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Monday, August 05, 2019 9:50 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

Position Title Barnard Archives and Special Collections 2019 Fellowship: Archives Processing and Outreach

(August 5, 2019)

Type of Position Administrative

Job Function

The Barnard Archives and Special Collections offers fellowships working under the supervision of the Associate Director of the Archives and Special Collections. This year, the Archives Processing and Outreach Fellow will gain hands-on experience in an academic institutional archives and special collections. Material types that the Archives Fellow may work with include institutional papers, manuscripts, photographs, A/V, and born-digital collections inclusive of web archives.

Department Library - Archives

Reports to Title Associate Director of Archives and Special Collections

Full or Part Time Part Time

Number Of Months 10

Work Schedule

10 hours a week for 34 weeks during the academic year (September 2019-April 2020)

Position End Date (if temporary) 06/30/2020

Posting Number 2019-01477-AS

Position Summary Information

Essential Duties Summary

Collections management and processing work may include:

-paper and digital processing

-assisting on revision of processing workflows documentation

-legacy data cleanup

Outreach work may include:

-curricular planning

-work with student groups


As part of this work, the Archives Fellow may expect to arrange, describe, accession, and appraise records; digitize collections and create metadata; coordinate and develop instruments for testing usability and accessibility; carry out preservation strategies; and plan and carry out outreach activities.

According to the Specialist’s interests, they may also:

assist with performing research and reference to both onsite and remote researchers

create digital projects

The overall structure of the fellowship will be determined by the fellows in conjunction with the Associate Director of the Barnard Archives. Other duties may be determined in conjunction with the Associate Director. It will be at the discretion of the fellow, with the support and guidance of the Associate Director, to determine what activities within the Barnard Archives are interesting areas for them to explore in terms of their own professional development paths. The Barnard Archives commits to work that is equitable and anti-oppressive, and encourages and supports work which centers voices, knowledge, and memory-making practices historically excluded from the archival record. Our community agreements describe some of the ways in which we are committed to upholding values of inclusivity, privacy, and support.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Preferred demonstrable skills include: desire to work both collaboratively and independently; excellent organizational, research, and communication skills; critical analysis of archives or the archives profession (e.g. bringing a critical race, feminist, disability justice, and/or queer theoretical lens to archival work); and strong attention to detail. We welcome applicants to discuss how these preferred skills have been utilized in areas of their life outside of their professional or academic work.

Required Qualification Summary

Must be currently enrolled in a graduate-level program in archival management, library sciences, or related fields.

Must be available to work weekdays.

Must make commitment to work, on average, 10 hours of work a week, with time off for Winter and Spring vacation. Work schedules are flexible and the position may be extended between 1-2 months as budgets and schedules allow.

Preferred Qualification Summary

Physical Demands Summary

Salary Range $30/hr; may include professional development funding as budgets permit

Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement

Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Barnard does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

Open Date 07/29/2019

Open Until Filled Yes

Additional Information

The Barnard Archives especially encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ people, and individuals from other underrepresented groups. Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community.

The Barnard Archives and Special Collections are comprised of over 450 distinct collections. We document the history of the College and collect special collections materials that relate to broader histories of feminism and dance and advance the mission of the College by collaborating in teaching and learning.

Our offices are accessible to individuals with mobility disabilities. We have bathroom facilities available for all gender identities.

We are open Monday-Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM.

While employed at Barnard, you will be given access to the Library’s resources.

In your cover letter, please describe your professional interests, why you are interested in working with the Barnard Archives and Special Collections, and what you might like to accomplish or learn during the fellowship.

Address your cover letter to Martha Tenney.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents


Cover Letter/Letter of Application


To Apply: Please send Resume and Cover Letter/Letter of Application to mtenney@barnard.edu

questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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