nonprofit model that teams contributed and earned income to make all its efforts possible. To learn more, please visit www.nyrr.org. 

New York Road Runners is an Equal Opportunity Employer

About the Position

New York Road Runners is looking for a project based part-time Archivist. This position will work on a variety of projects pulling together NYRR’s rich history for prosperity and display. Some of the project include: creating both a physical and digital archive of NYRR artifacts, an audit/inventory of what we currently have in our possession at all our spaces, a public display in the new Manhattan space and current. This position will also assist with the creation of an archive maintenance and exhibit storage plan.

Required Qualifications:

• An undergraduate degree in Art History, Museum Studies or related field required. 
• 2-4 years of experience working with archives or project exhibitions.
• Strong familiarity with current standards for physical and digital archives.
• Strong project management and organizational skills.
• Ability to work independently; prioritize tasks; and exercise good judgment and initiative.
• Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities successfully.
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.
• Ability to interact effectively with diverse groups of internal and external stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications:

• A graduate degree in Museum Studies or related field.
• Knowledge of history of running as it pertains to New York preferred but not required.


To apply, please email your cover letter with salary requirements and resume to humanresources@nyrr.org with “Part-Time Archivist” in the subject line. 

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts - Records Management Intern

(April 9, 2015)

RECORDS MANAGEMENT INTERN – LINCOLN CENTER ARCHIVES
The Lincoln Center Archives is seeking an intern to assist in the destruction of records that no longer have continuing legal, business or historical value to Lincoln Center. Working under the supervision of the Director of Information Resources, the Records Management Intern’s primary job responsibilities include: 
• Prep records currently scheduled for destruction.
• Preparing the in-house and vendor-related forms necessary for destruction. 
• Changing / deleting metadata in the Information Resources databases to reflect the destruction of these records.
• Supervise the destruction of the records. 
• If time allows, use the Lincoln Center retention schedules to select records for future destruction.

Qualifications
• Must be currently enrolled at a college/university at the graduate level pursuing a degree in library science, archival studies or records management.
• Must be able to commit to 8-15 hours per week for ten weeks.
• Attention to detail a necessity.

Preferred Qualifications
• Knowledge or interest in the performing arts.
• Familiarity with archival and records management best practices.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to humanresources@lincolncenter.org, with the subject heading: Records Management Internship. Resumes with out cover letter will not be reviewed

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts - Digitization Intern

(April 9, 2015)

The Lincoln Center Archives is seeking an intern to digitize photographs for the creation of a new database that will be accessible to the public. Under the supervision of the Director of Information Resources, the Digitization Intern’s primary job responsibilities include: 
• Digitizing selected photographs from the collections using a flatbed scanner. 
• Entering metadata into Presto database.
• Editing and performing quality control on digital images. 
• Where necessary, perform research into the copyright status of photographs. 
Qualifications
• Must be currently enrolled at a college/university at the graduate level pursuing a degree in library science, archival studies or history.
• Must be able to commit to 8-15 hours per week for ten weeks.
• Familiarity with archival and digitization best practices.
Preferred Qualifications
• Knowledge or interest in the performing arts.
• Experience using a flatbed scanner, Photoshop or other image editing software.
• Knowledge of copyright laws with relation to digitization for external access.


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to the humanresources@lincolncenter.org, with the subject heading: Digitization Project Internship. Resumes with out cover letters will not be reviewed

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts - Donor Files Intern

(April 9, 2015)

DONOR FILES INTERN – LINCOLN CENTER ARCHIVES
The Lincoln Center Archives is seeking an intern to review Lincoln Center’s donor files from 1957-1984 in order to locate and organize historically valuable donor information. Working under the supervision of the Director of Information Resources, the Donor Files Intern’s primary job responsibilities include: 
• Reading the donor files to locate records with historical or continuing business value to Lincoln Center.
• Organizing the records historical or continuing business value using acid-free materials. 
• Removing records without historical or continuing business value.

Qualifications
• Must be currently enrolled at a college/university at the graduate level pursuing a degree in library science, archival studies, history or development.
• Must be able to commit to 8-15 hours per week for ten weeks.

Preferred Qualifications
• Knowledge or interest in the performing arts.
• Familiarity in working with archival records.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to the humanresources@lincolncenter.org, with the subject heading: Donor Files Internship. Resumes with out cover letters will not be reviewed

Solomon R. Guggenheim - Intern

(April 4, 2015)

The Guggenheim Museum Archives seeks a current or recent graduate student for its Summer 2015 internship. This unpaid internship requires a minimum commitment of at least three days a week from June 1st to August 14th, 2015.

Responsibilities may include:
• Arrange and rehouse collection materials
• Write and encoding finding aid
• Assist with legacy data migration to ArchivesSpace
• Assist with onsite research appointments
• Write content for monthly newsletter and weekly Findings blog

Requirements:
• Current or recent Masters of Library Science student with a specialization in archives
• Knowledge of basic archival principles of processing, arranging and describing collections
• Familiarity with EAD and XML a plus
• Knowledge of modern and contemporary art a plus
Background:
Established in 1973, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives exists to collect, preserve, and provide access to all historical documentation of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation (SRGF) and the records related to the history and activities of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (SRGM) for the purpose of administrative support and historical research. The Archives traces the development of Solomon R. Guggenheim's private collection and SRGF and actively collects materials on the history of SRGM in New York from its inception in 1939 as the Museum of Non-Objective Painting on East 54th Street, to the present as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on 1071 Fifth Avenue.
If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to:

Sarah Haug
Interim Manager, Library & Archives
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
345 Hudson St., 12th floor
New York, NY 10014
libraryandarchives@guggenheim.org

Rockefeller Archives Center - Director of Archives

(March 26, 2015)

Director of Archives
Rockefeller Archive Center
The Rockefeller Archive Center seeks a motivated and forward-thinking individual to join the senior management team in the position of Director of Archives. Reporting to the President, the Director of Archives will oversee all archival units and will lead all aspects of the planning, development, and management of the Center’s archival collections.
The Rockefeller Archive Center is committed to the use of effective digital technologies to enhance the availability of its collections to researchers throughout the world. The Center is seeking candidates who will be equally committed to this goal and who have a strong background in the use of digital technologies in an archival setting. Prospective candidates should also have extensive experience in supervision and management, as well as the skill to cultivate positive and strong collaborations among the various units of the archive.
The Rockefeller Archive Center serves a large and diverse international audience of scholars, students, philanthropy professionals, filmmakers, journalists and many others. The Director of Archives will work closely with the staff to develop an archival program that can strengthen the services offered by the Center within the context of the best practices and standards of the archival profession. The Director of Archives will also work closely with the Archive Center’s donor institutions, such as the Rockefeller Foundation and the Ford Foundation, to shape archival programs that are responsive to the new digital environment. In addition, the Director is expected to be actively involved in and contributing to the archival profession.
Prospective candidates should hold a Masters Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution or an equivalent advanced degree. Candidates should also have at least 10 years of professional archival experience, along with proven experience managing professional staff. In addition, experience with current archival systems, including collections management systems and digital preservation management systems, is expected. Demonstrated knowledge of records management procedures as well as archival processing standards and procedures is also required.
The Director of Archives will directly supervise four to five Assistant Directors and an IT staff of two, and will have general oversight of an archival staff of 25. The Director will also work closely with the Director of Research and Education in the development and expansion of the Archive Center’s programs for scholars and professionals in the field of philanthropy.
The Rockefeller Archive Center, an operating foundation with its own substantial endowment, is an independent archive and research center dedicated to the study of philanthropy and the diverse domains it shapes. It was established in 1974 to assemble, preserve, and make accessible the records of the Rockefeller family and the foundations and nonprofits established by the family, including the Rockefeller Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Rockefeller University. Today, the Center's growing holdings include materials from numerous foundations, including the Ford Foundation and the Commonwealth Fund, as well as from many nonprofit organizations. It is also a major repository for the personal papers of leaders of the philanthropic community, Nobel Prize laureates, and world-renowned investigators in science and medicine.
Located 20 miles north of New York City in Westchester County on a former Rockefeller estate, the Archive Center is easily accessible from major highways and by train on the Metro-North Hudson Line. The Rockefeller Archive Center is an equal opportunity employer. The Center is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.
To apply, please send a letter explaining your interest in the position and your qualifications along with a resume via email or mail to:
Rockefeller Archive Center
15 Dayton Ave
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
careers@rockarch.org

New York City Dept. of Records and Information Services -Archivist

(March 17, 2015)

The Department of Records/Municipal Archives seeks a responsible individual to join its team helping to preserve the City’s historical records in the Municipal Archives. Under general supervision, with wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment or action, performs specialized archival work including appraising digital and traditional format records for historical value (both on-site and in the field); arranging, describing, cataloging, re-housing and/or reformatting archival material according to accepted standards; and conducting research in archival records and/or assisting the public in locating and using archival material. The Associate Public Record Officer will have working knowledge of professional standards and emerging technologies in archival practice including working knowledge of digitization best practices and description standards including DACS, MARC, LCSH, Dublin Core and EAD. The Officer may also prepare and deliver lectures, conduct tours, and assist with the preparation of exhibitions and other public programs. This position will include supervision of subordinates. It may include performance of tasks such as data entry, and other responsibilities related to the operation of the Municipal Archives. This position will include moving and lifting heavy over-size cartons and books within and between the Archives headquarters and off-site facilities.

Minimum Qualification Requirements
1. A master's degree from an accredited college in Library Science, Archival Science, American History, Political Science or a related area, plus two years of full-time experience in archival or library science, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity of incumbents performing at a professional level; or 2. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" above. However, all candidates must have a master's degree from an accredited college and the one year of supervisory experience as described in "1" above.

Preferred Skills
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
• Experience with cataloging systems and archival discovery tools
• Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively on multiple on-going projects
• Demonstrated experience in database management and data migration
• Strong computer skills

Residency Requirement
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

Please follow the link to submit your application and search for the Job ID # 185986
External candidates: www.nyc.gov/careers
Current NYC employees: www.nyc.gov/ess

The Citi Center for Culture + Queens Library - Fellowship FOR QUEENS COLLEGE STUDENTS ONLY

(March 16, 2015)

Citi Center for Culture + Queens Library Fellowship
Fall 2015 / Spring 2016
The Citi Center for Culture and Queens Library would like to extend an invitation to apply for a two-semester fellowship starting this September. Applicants must be currently enrolled students in the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies who are committed to earning the Certificate in Archives and the Preservation of Cultural Materials. Fellows will each receive a $1000 stipend from the Citi Center for Culture.
To enhance the professional prospects of our Fellows, we have developed a program that provides them the opportunity to diversify their exposure to collection management and use of archival collections. The Fellowship consists of semester-long rotations at each of our two institutions. We believe that the diversity of scope, mission, and collections managed by our respective institutions will serve to broaden the skills and enhance the profile of the students we select to participate:
 Citi Center for Culture, 153 East 53rd Street, New York, NY, manages Citigroup’s corporate archives and the company’s fine art collection. The Center provides a unique insight into the business value of cultural and historic materials. Students will be exposed to collection management challenges presented by diversity, language, and scale in a global financial services corporation.
 The Archives at Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica, NY, one of the largest collections of primary and secondary resources documenting Queens, Kings, Nassau and Suffolk counties. It consists of approximately 36,000 books and volumes of serials, approximately 2,500 cubic feet of manuscripts, 4,500 maps and broadsides, 105,000 photographs, 422 feet of vertical files, and 9,000 reels of microfilm. The bulk of the printed material and manuscripts are from the 19th and 20th centuries, but extensive 18th century material and some 17th century manuscripts are also held.
 The Queens Memory digital archives program collaboratively maintained by Queens Library and Queens College, is both a collecting arm and a repository for oral histories and supporting visual records from both institutions’ archival collections and from the private collections and memories of Queens residents.
As a result, we are confident that students will gain meaningful first-hand experience in corporate and public library archives settings; and be more marketable when seeking future career opportunities. Specifically, the students enrolled in the program will gain direct experience in:
Citi Center for Culture:
 Archival collection processing:
o Conducting a survey
o Producing a processing plan
o Arranging and describing records
o Writing a scope and content note for a finding aid
 Metadata creation and TMS cataloging
 Weekly Discussions that include topics such as:
o Collection governance
o Mission, scope, and funding model of corporate archives
o Providing access to collections/ service to clients
o Cross border legal and regulatory challenges
Queens Library:
 Born-digital image and audio collection processing
 CollectiveAccess cataloging
 Physical and digital exhibit planning and installation
 Creation of finding aids and EAD records for born-digital collections
 Social media content development, Wikipedia editing, and curation for digital archives
A maximum of four fellows will be accepted for this two semester appointment. They will work in groups of two for a full semester at each site. Site staff will work closely with fellows to introduce them to a wide variety of processes, materials and systems on-site. Fellows will be expected to spend a full day of each week during the 14 week academic term at their assigned site. Accepted fellows will enroll in the GSLIS 795 Internship course during their semester working with archives staff at the Citi Center for Culture. They will fulfill all of the regular requirements of the internship course. In the alternate semester, students will enroll in an Independent Study (GSLIS 791) to complete their semester with Queens Library’s Virtual Library Department and Archives Department.
Applications are due March 31st and all applicants will be notified by April 6th. An orientation meeting for accepted fellows will take place Wednesday, August 26th at Queens Central Library in Jamaica, Queens. Please email application materials to Natalie.Milbrodt@queenslibrary.org AND kerri.anne.burke@citi.com.
Application materials can be found at this link: http://queensmemory.qwriting.qc.cuny.edu/files/2015/03/Fellow-Application-2015_QC_extended.pdf

CUNY Television - Intern

(March 12, 2015)

Internship: CUNY Television, Summer 2015

The CUNY TV Library is accepting summer interns to work and train within a variety of archival projects.

About CUNY TV

CUNY TV is an independent New York television station based out of City University of New York's Graduate Center at Fifth Avenue and 34th Street. The station is the largest public university station in the United States and serves the city by broadcasting unique and educational programs. The CUNY TV archive contains video and audio produced by the students, faculty, and alumnae of the City University of New York as well programming produced from our own production units.

Internship Description

The CUNY TV archive is responsible for maintaining, preserving, and making accessible the production history of the station. Interns will assist with collection management tasks and will receive guidance on how to properly catalog, store and preserve different media formats. Interns will also have the opportunity to work with born digital collections and to help organize and support these assets. A major part of this internship will involve digitizing the CUNY TV videotape collection. Interns will learn about digitization standards along with proper quality control techniques. The CUNY TV Library team will work with interns to find projects that best suit their interests and concentration.

Qualifications

Strong interest in audiovisual archives and digital asset management is a plus. Students interested in experiencing how an audiovisual archive functions in a busy broadcast and production environment are encouraged to apply. This internship is for academic credit only.

To apply:

Please email a cover letter and resume to Dave Rice, Archive Director: dave@cuny.tv.

Superior Group - Cataloger

(March 12, 2015)

Position is located in Brooklyn, NY

Under supervision of the US Archives Manager and Corporate Archivist HSBC, the Temporary Cataloger will provide cataloging and archival processing assistance. Specific duties include:
• clean up of legacy data in archival catalog system
• creating new catalog records as necessary,
• processing small collections and creating finding aids
• cataloger may be given additional duties pertaining ingest of selected digital objects and files into the Archive’s Digital Archive System depending upon qualifications and skills
This is an exciting opportunity for an entry level archivist to learn archival cataloging schema and use cutting edge digital archives technology.
Qualifications: Knowledge of and proficient use of Microsoft Access, Excel, and Word and cataloging databases in general. Knowledge of cataloging standards, metadata and archival description required; familiarity with DACs, EAD, MARC or AARCR2 helpful. Successful candidate will have experience processing manuscript or organizational papers, writing traditional finding aids and will be comfortable with analog, digital and born digital materials. Attention to detail, ability to work in a team as well as autonomously, and flexibility to adjust to changing priorities essential. Ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is interested in working on complex cataloging and metadata issues. Knowledge of or experience with financial information and collections helpful.
Education: A graduate degree in Library Science or near completion of the degree required with archival coursework

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to eaglel@superiorgroup.com and copy rebecca.x.altermatt@us.hsbc.com

Wildlife Conservation Society Library and Archives - Archives Processing Intern

(March 11, 2015)

Title: Archives Processing Intern
Supervisor: Library and Archives Director
Start Date: May 2015
End Date: August 2015

Schedule: Minimum commitment of 104 hours, between Monday and Friday, 9AM – 5PM


Summary:

Under the guidance of the WCS Processing Archivist, the Archives Processing Intern will gain experience in various components of archival processing and description. While WCS Archives internships are unpaid, we are happy to work with academic institutions so that students can get academic credit for their internship. Interns should be able to commit at least 104 hours to the internship and must schedule their hours Monday through Friday, 9-5.

Objectives:

Experience to be gained includes but is not limited to:

~ survey, arrange, and describe an archival collection
~ enter data into an archival management system
~ create an EAD finding aid and MARC record
~ document their work with one or more posts for Wild Things, the WCS Archives Blog

Qualifications:

~ enrollment in or recent completion of a graduate program (within the last 6 months) in library science, museum studies, or a related field
~ familiarity with archival theory and descriptive standards
~ previous experience arranging and describing archival collections strongly preferred

Location
Bronx Zoo

Application Instructions:

Interested individuals should submit a resume and a statement of interest describing what you hope to bring to the internship and gain from the experience.

Please email your cover letter and resume to: Opportunities@wcs.org; specify “Archives Processing Intern, Summer 2015” in the subject of your email.

EOE, M/F/V/D

Wildlife Conservation Society Library and Archives - Photo Archives and Digital Assets Management Intern

(March 11, 2015)

Title: Photo Archives and Digital Asset Management Intern
Supervisor: Library & Archives Director
Start Date: May 2015
End Date: August 2015

Schedule: Minimum commitment of 104 hours, between Monday and Friday, 9AM-5PM

Summary

Under the guidance of the WCS Institutional Archivist and Digital Resources Manager, the Photo Archives and Digital Asset Management Intern will gain experience in the care and management of historical and modern photo collections. While WCS Archives internships are unpaid, we are happy to work with academic institutions so that students can get academic credit for their internship. Interns should be able to commit at least 104 hours to the internship and must schedule their hours Monday through Friday, 9-5.

Objectives:

~ digitize historical prints according to professional standards
~ assist with the ingest of current photo assets into WCS’s digital asset management system
~ research and record metadata about current and historical photographic materials
~ create one or more posts documenting the internship for Wild Things, the WCS Archives Blog

Qualifications:

~ enrollment in or recent completion of graduate program (within the last 6 months) in library science, museum studies, or a related field
strong interest in the management of photographic collections
~ experience with archival collections and/or photographic materials is preferred
~ working knowledge of the ingest, cataloging, storage, retrieval, and distribution of digital assets in a Digital Asset Management system
~ experience with professional digitization standards and with photo software and scanning software
~ familiarity with standard metadata schema and vocabularies

Location
Bronx Zoo

Application Instructions:

For full consideration, interested individuals should submit a resume and a statement of interest describing what you hope to bring to the internship and gain from the experience.

Please email your cover letter and resume to: Opportunities@wcs.org; specify “Photo Archives and Digital Asset Management Intern, Summer 2015” in the subject of your email.

EOE, M/F/V/D

HERE Arts Center - Digital Database Coordinator Project Position

(March 11, 2015)

HERE Arts Center, located at 145 Spring Street at Dominick in New York City, has embarked on an archival project to organize and access archival holdings for the creation of a visual history of HERE, including work as Tiny Mythic and HOME for Contemporary Theater along with HERE’s many theater programs and the evolution of its location in SOHO. The theater archive of HERE encompasses a date range from the late 1980s to the present.

A graduate archival student with an interest in theater is needed to design, program, and configure a database system to work in conjunction with existing systems at HERE in order to capture digital assets for historical web presentations on the HERE Arts Center website. This is an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to acquire hands-on digital asset management experience.

The Digital Database Coordinator will:
--Analyze the systems at HERE and recommend a system based on HERE’s cloud-based (Dropbox) storage platform
--Configure the system to meet HERE’s needs
--Instruct HERE’s staff on the maintenance and use of the system
--Work in consult with a Digital Curator of Theater Collections

Salary: $500 stipend available for successful candidate.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to elderta@mac.com

Columbia University Libraries - Project Archivist, Ford Foundation International Fellowship Records Program

(February 27, 2015)

PROJECT ARCHIVIST, FORD FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS
PROGRAM RECORDS

RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

The Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library is searching for an archivist to process the records of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program. The Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program was designed to promote social justice, community development, and access to education through providing advanced study opportunities to more than 4,300 social justice leaders from the world's most vulnerable populations. The program, which ran from 2001 through 2013, was the largest single project to be funded by the Ford Foundation since its inception in 1936. The records of the program include fellow files, administrative records of the Foundation's New York Secretariat, and records generated by 22 international partner offices in the
administration of the program.

This position is funded through September 30, 2016 with the possibility of extension. Reporting to the Head of Archives Processing, the Project Archivist will be responsible for the arrangement and description of approximately 450 linear feet of records, identification and referral of items for conservation treatment as necessary, and the preparation of EAD-encoded finding aids and other descriptive access tools. The Project Archivist will work closely with the Digital Assets Archivist on the appraisal, arrangement, and description of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program's born digital material. The Project Archivist will recruit students and coordinate their activities with the collection, assigning tasks, maintaining schedules, and monitoring the overall pace and direction of work. The Project Archivist will submit regular progress reports on processing statistics.

One of the world's leading research universities, Columbia provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a unique intellectual community. Set in the Morningside Heights academic village, Columbia also presents the unmatched dynamism, diversity and cultural richness of New York City. The University Libraries, grounded in collections of remarkable depth and breadth, are also building extensive electronic resources and services. The Libraries at Columbia are committed to collegiality, professionalism, innovation, and leadership.

Minimum Qualifications:
M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited library school or graduate degree in history or related discipline and experience arranging and describing archival collections (or the equivalent combination of education and experience); familiarity with the application of Greene and Meissner processing techniques; familiarity with DACS, EAD, MARC, LCSH, AACR2, and appropriate metadata standards and schema; familiarity with current best practices in arranging and describing born digital records; familiarity with automated library information management systems such as Endeavor/Voyager; knowledge of basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections; a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; excellent organizational skills, accuracy, and attention to detail; ability to work independently and collaboratively in a production-oriented, team environment; ability to work quickly, efficiently, and meet project goals and deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience arranging large, complex collections; supervisory experience.

Interested candidates should apply via the quicklink:
https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60537

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Whitney Museum of American Art - Archives Manager

(February 27, 2015)

Archives Manager
Whitney Museum of American Art


The full-time Archives Manager manages and processes historical archive collections of the Museum and oversees records management of recent Museum records. The position also oversees all data related to archival collections and assists staff and researchers with archives research.


Other Responsibilities: Processes, describes, and manages Museum archival collections; works with Museum departments to comply with Museum’s Records Retention Policy and Schedules; manages new records accessions following records retention schedule, oversees transfer and retrieval of archive materials’ from offsite and onsite storage spaces; maintains inventories of archival boxes in storage and their physical arrangement in storage; updates the Archives Finding aid to reflect newly processed archives; manages and answers research and references requests for Archives from staff and external researchers; supervision of processing progress of Project Assistant Archivist and interns; front desk reference responsibilities as scheduled


Requirements: 4 years’ experience in archival management, processing, and description; MLIS degree (with art history or studio art experience preferred); fluency in archival standards, such as EAD and DACs; operating knowledge Access databases and of archival management systems, such as ArchiveSpace; knowledge of art history and contemporary American art; preservation awareness; understanding the function and processes of both libraries and archives; good communication skills.


Please send resume and cover letter to: hr@whitney.org. The Museum offers a generous benefit package.



The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.

NYC Department of Environmental Protection - Archives Processing Intern

(February 27, 2015)

Repository Description:
The DEP Archives is responsible for collecting and preserving historical records documenting the activities of the Department of Environmental Protection and its predecessor agencies. Amongst its most important records are those that document the development and operation of New York City’s immense water supply and distribution system. Not only are these records historically important to engineering, science, and New York City, but they are also critical to the continuing operation of our city’s water supply system. This is a great opportunity to work with vitally important archival records and to gain real-world knowledge of managing records that support local government.

Position Description:
The selected candidate will work with the Records and Archives Management team to inventory archival collections (drawings, photography, publications, and/or textual records) related to the planning and construction of the New York City water supply. Projects will focus on improving access to collection records that are in high demand for research to support agency projects. Other responsibilities may include digitizing/copying collections, assisting with projects to support digital collections, and conducting research in support of user requests.

Qualifications:
Student must currently be enrolled at a college/university at the graduate level pursuing a degree in library science, archival studies, history, or a related field. Student must have at least a 2.5GPA (on a 4.0 scale). Projects may entail standing for long periods of time and lifting and moving boxes of records.

Preferred Skills:
Interest in local history, government or engineering. Strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent organizational and planning skills, detail-oriented, self-motivated and able to work well following a written project plan with minimal supervision. Proficient in full Microsoft Office suite of applications, particularly Excel.

Compensation:
Interns will be paid $14.30 an hour; the position requires a full-time commitment (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm). Internships are 10 weeks and run from June 1 through August 7, 2015; interns must be able to commit for the full duration of the internship.

Work location:
The Archives is located on the east side of midtown Manhattan.

To apply:
In order to be eligible you must apply through the New York City website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/job_opportunities/icims_internships.shtml . Search for internship listings “2015-1478” or “2015-1479”. Please include cover letter and resume. Applicants who do not include cover letter clearly stating their qualifications and why they are interested in position will not be considered. The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 3, 2015 at 5pm. If you have questions please contact mtorres2@dep.nyc.gov .

For more information about NYC Environmental Protection please visit our website at www.nyc.gov/dep . You can also find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/nycwater and Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/nycwater/sets/72157647118511120/ .

NYC Department of Environmental Protection - Archives Digitization Intern

(February 27, 2015)

Repository Description:
The DEP Archives is responsible for collecting and preserving historical records documenting the activities of the Department of Environmental Protection and its predecessor agencies. Amongst its most important records are those that document the development and operation of New York City’s immense water supply and distribution system. Not only are these records historically important to engineering, science, and New York City, but they are also critical to the continuing operation of our city’s water supply system. This is a great opportunity to work with vitally important archival records and to gain real-world knowledge of managing records that support local government.

Position Description:
The selected candidate will work with the Records and Archives Management team to digitize archival photographs and engineering drawings related to the planning and construction the New York City water supply. Tasks will focus on scanning, metadata creation, and quality control. Other responsibilities may include conducting research in support in support of user requests.

Qualifications:
Student must currently be enrolled at a college/university at the graduate level pursuing a degree in library science, archival studies, history, or a related field. Student must have at least a 2.5GPA (on a 4.0 scale). Projects may entail standing for long periods of time and lifting and moving boxes of records.

Preferred Skills:
Interest in local history, government or engineering. Strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent organizational and planning skills, detail-oriented, self-motivated and able to work well following a written project plan with minimal supervision. Proficient in full Microsoft Office suite of applications, particularly Excel. For digitization projects previous experience working with a digital asset management system, Adobe Photoshop and Acrobat, applying metadata, or digitizing collections a plus.

Compensation:
Interns will be paid $14.30 an hour; the position requires a full-time commitment (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm). Internships are 10 weeks and run from June 1 through August 7, 2015; interns must be able to commit for the full duration of the internship.

Work location:
The Archives is located on the east side of midtown Manhattan.

To apply:
In order to be eligible you must apply through the New York City website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/job_opportunities/icims_internships.shtml . Search for internship listing “2015-1480”. Please include cover letter and resume. Applicants who do not include cover letter clearly stating their qualifications and why they are interested in position will not be considered. The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 3, 2015 at 5pm. If you have questions please contact mtorres2@dep.nyc.gov .

For more information about NYC Environmental Protection please visit our website at www.nyc.gov/dep . You can also find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/nycwater and Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/nycwater/sets/72157647118511120/ .

Center for Jewish History - Processing Archivist

(February 25, 2015)

Processing Archivist

The Center for Jewish History seeks a full-time Processing Archivist for a term ending September 30, 2016 with the possibility of extension. Reporting directly to the Archival Services Manager, the Processing Archivist will participate in the activities of the Archival Services department. The successful applicant will join a dynamic team of forward-thinking and professionally engaged Center archivists who, in addition to processing, also provide support for digitization projects and other access-oriented services for the archival collections held by the five partner institutions of the Center.

Responsibilities include:

Arranging and describing personal papers and institutional records, including born-digital materials, in accordance with contemporary professional standards, vocabularies, and practices (e.g. DACS, AAT, MPLP) as well as local guidelines for processing
Rehousing collection materials and addressing preservation concerns as needed
Encoding EAD finding aids using oXygen XML Editor
Utilizing social media and Wikipedia to raise public awareness of newly processed collections
Contributing to departmental documentation on processing, encoding, and digital preservation
Undertaking special projects as assigned
Engaging in professional activities both internally at CJH and externally in the broader professional landscape

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree from a library, information science, or public history program with a concentration in archives management
Minimum of 1 year experience with efficient processing procedures
Knowledge of archival theory, practice, and standards (especially DACS and EAD)
Experience with or coursework in digital media and born-digital files in archival collections
Strong reading knowledge of German
Strong awareness of information technologies appropriate to archives
High capacity for creative problem-solving
Adept at prioritizing work and meeting multiple deadlines
Willingness and ability to research and apply new technologies, in particular for born-digital materials
High capacity for creative problem-solving
Adept at prioritizing work and meeting multiple deadlines
Ability to work flexibly, independently and collaboratively in a complex organizational environment comprised of diverse constituencies
Capacity to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

Preferred Qualifications:

Reading knowledge of Yiddish, Hebrew, or other Central or Eastern European languages
Familiarity with 20th-century Jewish history
Experience with or coursework in digital media and born-digital files in archival collections
Willingness and ability to research and apply new technologies, in particular for born-digital materials

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send cover letter, resume, three sample finding aids, and three references to Kevin Schlottmann, Archival Services Manager, at kschlottmann(at)cjh.org.

The Murie Center - Contract Archivist

(February 24, 2015)

Contract Archivist
The Murie Center, Moose, WY
Deadline: March 8, 2015


The Murie Center seeks a qualified archivist to work on an important historical collection at our small conservation nonprofit whose mission is: Bringing people together to inspire action that preserves nature.

The preferred contract is for 7 months starting on or around April 15, 2015 and ending on or around November 15, 2015, with potential to continue seasonally in subsequent years. Compensation for the 2015 season will be based on qualifications. Housing is possible on-site at the rustic Murie Ranch, a national historic landmark, in Grand Teton National Park, Moose, Wyoming.

The archivist will be responsible for all aspects of archives management, including appraising, accessioning, processing, arrangement and description, reference, and outreach.


Required Qualifications:
• Master's degree with concentration in archives/history.
• Minimum of three years’ experience in archives.
• Thorough understanding of digital preservation issues and archival description.
• Knowledge of archival preservation practices.
• Knowledge of copyright law and issues pertaining to digitization and use of manuscript and photograph collections.
• Knowledge of digitization best-practices and metadata management.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to present and share ideas clearly and effectively.
• Intermediate to advanced skills in Past Perfect, and Microsoft Office products.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
• Handling all requests for information and materials related to historical research.
• Maintaining the collections and making materials available for research.
• Indexing, processing and cataloging materials.
• Accepting, receiving and documenting all gifts, and donations of archival materials.
• Assisting Murie Center staff with historical research and materials needed for exhibits, programs, publications, etc.
• Supervising of a potential paid intern.
• Assisting with and/or organizing and implementing programs and exhibitions pertaining to the history of the Muries and the conservation movement.
• Researching and writing grants for the Archives.


To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter expressing your interest along with a current résumé to: info@muriecenter.org. When submitting your application, note “Contract Archivist” in the subject heading of your email. Applications are due by March 8, 2015


For more information on The Murie Center, go to: www.muriecenter.org

Helen Frankenthaler Foundation - Archivist

(February 23, 2015)

Helen Frankenthaler and the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation:
Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011), whose career spanned six decades, has long been recognized as one of the great American artists of the twentieth century. She was eminent among the second generation of postwar American abstract painters and is widely credited for playing a pivotal role in the transition from Abstract Expressionism to Color Field painting. Her work is represented in museum collections worldwide and has been the subject of numerous national and international exhibitions and substantial publications. The New York City-based Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, established and endowed by the artist during her lifetime and newly active following the closing of her estate, is dedicated to promoting greater public interest in and understanding of the visual arts. For more information, visit: http://www.frankenthalerfoundation.org.
The archives comprise the personal papers and business records of Helen Frankenthaler, including correspondence, documents, exhibition files, gallery records, datebooks, photographs in numerous formats, sound and moving image materials, digital records, printed ephemera and some published works.

Position Description:
The Foundation’s archives program is in the early stages of being established; this is a new position. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Archivist will have the opportunity to participate in the hiring and supervision of additional staff and the move of the collection into a new facility, and will have direct responsibility for the full spectrum of processing, including arrangement, description and rehousing. Responsibilities will eventually include reference services to researchers, the management of digitization, and support for the catalogue raisonné team.

Requirements:
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
➢ Masters degree in Library Science or related field, with concentration in archives management;
➢ 6 to 8 years of experience as an Archivist, including substantial experience in the processing of archival collections;
➢ Knowledge of 20th and 21st century art and experience with artists’ archives;
➢ Knowledge of the prevailing standards and best practices of the archives profession, including EAD, DACS and relevant guidelines pertaining to access, preservation and security;
➢ Experience with digitization projects;
➢ Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and Mac computers;
➢ Excellent written and oral communication skills;
➢ Active participation in the archives profession;
➢ Ability to work both independently and in a team environment;
➢ Ability to lift cartons weighing up to 40 pounds.

Compensation and benefits:
Competitive salary and excellent benefits.
Application process:
Send cover letter and resume to HumanResourcesHFF@gmail.com No phone calls, please. Application deadline: March 9, 2015. Appointment is anticipated around May 4, 2015.

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