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Archives of the Archdiocese of New York

Monday, February 05, 2018 9:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Assistant Archivist
(February 5, 2018)

The Archives of the Archdiocese of New York serves as the final repository for the historical records of the Archdiocese, including the papers of 10 former bishops; materials related to various offices and groups within the Archdiocese; records of special events, such as papal visits; and historical materials from the parishes of the Archdiocese. These collections are comprised of correspondence, personal papers, photographs, publications, historical artifacts, audio-visual material, and other items. The mission of the Archives is to document the history of the Archdiocese by collecting and preserving these materials, and making them available to Archdiocesan priests and employees, as well as members of the scholarly community, authors, and other interested persons who seek to evaluate the difference that the Archdiocese had made on the Church and the society as a whole.

Professional Level: 1+ year(s) experience

Direct Supervisor: Archivist of the Archdiocese of New York


Arrange and describe collections of the Archives of the Archdiocese of New York, under the guidance of the Archivist and in accordance with professional archival standards

Assist with research requests from various Diocesan departments and parishes and the general public ranging from institutional research to genealogy

Interact with researchers in a professional, helpful manner

Contribute to the Archives’ online presence, including updating social media accounts and providing information for the website

Work with the Archivist to design and implement at least one new historical exhibit per calendar year to be displayed in the museum space of the Archives, with a corresponding digital exhibit for the Archives’ Omeka site (online)

Participate in outreach and professional development through active participation in professional organizations and conferences

Standards of Performance:

Continue to organize and make available Finding Aids for collections held in the Archdiocese

Promptly respond to all reference requests from parishes and offices within the Archdiocese as well as outside researchers

Open at least one new on-site exhibit per year

Develop yearly goals for the Archives that relate to both its mission and the work of the larger Archdiocese

Oversee the budget for the Archives and the work of all staff

Position Requirements:

Education: Master’s degree in Archival Studies or equivalent required

1+ year(s) in Archives or related field

Driver’s license required

Proficient in MS Office Suite; familiarity with archival terms and software

Ability and willingness to lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs

To Apply: Please send Resume and cover letter to Kate.feighery@archny.org

questions? communications@nycarchivists.org
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