Head, Medical Center Archives
November 9, 2017
The Samuel J. Wood Library and the C.V. Starr Biomedical Information Center is the information hub of Weill Cornell Medicine. We are seeking a Head, Medical Center Archives, who will work with senior leaders to inculcate our organizational history into the organizational culture of NewYork Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH) and Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM). Established in 1972, the Medical Center Archives contain records dating back to 1771, the founding of the New York Hospital. This position also will have overall responsibility for the administration and management of the institutional records of all components of the Medical Center, organizing and preserving these collections, and providing reference services to a varied constituency in support of organizational endeavors.
Reporting to the Library Director, the Head, Medical Center Archives interacts with high-level administrators, donors, faculty, students, scholars, genealogists, staff, and the public. A member of the Samuel J. Wood Library Leadership Team, the incumbent will assist the Director and other Library and Information Technology Services (ITS) leaders in strategic planning and execution of goals to enable the library and the archives to develop services critical to the success of the parent organization. This position supervises one archivist and various archives students or temps, and plans and oversees a lecture series for the Heberden Society.
A Masters in Archives, Library Science, History or a related field. Candidates must have the ability to meet WCMC requirements for appointment at the academic rank of Assistant or Associate Archivist, including a record of professional achievement, research/scholarship and service. Candidates must demonstrate excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, have a strong user-service orientation, and be able to work cooperatively in a team environment. Candidates must demonstrate excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills, including the ability to be persuasive and present data effectively. Candidates must demonstrate a knowledge of current and emerging digital technologies and services in support of archives and special collections functions, and have experience integrating these technologies into their workflow.
We are seeking a candidate who is self-motivated, and demonstrates strong initiative along with the ability to work independently as well as with others, and one who demonstrates flexibility and calmness in stressful situations. This individual will be a systems thinker, possessing a strong sense of mission and organizational commitment, and superior skills in problem identification, analysis and resolution. Has the ability to lift 40 pound boxes of records.
Certified Archivist, Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) training or certification from the Society of American Archivists, additional advanced degree, and experience with medical archives.
Salary, while negotiable, is commensurate with experience.
A complete job description can be found at https://library.weill.cornell.edu/about-us/staff/career-opportunities-and-internships. Interested parties are encouraged to send a cover letter and CV by November 30, 2017. Please e-mail cover letter and curriculum vitae to email@example.com with “Head, Medical Center Archives” included in the subject line.