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  • Wednesday, May 24, 2023 7:22 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Archive Intern

    (May 24, 2023)

    Position Title - Archive Intern

    Supervisor Title (All student, intern, and volunteer position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.)- Executive Director (with input/oversight by professional archivist)

    Position Type - Unpaid Internship

    Does this position satisfy requirements for course credits? - Yes

    Hourly wage range - This is an unpaid internship or volunteer position

    The Lar Lubovitch Dance Company (LLDC) is looking for an Archive Intern for summer 2023 and fall/winter 2023-24. Now celebrating its 55th anniversary, the company is looking for someone who is interested in dance archiving and the function of a non-profit arts organization. The Archive Intern will be exposed to extensive historical and operational information on the development and management of the company, as well as gaining significant hands-on experience in many aspects of the archival process. Intern work assignments are tailored individually, but include sorting, indexing and cataloguing portions of the company’s extensive archival holdings, which chart LLDC’s entire history through management files (artistic, production, touring, licensing, marketing, and administration); photographs; reviews and media coverage; promotional materials; and many recordings in many formats (video and audio, analog and digital). This internship will require both independent and collaborative work as well as some general office duties. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, organized, patient, flexible, and motivated. This is perfect for a student looking to learn, grow, and experience the environment of a world-class non-profit arts organization.

    To apply, please send your cover letter, resume, and references to: Richard Caples, Executive Director, at Lubovitch@aol.com.


  • Tuesday, May 16, 2023 7:37 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    PT Archives Assistant 

    (May 16, 2023)

    Position Title - PT Archives Assistant

    Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.) - Archivist

    Position Type - Part-time, term

    Benefits - No

    Hourly wage range - $20 - $25

    The American Kennel Club Library & Archives seeks an Archives Assistant to help grow and maintain our collections on the history and sport of purebred dogs. This collection contains over 1,000 feet of analog archival materials, over 15,000 library volumes, and a variety of other digitized and born-digital assets. The Assistant would work under the supervision of the AKC’s Archivist to ensure the successful management of these collections through a variety of tasks including accessioning, processing, reference, and digital preservation. This position is an excellent opportunity for new career archivists looking to gain experience across a spectrum of practice in a rich and exciting collection. (Full description, including duties & requirements, on our website)

    Apply Online:


  • Tuesday, May 16, 2023 7:33 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Reader Services Librarian

    (May 16, 2023)

    Position Title - Reader Services Librarian

    Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.)- Sherman Fairchild Reading Room

    Position Type - Full-time, permanent

    Benefits - Yes

    Salary Range - $56,000 - $65,000

    Reader Services Librarian

    The Morgan Library & Museum welcomes applications for a full-time Reader Services Librarian. This position enables access to the Morgan’s special and reference collections to foster learning and the exchange of ideas while maintaining the security and safety of the collections. The Reader Services Librarian is responsible for responding to library users’ needs during the day-to-day activities of the Sherman Fairchild Reading Room and facilitating in-depth consultation of the collections in person and remotely for researchers around the globe. This position reports to the Head of Reader Services and works closely and collaboratively with colleagues across the Library and Museum.


    ● Evaluates readers’ requests to consult the collections, acting as a liaison between readers and curatorial staff; coordinates appointments and processes applications

    ● Performs reference desk duties as required and monitors researchers on-site on proper handling of rare collections and reference materials

    ● Retrieves and reshelves rare and reference materials from the vault and reference collection closed stacks; identifies materials for conservation treatment and routes as appropriate

    ● Conducts in-depth research to provide detailed responses via e-mail and telephone to a range of reference inquiries

    ● Instructs readers and staff with the use of the online catalog, finding aids, microfilm scanners, and other equipment; answers questions regarding requests for digital images and orders for photocopies; participate in shifting and other stacks maintenance tasks

    ● Maintains statistical data related to the use of the collections and creates graphs, charts, and/or other visualizations of that data

    ● Other duties as assigned by the department head


    ● ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library, archival or information studies or equivalent experience required; a strong background in the humanities (art history, history, or literature) with a focus on rare books and manuscripts preferred

    ● 3-5 years of previous work experience in a special collections library reading room or other relevant experience desired

    ● Strong organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to sustain close attention to detail; strong oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate with diverse library users and staff

    ● Excellent judgment and awareness of security protocols and procedures

    ● Knowledge of MARC and non-MARC metadata schemas, and LCSH subject headings

    ● Knowledge of national archival standards (i.e.: DACS, EAD, MPLP) desired

    ● Knowledge of Integrated Library Systems (i.e.: Voyager)

    ● Experience working with The Museum System (TMS), desired

    ● Familiarity with a major Western foreign language desired (i.e.: French, German, Italian, or Spanish); other languages, a plus

    ● Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, and Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Drive)

    ● Ability to handle and move heavy books and boxes and wheel carts of books and other collection objects around campus (25-30 lbs.), extensive walking, standing, kneeling, stooping, climbing up stairs and narrow spaces; ability to work for extended periods on a computer, and tolerate moderate levels of dust and odor generated during normal collection management activities, movement of objects, and cleaning

    Please note that due to the high volume of applicants, we can only contact candidates whose skills and backgrounds best fit our needs.


    Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at rrjob@themorgan.org.

  • Tuesday, May 16, 2023 7:22 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Digital Projects Specialist

    (May 16, 2023)

    Position Title - Digital Projects Specialist

    Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.) - Digital Preservation Manager

    Position Type - Full-time, permanent

    Benefits - Yes

    Salary Range - $45,000 - $55,000

    The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, a growing educational and cultural organization with the world’s foremost archives and library devoted to the history and culture of East European Jewry, seeks a full-time digital projects specialist to join its Digital Lab. The Digital Lab ensures the long-term accessibility and preservation of YIVO library and archive materials. The Lab primarily works on digitization and post-digitization phases of archival projects, ingesting upwards of half a million digital objects into their DAMS each year. The Lab also supports digital projects across the entire organization.

    Reporting to the Digital Lab Manager, the Digital Projects Specialist works on all digitization and ingest phases of projects. This is an on-site position.

    Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

    Digital capture of library and archival materials according to current digital preservation standards.

    Perform postproduction on digital objects, including adding metadata and filenames

    Perform quality assurance on digitized materials

    Ingest digitized materials into DAMS system

    Track and report digitization progress on shared Google spreadsheets

    Keep current with trends and developments in the field of digital preservation.

    Basic equipment maintenance and troubleshooting

    Qualifications & Experience:

    Minimum of 2 years’ experience digitizing paper materials for preservation

    Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, including Lightroom and Photoshop.

    Knowledge and understanding of digital image file parameters, including bit depth, color profiles, resolution, compression, image size, and formats

    Ability to learn new technical skills in the context of digital preservation

    Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

    Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team

    Demonstrated ability to meet project deadlines

    Excellent oral and written communication skills

    Preferred Qualifications

    — Interest in the history and culture of East European Jewry

    — Language proficiency in Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian, and/or Polish

    — Previous experience working in library or archives settings

    — Previous experience with photography and camera equipment

    — Familiarity working with archival collections as a curator or researcher

    Additional Information:

    Salary: $50,000 to $57,500, commensurate with experience

    Benefits Package: Medical, Dental, Life, LTD, Pension, Paid time off, Sick leave

    Position Type: Full-Time

    To Apply:

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Devora Geller, Digital Preservation Manager, at dgeller@yivo.org by May 31, 2023.

    Please include “Digital Projects Specialist” in the subject heading of the email.


  • Monday, May 15, 2023 9:33 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Head of Archives & Special Collections 

    (May 15, 2023)

    Position Title - Head of Archives & Special Collections

    Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.) - Associate University Librarian for Collections & Discovery

    Position Type - Full-time, permanent

    Benefits - Yes

    Salary Range - $86,000 - $95,000

    Head of Archives & Special Collections

    The UConn Library seeks an innovative and knowledgeable Head of Archives & Special Collections to support and advance research, teaching, and learning through the development and stewardship of the Library’s unique and distinct collections. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Collections & Discovery, the Head of Archives & Special Collections provides direction and leadership for the unit and develops cooperative and collaborative partnerships across the libraries, University, and external organizations that work to extend the reach of our collections and address the major issues facing archives & special collections in the current era. The successful candidate will create and promote innovation and change while respecting the principles and best practices of the profession, articulating this vision to internal and external stakeholders.

    As an active member of the Library’s Collections & Discovery area and guided by our Strategic Framework of Connect, Empower, and Engage, the successful candidate will contribute to the advancement of the Library through collaboration and relationship-building and demonstrate excellent leadership, communication, professional judgment, and decision-making practices while clearly demonstrating the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and justice in daily responsibilities. Along with all UConn Library personnel, the Head of Archives & Special Collections will demonstrate respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University and will exemplify the UConn Library values of kindness and trust, curiosity and inquiry, equity and inclusion, and having fun.

    Appointment and Application Terms

    This is a full-time position based on the UConn’s main campus in Storrs, Connecticut. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. Salary and rank are dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience.

    Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/, Staff Positions, Search #497486, to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Candidates must address in their cover letter and/or resume how their candidacy meets the position responsibilities, minimum qualifications, and preferred qualifications (if applicable). Incomplete applications will not be considered. Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to ellen.silbermann@uconn.edu.


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