(October 2, 2019)
JOB TITLE: Research Archivist
HOURS OF WORK: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM Monday – Friday - Flexible schedule as required
Friends of the New York Transit Museum is hiring an Research Archivist to oversee: research requests made by MTA agencies; outside researchers and press; rights and reproduction invoices and contracts; research for exhibits and public programming; and promotion of collections through social media.
The New York Transit Museum collects, preserves, and presents material relating to the region’s public transportation, past and present, focusing on the agencies of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and their predecessor companies. Established in 1976, the Transit Museum currently holds a collection of archival materials and approximately 8,000 artifacts, including historical vehicles.
ABOUT THE TRANSIT MUSEUM:
The New York Transit Museum is the largest museum in the United States devoted to urban public transportation history, and one of the premier institutions of its kind in the world. The Museum explores the development of the greater New York metropolitan region through the presentation of exhibitions, tours, educational programs, and workshops dealing with the cultural, social, and technological history of public transportation. Since its inception 40 years ago, the Museum, housed in a historic 1936 IND subway station in Downtown Brooklyn, has grown in scope and popularity. As custodian and interpreter of the region's extensive public transportation networks, the Museum strives to share, through its public programs, this rich and vibrant history with local, regional, and international audiences. The Research Archivist position is employed by the Museum’s non-profit affiliate, Friends of the New York Transit Museum.
Salary: Commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes health, dental, and vision.
Qualified individuals interested in this job opening must apply by e-mail. Resume and cover letter should be sent as .doc or PDF to Desiree Alden-Gonzalez, Collections Manager: Desiree.firstname.lastname@example.org. Specify subject as Research Archivist Posting. Due to high volume of applicants, only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.
Submission Deadline: October 16th, 2019
Friends of the New York Transit Museum is an equal opportunity employer.