Assistant Research Scholar: Project Processing Archivist
(May 8, 2018)
New York University Libraries seek a skilled and knowledgeable professional for a temporary Project Archivist appointment. This is a one-year appointment. The successful candidate will work as the lead archivist on a grant project to process, preserve, and digitize three collections documenting early New York history, from the colonial era to the mid-19th century, held in the Fales Library and the Tamiment Library and Wagner Labor Archives. The incumbent will survey and process the largest of the three collections, including overseeing the work of an Assistant Archivist. They will also act as Project Manager for the project as a whole, coordinating the flow of collection material between ACM, the conservation lab, and both vendor and in-house digitization facilities.
The position is based in the Archival Collections Management Department (ACM) of Knowledge Access and Resource Management Services (KARMS), a unified archival technical services department supporting NYU’s archival repositories: Fales Library, Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, and New York University Archives.
Under the general supervision of the Librarian for Archival Arrangement and
Description, the incumbent will:
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Knowledge Access and Resource Management Services facilitates the teaching, learning, and research endeavors of the Libraries’ user communities through processes and services in program areas that include library acquisitions, serials and electronic resource management, knowledge access design and development, archival collections management, and metadata production and management. In collaboration with our colleagues in Collections and Research Services, Public Services, Libraries IT Services, and Digital Library Technology Services, KARMS has primary leadership responsibility for knowledge access via the Libraries’ dynamic, integrated discovery and access systems. In addition to serving NYU’s central libraries, institute libraries, and global sites, KARMS provides selected services to Research Library Association of South Manhattan member libraries and other affiliated libraries.
Salary/Benefits: Attractive benefits package including tuition remission and generous time off. Salary commensurate with experience and background.
To Apply: To ensure consideration, submit your resume and letter of application, including the name, address, and telephone number of three references to: https://apply.interfolio.com/49363 Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
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