(November 14, 2022)
Position Title - Archivist
Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.)- Director of Archives
Position Type - Full-time, permanent
Benefits - Yes
Salary Range - $56,000 - $65,000
Job Title: Archivist
Reports to: Director of the Archives
Date: October 2022
Starting salary: $60,000 - $64,000, commensurate with experience
Desired Hiring Date: December 2022
The Riverside Church in the City of New York is seeking an experienced Archivist to help build the Archives Department by elevating its collections and making it an invaluable resource for the Riverside community. Reporting to the Director of the Archives, the Archivist is responsible for archival processing, research and reference services, grant project management, and outreach and educational services. The Archivist will work to make the mixed media collection accessible to a variety of patrons, including Riverside staff, lay leaders, and congregants, as well as external researchers and the general public.
The Riverside Church Archives serves as a repository for Riverside’s institutional records and those of its predecessor churches, the Norfolk Street Baptist Church, the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, and the Park Avenue Baptist Church. The collection includes photography, moving images, audio recordings, publications, committee minutes, clergy sermons and papers, membership records, and records of church programming and events. The Riverside Church also stewards a collection of rare books and Bibles as well as fine arts, decorative arts, architectural art, three-dimensional artifacts, and other materials of enduring historical, artistic and cultural value.
From its roots in the early 19th century to the present day, Riverside’s influence and activities – documented in its archives, artifacts, and edifice – have played and continue to play an integral part not only in the history of liberal Christianity, but in the larger story of American history. The Archives is dedicated to ensuring Riverside’s history of social justice and action, cultural and community endeavors, and commitment to open and inclusive theological thought and expression is made available for research. The Riverside Church Archives aims to promote scholarship, elevate the church’s core stories, offer new pathways of engagement and dialogue, and bridge the past to the present in relevant and innovative ways.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Experience and Education Requirements
* Expected to work in a hybrid remote work environment at least two times a week in the office.
TRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No employee, or applicant for employment, shall be discriminated against in any term or condition of employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are constantly striving to make our organization anti-racist. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values. As an employee, you become part of that mission. We expect this same commitment from our staff.
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