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  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018 7:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    AfroCROWD Wikimedia Oral History  
    (May 30, 2018)


    Intern to pilot an AfroCROWD Wikimedia Oral History Project aimed at beginning an archive of oral history captures from activists and community members in marginalized ethnic and linguistic communities of African descent, with the intention of making these stories free and accessible to Wikimedia users and useful in the open source context. Applicant should be interested in movements within the African Diaspora and histories of people of African Descent within the American context as well as in the global context.

    [Principal Duties]

    1. Assist in the implementation of oral history project, in processing interviews, and collections management.

    2. Transcribe oral history interviews.

    3. Complete special projects and perform other related duties as assigned

    4. Lead an oral history capture and seminar

    5. Work with AfroCROWD and partners to develop an oral history archiving plan


    Current or recent enrollment as an undergraduate or graduate student in the field of History, English, Oral History, Library Sciences, Communications, Government or a related field, or professional in a similar field. Knowledge of research techniques, methods, and procedures. Ability to operate a variety of office equipment including a personal computer, a scanner, and a variety of computer software. Excellent interpersonal skills. Possession of a valid driver’s license is ideal (role may include minor travel outside of metro area).

    [Supplemental Information]

    Preferred: Graduate student in the field of History, English, Library Sciences, Communications, Oral History, Government or a related field. Experience in working with historic preservation and/or oral history programs. MID JUNE - END OF AUGUST 2018 // 10 - 15 Hours/week (approximate). $800 stipend. Application deadline is June 8th, 2018.

    Interested applicants should contract Sherry Antoine at Sherry Antoine at Sherry@AfroCROWD.org

  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018 9:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Student intern (part time, paid)
    (May 29, 2018)

    This is an exciting opportunity to join HSBC's team of archivists spanning London, New York, Hong Kong and Paris. The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of the unit's activities to capture, preserve and promote the historical archives of HSBC in the US, including legacy firms.


    Under supervision of the US Corporate Archivist, the student intern will provide cataloging and archival processing assistance. Specific duties include:

    clean up of legacy data in archival catalog system

    creating new catalog records as necessary

    digitizing archival records

    assisting with reference requests

    assisting with tours and presentations in the archive

    This is an exciting opportunity for a student to learn cataloging, digitizing, and reference skills in a corporate archives and use cutting edge digital archives technology.

    Knowledge of and proficient use of Microsoft Access, Excel, and Word and cataloging databases in general.

    Knowledge of cataloging standards, metadata and archival description required; familiarity with digitization practices and standards; familiarity with DACs, EAD, MARC or AARCR2 helpful.

    Successful candidate will have experience processing manuscript or organizational papers, writing traditional finding aids and will be comfortable with analog, digital and born digital materials.

    Attention to detail, ability to work in a team as well as autonomously, flexibility to adjust to changing priorities, and the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing is essential. Ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is interested in working on a variety of projects.

    Knowledge of or experience with financial information and collections helpful.

    Enrollment in graduate degree program in Library Science.


    To Apply: Please go to https://hsbc.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en_GB&job=588924&src=JB-10502

  • Saturday, May 26, 2018 9:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Web Archivist
    (May 26, 2018)

    The Web Archivist will provide support for web archiving, accessioning, arrangement and description programs in the Archival Collections Management Department (ACM) located in Knowledge Access and Resource Management Services (KARMS). ACM is a unified archival technical services department that supports NYU’s archival repositories: Fales Library and Special Collections, Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, and the New York University Archives. Under the general supervision of the Librarian for Archival Arrangement & Description, the Web Archivist will accession, process, and describe websites and associated born-digital materials selected by special collections curators. The Web Archivist will also oversee, assure the quality of, and troubleshoot the initial capture of selected websites, and supervise student workers in the ongoing quality control work of web archiving.


    Required Education:

    ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library, archival, or information studies; or Master’s degree in humanities with a concentration in archival studies is required.

    Required Experience:

    Demonstrated understanding of archival theory, practice, and collections, and principles of archival arrangement and description. Demonstrated understanding of archival born-digital collections, including knowledge of audio and video file formats.

    Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

    A high standard of personal and professional integrity. Demonstrated interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. Attention to detail; strong organizational and analytical skills.

    Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

    Demonstrated knowledge of web technologies preferred, including familiarity with Archive-It or other web-archiving tools or services.

    Additional Information

    EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

    Please provide a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references via the online portal: https://uscareers-nyu.icims.com/jobs/4561/web-archivist/job

  • Thursday, May 24, 2018 8:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Archives Research & Processing Fellowship
    (May 24, 2018)

    The New Museum seeks an Archives Research & Processing Fellow to support the processing of records in the New Museum’s collections. The New Museum Archives document the New Museum’s history of presenting groundbreaking exhibitions, performances, public programs and civic initiatives, spanning from its founding in 1977 to the present day. Reporting to the New Museum Archivist, the fellow will assist with all aspects of collections processing, with tasks including:

    • Conducting research to identify records and relationships between record groups.
    • Assisting with the creation of finding aids and container lists.
    • Identifying items in need of preservation intervention.
    • Cataloging and re-housing photographic materials.
    • Identifying subjects and events in archival photographs.
    • Recommending items for digitization.
    • Assisting with digitization workflows, as needed.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Graduate coursework in Art History or Library/Archival Science. Must be currently enrolled student, or starting in Fall 2018.
    • Experience performing archival research and familiarity with handling of archival photos and documents.
    • Background in art history, particularly contemporary art and performance.
    • Experience arranging, describing, and rehousing archival collections, highly desirable.
    • Familiarity with preventative conservation and its application within archival collections.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced production environment and make workflow changes on the fly.
    • Experience cataloging in a content management system or OPAC, especially Collective Access.
    • Familiarity with digitization specifications and media formats.
    • Editorial and academic writing/publishing experience, a plus. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, also a plus.

    Application reviews will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. This is a temporary 8-12 month position. Applicants who are selected for the position are expected to keep regular weekly hours, to be negotiated in advance with the Archivist, and will be paid with a monthly stipend. Course credit may be arranged.

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter, list of three references, and current resume with links to portfolios and writings to archive@newmuseum.org with subject line “Archives Research Fellowship”. Professional and academic letters of recommendation are welcome, and may be sent separately.

  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 9:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Oral History Project Archivist  
    (May 22, 2018)

    Brooklyn Historical Society seeks an Oral History Project Archivist to process and describe a new oral history collection of roughly 50 interviews. Reporting to the Managing Director of Library & Archives and working closely with the Oral Historian, the successful candidate will be responsible for processing and describing the Muslims in Brooklyn oral history collection according to established project procedures and best practices for in-house and online access.

    Muslims in Brooklyn is a two-year, public history project to amplify stories of Brooklyn’s diverse Muslim communities. For well over a century, Muslims have lived, worked, and prayed in Brooklyn, making it a major center of Muslim life for NYC and the nation. As such, the histories and experiences of Brooklyn’s Muslim communities hold great resonance for national conversations on religious diversity and pluralism. Over the course of this project, BHS will produce the following: a collection of oral histories and primary source records, a web-based educational curriculum, Educational programs, an arts-focused exhibition, dynamic public programming, dedicated segments in BHS’s Flatbush + Main podcast series, and a comprehensive publication. Together, these elements will provide learning experiences, challenge assumptions, and promote understanding about Brooklyn's rich ethnic and religious heritage.

    Using ArchivesSpace to create EAD finding aids according the standards set forth in BHS’s oral history and archival processing manuals, the Archivist will be responsible for exporting that descriptive record from ASpace to BHS’s online oral history portal. Each interview will be described at the interview-level within ASpace using archival standards for description and subject access, and synced using the Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS). The archivist will also be responsible for updating and maintaining procedures and policies; and additional responsibilities may include supervising of two oral history interns, and supporting reference services during the library’s open hours, including at least 1 Saturday per quarter.


    • Audit audio recordings and review transcripts.
    • Complete synchronization of audio recordings to transcripts/indices using Oral

    History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS) tool.

    • Create a finding aid and publish to NYU Finding Aid Portal.
    • Manipulate item-level catalog records in order to import into Oral History Portal.


    • Masters in Library and Information Science, or equivalent degree, with a

    specialization in archival studies and audio/visual materials.

    • Previous experience working with CMS and ILS systems; familiarity with WordPress

    content management systems; experience specifically with ArchivesSpace.

    • Familiarity with MARC and EAD; AACR2 and DACS; and with the use and

    application of standardized vocabularies.

    • Experience working with digital assets, specifically audio and video.
    • Familiarity with new archival and digital humanities technology such as OHMS. Ability to work in library stacks in cold temperatures (60-65 degrees Fahrenheit) for up to an eight-hour workday, three days a week.
    • Strong organization and time-management skills; attention to accuracy and detail is essential.
    • Effective oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and to ensure that work is

    accomplished in a timely and accurate manner Preferred qualifications

    • 2-3 years post-MLS archival processing and description experience, including an understanding of pragmatic and efficient processing procedures.
    • Familiarity and/or interest in histories of Brooklyn neighborhoods, New York City, and / or the histories of Muslims in Brooklyn.
    • Knowledge of oral history best practices; familiarity with OHMS.


    Dependent upon qualifications and experience. Position is a 5-month, grant-funded, part- time position (29 hours/week @ $25/hour).

    To Apply

    Please email a cover letter, resume, and salary requirement to library@brooklynhistory.org with a subject line of Oral History Processing Archivist [last name]. Applications will be reviewed immediately. No phone calls please.

    About Brooklyn Historical Society

    Founded in 1863, Brooklyn Historical Society is a nationally-recognized urban history center dedicated to preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn's extraordinary and complex history. BHS is a vibrant museum, a world-renowned research library, a cutting-edge education center, and a hub for community dialogue. Located in a landmark 1881 building designed by architect George Browne Post, BHS welcomes both residents and visitors from around the world to learn about Brooklyn’s past, present, and future.

    For more information on our oral history collections, visit


    Brooklyn Historical Society is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

    Brooklyn Historical Society is dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, the presence of any mental, physical, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law.

  • Thursday, May 10, 2018 9:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Project Assistant Photo Archivist 
    (May 10, 2018)

    The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City. It serves the people of New York and visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections.

    The Museum seeks a full-time temporary Assistant Photo Archivist for a twelve-month, grant funded position to process, catalog, and evaluate over 2,200 photography assignments captured by over 40 different photographers for LOOK Magazine. The position directly reports to the Curator of Prints and Photographs and Collections Access Archivist.


    • Working from existing descriptive job worksheets for each assignment, create assignment-level catalog records in the Museum’s Collections Management System (CMS), MuseumPlus, following the Museum’s local cataloging manual and using a standard lexicon.
    • Using data exported from newly created records in CMS, write a DACS compliant finding aid for the LOOK Collection.
    • Develop criteria and organize a worksheet for evaluating assignments for quality, mission fit, and humanities significance, in order to establish future digitization priorities.
    • Hire and oversee a part-time temporary Digital Imaging Assistant, who will be scanning a representative 5% of each assignment, and several interns.
    • Verify intern research on photographer biographical and copyright information, and create photographer records in the CMS.
    • Adhere to strict schedule and meet monthly milestones for processing and cataloging.


    • Master’s degree in Information and Library Science, with a specific focus in Archival Studies.
    • Minimum 1-year post-graduate experience processing archival collections and writing finding aids.
    • Previous experience handling photographic materials, especially flexible film.
    • Familiarity to Cataloging Cultural Objects (CCO) data content standard, Describing Archives, a Content Standard (DACS), Library of Congress Name and Subject Authorities, and Getty Research Institute vocabularies.
    • Knowledge or demonstrated interest in New York City during the mid-20th century, and photography.
    • Previous experience working with collections management systems such as MuseumPlus, TMS, or PastPerfect.
    • Demonstrated attention to detail, highly organized, and ability to work collaboratively


    As the position is grant funded, the annual salary is not negotiable. The position is full time, for one year, and includes full-time staff benefits.


    Please email your resume and cover letter to the Museum of the City of New York, Attention: Human Resources Department to jobs@mcny.org.

    To be considered, please include PROJECT ASSISTANT PHOTO ARCHIVIST

    within the subject line of your email.

    The Museum of the City of New York is committed to fostering a collaborative and respectful work environment with a staff as diverse as New York City and the audiences who are curious about learning more about its history and engaging in contemporary urban issues. Our staff members are dedicated to working towards a common goal: creating the most dynamic and inspiring city museum in the world.

    The Museum of the City of New York is an equal opportunity employer. As such, the museum provides equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants without unlawful discrimination with respect to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identification, marital status, military status or veteran, national origin, political association, political/personal convictions, predisposing genetic characteristics, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, geographic location, philosophies, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws, in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, promotion, demotion, transfer, lay-off, and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. All employment-related decisions are based solely on relevant criteria including training, experience, and suitability.

  • Thursday, May 10, 2018 8:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    (May 10, 2018)





    BASE SALARY: $ 64,367 + LOCATION PAY $4,000


    QUALIFICATIONS: One year in the Court Analyst title; or Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university and two (2) years of relevant experience; or Master's degree from an accredited college or university and one (1) year of relevant experience; or An equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference will be given to candidates with a degree in Library Science, Archival Science, or a related field.


    Under supervision, Senior Court Analysts work individually or as team leaders, on projects that involve research and confidential analysis, planning and other related work in one or more of the following areas: budget development and court finance; personnel administration; resource allocation; and court system management and administration. As team leaders, Senior Court Analysts supervise Junior Court Analysts and Court Analysts assigned to field or research projects of narrow scope.

    ASSIGNMENT: This position will be assigned to the Division of Professional and Court Services' Office of Records Management. The candidate must be able to provide logical and consistent guidance to others on how to develop procedures to ensure the effectiveness and continuity of a court records management program.Special consideration will be given to applicants with prior records management experience and a practical understanding of the technical nature of electronic records. The ability to work independently, to present coherent oral and written proposals, and to develop and conduct training programs are critical components of the position. Successful applicants will manage significant records management projects focused on any aspect of the field, including retention, electronic records, process improvement, records inventory, disaster recovery, and archives. Statewide travel will be required.

    GENERAL INFORMATION: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by persons assigned to this title. They do not include all job duties performed by employees in the title, and every position does not necessarily require these duties. Although a position is available and situated at a specific location, the appointee may be subject to reassignment to any position in the same title in this promotion unit dependent upon the needs of the Unified Court System. All applications received from this announcement may be used to fill any vacancies in this title that may occur in this court or agency within the next six (6) months. Position(s) available at the present time: 1 .

    APPLICATION PROCEDURES: All interested persons meeting the minimum qualifications are encouraged to submit a UCS-5 Application for Employment form (obtainable from any administrative office in a court building or on the web at www.nycourts.gov/careers/UCS5.pdf) and a resume and a letter of application by email to orm@nycourts.gov or by mail to:





    NEW YORK, NY 10004


    POSTING DATE: May 2, 2018


  • Tuesday, May 08, 2018 6:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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:

    • Arrange or oversee arrangement of archival records in accordance with accepted archival standards. Describe or oversee description of archival collections according to archival standards in the repository’s collections management database and publish EAD-encoded finding aids on the web. Assign processing tasks to Assistant Archivist and supervise their work.
    • Ensure completion of collections management and control activities, including collections assessment, coordinating preservation and reformatting activities with appropriate library departments, and collecting workflow, use, and other statistics about the collections. Assign routine collection management tasks to Assistant Archivist and graduate students, and supervise their work.
    • Collaborate with colleagues in Preservation Department to ensure proper handling and housing for collections. Identify preservation needs and priorities for materials in all formats during processing work and consult with Conservator for recommendations on treatment. Collaborate with colleagues in Digital Library and Technology Services to ensure timely and accurate transfer of materials to and from both in-house and vendor digitization facilities. Maintain tracking and documentation of flow of material between ACM, Preservation, and digitization queues.

    At the Division of Libraries, we are proud of our organizational culture and we are committed to building and sustaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization that supports a sense of belonging for the staff and communities we serve. For more about our values, see http://library.nyu.edu/about/general/values/



    • Master’s degree in US History, Library & Information Science, or Archival Studies, required.
    • Minimum 2 years of experience in arranging and describing archival collections, preferably in an archive or special collections in an academic or research library setting.
    • Demonstrated expertise in archival theory and practice; minimum of two years of experience applying this expertise in description and processing work, including applying minimal and basic processing strategies; two years of experience showing mastery in the use and application of DACS, ISAD (G), EAD, ISAAR-CPF, EAC-CPF, MODS, METS, MARC, LCSH, LCNA, AACR2, RDA, and other library and archival descriptive and content standards.
    • Minimum two years of experience in the expert use, maintenance, and support of automated archival collections management systems (Archivist’s Toolkit and its successor ArchivesSpace). Knowledge of basic preservation and conservation issues as they relate to archival collections. Knowledge of rights administration and management issues for archival collections.
    • Superior written and verbal communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work collegially within and across organizations; great attention to detail; demonstrated ability to manage time and tasks and complete projects in a timely manner.


    • Knowledge of project management tools and methods.
    • Strong working knowledge of EAD and XML, including experience with XML schemas and the use of XML editors and the manipulation of metadata across systems and platforms, highly preferred.
    • Experience supervising or overseeing the work of students, volunteers, or other archivists, preferred.
    • Subject expertise in colonial era American history is preferred.

    NYU Libraries: NYU is one of the larger members of the Association of Research Libraries, with 319 FTE staff, 63 of whom are faculty librarians. Librarians responded to 97,000 reference queries in the last year, including via 24-hour cross-globe virtual reference. Librarians reached 20,000 attendees through instructional sessions, and thousands more through orientations and similar events. The Libraries serves a large and diverse population of 40,000 students and faculty across 18 schools and colleges-- including, for example, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Tisch School of the Arts, the Stern School of Business, the Meyer College of Nursing, the Wagner School of Public Administration, NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai, etc.-- and from every U.S. state and more than 133 countries. NYU is one of the largest private universities in the U. S., and is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the HathiTrust, the Manhattan Research Libraries Initiative, the Research Libraries Group Partnership of OCLC, the Digital Preservation Network, and the Digital Library Federation, as well as regional resource sharing consortia. The Libraries also provides an integrated library management system for the Research Library Association of South Manhattan, a consortium that includes New School and Cooper Union. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to https://s3.amazonaws.com/nyulibraries-www-assets/nyu-libraries-strategic-plan.pdf

    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.

    EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

  • Monday, May 07, 2018 7:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Archives Intern
    (May 7, 2018)

    Gagosian is looking for a current or recent library student with a background in archives and records management who has a demonstrated interest in contemporary art and curatorial history.

    The successful candidate will have the opportunity to assist in the organization and cataloging of the gallery’s archival collection. The project will involve the creation of records for non-book items.

    The preferred candidate is a motivated problem solver with an interest in archives. Applicants should have some practical experience with the foundations of a special collections library; knowledge of archival practice and collections management, and familiarity with the handling of rare materials, is a plus. The intern will have strong organizational skills and attention to detail, and will feel comfortable working semi-independently with library materials. Ability to work in a Windows environment and across a range of computer platforms is required. Knowledge of contemporary art history is desirable but not required.


    Currently or recently enrolled in a library or information science program.

    Coursework and experience in archiving.

    Experience with cataloging and/or collections processing.

    Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

    Excellent communication and time management skills.

    Ability to work independently and take direction; willingness to ask questions.

    Ability to work with foreign language materials.

    Potential Responsibilities

    Perform copy-cataloguing of archival material.

    Create records for unique items with the guidance of an experienced cataloguer.

    This is a paid internship ($13/hr) and would be under the direct supervision of the gallery Archivist

    To Apply: Please submit a cover letter; resume; and copy of a published finding aid to 555library@gagosian.com

  • Monday, May 07, 2018 6:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Digital Archivist (Short-term project)
    (May 7, 2018)

    The Winthrop Group’s Information & Archival Services Division has an immediate opening for a Digital Archivist to undertake a 2-month, full-time project with one of Winthrop’s clients based in New York City. Reporting to a Lead Archivist, the Digital Archivist will oversee the inventorying of digital assets and the development of metadata standards and standardization of existing metadata. The project requires substantial experience processing or inventorying digital records and is not suitable for individuals without this background.

    Major tasks and responsibilities:

    Assessing digital records stored on a variety of media/formats

    Developing metadata standards and standardizing extant metadata

    Inventorying digital assets

    Writing series descriptions

    Required qualifications:

    MLS/MLIS with a concentration in archives

    Minimum of two to three years work in an archival setting

    Demonstrated experience in surveying and processing digital assets

    Knowledge of digital archives theory and practice, including standards, best practices and technologies for managing digitized and born-digital materials


    Excellent written and oral communication skills

    Ability to interact well and cooperate with colleagues

    Preferred qualifications:

    Experience working in an institutional or corporate archives

    Relevant coursework and/or Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) certificate

    Familiarity with varying digital formats and types of metadata

    Proficiency in using collection management systems


    Competitive rate based on experience and qualifications.

    Contact Information:

    Please send a resume; brief description of relevant experience; and a list of at least three references including names, titles, email addresses, and telephone numbers to Sam Markham, at smarkham@winthropgroup.com

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