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  • Monday, September 09, 2019 8:46 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Reference Services Librarian & Instructional Coordinator 

    (September 9, 2019)

    The Center for Jewish History seeks a full-time professional librarian to assist researchers in the Lillian Goldman Reading Room and to help coordinate the Center’s academic outreach. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in special collections, reference, and outreach, with an emphasis on primary source literacy and collection-based instruction.

    The Center for Jewish History provides a collaborative home for five partner organizations: American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. The partners’ archives comprise the world’s largest and most comprehensive archive of the modern Jewish experience outside of Israel. The successful applicant will join a dynamic team of forward-thinking and professionally engaged Center staff who provide access-oriented services for the collections held by the five partner institutions.

    The Reference Services Librarian & Instructional Coordinator will report to both the Senior Manager for Public Services and the Director of Academic Programs. As a member of the Reading Room team, the Reference Services Librarian will provide a high standard of patron service and ensure the seamless delivery to researchers of the rich physical and digital holdings of the five Partner institutions. As Instructional Coordinator, this staff member will assist with the development and implementation of innovative pedagogical programs and lesson plans that draw upon the partners’ unique historical collections, helping to coordinate teacher training workshops, school visits, and collaborations with local colleges and universities.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Learning all aspects of reference services at CJH, including finding aids, digital collections, electronic resources, and Aeon, a special collections workflow software.
    • Greeting and supervising researchers in the Reading Room.
    • Disseminating and enforcing Reading Room and partner policies and procedures.
    • Assisting patrons with research.
    • Providing instruction in the handling of archival, manuscript, and rare materials.
    • Paging material from the stacks.
    • Utilizing archival collections to assist in the development of K-12 curricula.
    • Curating online educational resources.
    • Managing outreach efforts and professional development workshops for K-12 educators.
    • Designing and co-leading collection-based instructional sessions for K-12, undergraduate, and graduate students.

    Required qualifications:

    • Masters in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited library school, or similar graduate-level training, such as archival science.
    • Comfortable interacting with the public and presenting to groups.
    • Organized and detail-oriented.
    • Ability to work flexibly, independently, and collaboratively in a complex organizational environment comprised of diverse constituencies.
    • Capacity to communicate effectively and diplomatically, both verbally and in writing.

    Preferred qualifications:

    • Experience or coursework in special collections.
    • Experience or coursework in instruction and/or curriculum development, including Common Core standards.
    • Background in Jewish history.
    • Reading knowledge of Yiddish, German, Hebrew, Russian, or other relevant languages.

    Company Benefits:

    • 15-21 Federal and religious holidays off each year in addition to generous vacation, sick, and personal days.
    • Full health benefits (medical, dental and vision) with minimal employee contributions.
    • Free Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability coverage.
    • Flexible Spending Account and Commuter Benefits.
    • Tuition reimbursement.
    • Generous 403b retirement benefits.

    Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send cover letter, resume, and three references to Lauren Gilbert, Senior Manager for Public Services, at lgilbert@cjh.org. No phone calls please.

    The Center for Jewish History is committed to diversity and inclusion. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are especially encouraged to apply.

  • Wednesday, September 04, 2019 7:26 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)


    (September 4, 2019)


    Background and History

    In December 2019, the Jackie Robinson Museum will open under the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF), a public, not-for-profit national organization founded by Rachel Robinson in 1973 as a vehicle to perpetuate the memory of Jackie Robinson and his achievements. The museum will chronicle Robinson’s trailblazing accomplishments against the backdrop of United States history, from his birth in 1919 to today. Museum visitors will explore key moments of his life through narrative, interactives, media, and artifacts. Invoking Robinson’s role as a champion for social and economic equality, the museum’s programming will serve as a catalyst for dialogue on today’s social issues.

    The museum seeks a full-time Archivist with specialization in Oral History to organize and process drawings, photographs, archival documents, and oral histories for the museum collection. Under the direction of the Curator, the Archivist will serve as a steward of the Museum’s oral history collection, recording, editing, preserving, maintaining, tracking, administering, and making the oral history collection accessible to staff and the public. The Archivist will actively support the use of oral histories and oral history practice in Museum exhibitions, educational initiatives, on the museum website, public programs, partnerships, and other venues and initiatives.

    Essential Functions

    • Demonstrate understanding of archival collections and principles of arrangement and description through a completed finding aid or other description tool.
    • Familiarity with MARC and EAD; AACR2 and DACS; and with the use and application of standardized vocabularies.
    • Organize, assess for condition, assigning unique numbers, cross-annotate, label, catalog, re-house, and create EAD Finding aids for all collection materials.
    • Provide research support to the Curator.
    • In coordination with the curator, conduct oral history interviews in accordance with best practices, including preparatory research, outreach and follow-up, scheduling, securing signed release forms, recording, uploading recordings and release forms to the Museum electronic data storage system, summarizing or digesting salient points, transcribing or supervising transcripts, and working with Museum staff to catalog interviews in accordance with Museum terminology and protocols.
    • Work with the collections staff to maintain and develop policies and procedures to support the Oral History Program and guide its future direction.
    • Develop and implement an online format of the Museum’s Oral History collection and delivery system to make recordings and descriptive information accessible on the Museum’s website
    • Create edited segments of recorded interviews as needed, particularly for Museum exhibition and online uses.
    • Provide summary descriptions of, and accurate statistical information regarding, interviews conducted each month, quarter, year, and total to date, for the Museum’s staff.
    • Be highly knowledgeable and demonstrably proficient in using audio recording and editing technology and stay abreast of new developments in the field; evaluate and recommend new equipment, software, storage and other tools.
    • Must be able to lift forty-pound boxes of materials.


    • MA with a specialization or interest in oral history, public history, museum studies, material culture, or related field preferred. Equivalent experience or MA in progress will be considered.
    • Knowledge of oral history professional practice, methodology, theory, and ethics particularly as applied in museum functions.
    • Experience with audio recording, editing and transcription technology, equipment, and software; proficiency in audio editing.
    • Proficiency in using MS Office, Word, Excel, and Outlook.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Highly organized and detail oriented.
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively across all departments at the

    Jackie Robinson Museum.

    • Some travel and evening and weekend hours will be required.


    The salary range is $60,000-$70,000. The benefits package includes comprehensive health insurance, including dental and a vacation and personal days off allowance. This position will be filled as soon as possible and will require some weekend and evening work.

    How do you apply?

    Email a cover letter, resume, and a sample of materials with an explanation of how they showcase your ability to perform the described responsibilities to museum@jackierobinson.org. Include “Archivist” in the subject line.

    This organization is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.

  • Wednesday, September 04, 2019 7:17 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    P/T Assistant Archivist 

    (September 4, 2019)

    The Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America is seeking a part — time assistant archivist (20 hours P/W) to help support the archival mission of the Diocese.


    Process & Inventory the Collections

    Rehouse the Collections

    Create Finding Aids

    Prepare Documents to be sent for Digitization


    Degree from an accredited University

    1+ Year Experience


    Ability to speak Armenian

    To Apply: Please send Resume, Cover Letter, and Three References to afoldes@armeniandiocese.org

  • Tuesday, September 03, 2019 7:50 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Facility Manager

    (September 3, 2019)

    Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners is seeking a part-time Facility Manager.

    Our firm was founded in 1986 on Central Park South in Manhattan, where we still work today. The office is a lively and exciting environment. This is an opportunity to oversee the upkeep of our studio, including equipment maintenance, overseeing general repairs and managing models and samples. The Facilities Manager will report to the Studio Manager.

    Our ideal candidate must be tidy, organized and the ability to move heavier material samples. The ability to do small repairs is a plus, but not necessary.

    The reason why we are seeking an archivist background is that the materials are in fact kept for archival purposes as part of our reference library. We are aiming for a more accurate accounting of our material library within the office for project architects and managers to refer back to with ease. Due to the high volume of work in the office, this role is to provide regular maintenance and develop a system for organized storage.

    This is a part-time hourly position to start immediately. Specific hours can be determined, but looking for roughly 2-3 days per week, 12 hours in total. Additional information on our firm and the work we do can be found at www.twbta.com. Applicants should send a letter of interest, resume and any questions to mail@twbta.com.

    Deadline for applications is October 4th.

  • Friday, August 30, 2019 10:08 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Project Archivist, Women’s Sports Collections (2-year, full-time, grant-funded position) 

    (August 30, 2019)

    New-York Historical recently acquired two major collections concerning women’s history generally and women’s sports in particular: the papers of tennis champion and social justice activist Billie Jean King and the records of the Women’s Sports Foundation. Billie Jean King’s papers include about 60 linear feet of photographs, ephemera, and other materials documenting her tennis career and her varied activities to advance gender equality, gay rights, and other social justice causes. Totaling about 600 linear feet of documents, posters, photographs, videotapes and other materials, the records of the Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF), co-founded by King in 1974, chronicle the organization’s mission to address the inequities regarding women’s access to sports while promoting participation generally.

    The New-York Historical Society Library is seeking an experienced Project Archivist to work on a 2-year project to process the Billie Jean King and Women’s Sports Foundation collections in order to make them accessible to researchers and the general public. Beginning with the King Papers, all processing will take place at the Project Archivist’s worksite, New-York Historical’s Central Park West building. Most of the material is stored at an offsite location, so a key responsibility of the archivist will be working with N-YHS’s collections managers to coordinate the shipment of material to and from that location in support of the processing project.

    To learn more about this opportunity and for instructions on how to apply, please visit the career page posting on the New-York Historical society's website.


    Send cover letter, resume, the names and contact information of three references, and a finding aid writing sample (or a link to an on-line sample) to resumes@nyhistory.org. In the subject line please reference the specific job title to ensure your resume is forwarded properly.

  • Tuesday, August 27, 2019 7:47 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Archives Assistant

    (August 27, 2019)

    Archives Assistant


    Up to 28 hours/week. Compensation is $25.00/hour.

    Temporary, anticipated up to 1 years.


    The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of more than 1,400 works of art from the ninth to the nineteenth centuries, displayed in the intimate surroundings of the former home of Pittsburgh industrialist Henry Clay Frick. The residence is one of New York City’s few remaining Gilded Age mansions. The Collection with its furnishings and works of art has been open to the public since 1935 and has continued to acquire works of art since Mr. Frick’s death. Adjacent to the museum is The Frick Art Reference Library, an internationally-recognized research library that serves as one of the most complete resources for the study of Western art. Founded in 1920 by Helen Clay Frick as a memorial to her father, the Library today holds more than one million study photographs, 360,000 books and periodicals, and 100,000 auction catalogs. Today it is one of the leading institutions for research in the fields of art history and collecting and is open to interested individuals from all over the world. Along with special exhibitions and an acclaimed concert series, the Frick offers a wide range of lectures, symposia, and education programs that foster a deeper appreciation of its permanent collection.

    Position Summary

    Major responsibility of this position is assisting the Archives staff in preparing the archival collections for a move to off-site storage. Rehouse, organize and interfile archival material, create collection- and item-level inventories, and label and barcode boxes. The person in this position may also assist with reference queries, administrative duties, and other archival projects as needed. Frequent lifting to the waist of boxes weighing up to forty pounds.


    Undergraduate degree required. Additional consideration will be given to candidates possessing a Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science or enrolled in a Master’s Degree program with an archival component. Previous experience in an archival setting is desired, as is general knowledge of current trends and emerging technologies in libraries and archives. Candidates should be able to work both independently and collaboratively with other team members. Knowledge of Word and Excel required.

    Benefits in Employment with the Frick Collection

    All employees of the Frick Collection may access free or discounted admission to most of New York’s finest museums. Additionally, we provide employees and volunteers with a discount on Museum Shop purchases and an on-site discounted employee dining service. Part-time employees are also eligible to accrue sick leave in accordance with the New York City Earned Sick Time Act. The Frick Collection offers a beautiful and pleasant work setting and an excellent opportunity to appreciate some of the world’s finest works of art.

    Application Process

    To apply, please send cover letter and resume to:

    Chief, Archives and Records Management

    jobs@frick.org (Include “Archives Assistant” in subject line of email.)

    The Frick Collection 1 East 70th Street

    New York, NY 10021

    No phone calls, please.

    Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principal at The Collection, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, alienage or citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, military status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other protected characteristic as established by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.

  • Monday, August 26, 2019 9:54 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    PT Licensing Assistant 

    (August 26, 2019)

    The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is seeking a part-time licensing assistant to help with managing requests for commercial and editorial usage of the Guggenheim Museum’s building, exhibition and collections imagery. This individual will assist with contract preparation and handle requests for use of images from a range of organizations and individuals including publishers, museums, artists, scholars, marketing agencies, and others. The position will be two days per week for a total of 16 hours weekly.

    Founded in 1937, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of art, architecture, and other manifestations of visual culture, primarily of the modern and contemporary periods. The Guggenheim realizes this mission through exceptional exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications. The Guggenheim strives to engage and educate an increasingly diverse international audience through its unique network of museums and partnerships. With nearly three million annual visitors worldwide, the Guggenheim and its network is one of the most visited cultural institutions in the world.


    Key Responsibilities:

    • Assists in preparation of contracts for commercial and editorial usage of building, exhibition and collection imagery to be licensed to trade publishers, museums, artists and scholars. This includes: writing and monitoring email correspondence, invoicing, enforcing reproduction policy, reviewing color proofs and credit lines.
    • Assists in day-to-day operations of the museum’s trade and editorial licensing business including: answering requests through licensing e-mail address, handling both unsolicited requests for trademark use and advertising campaigns, ensure contract preparation in a timely fashion.
    • Conducts photo research within the museum’s image archives and digital asset management system.
    • Maintains records of signed contracts and payments. Produces monthly reports on Licensing activity.
    • Interacts with Curatorial, Registrar, External Affairs, Library & Archives, Retail, Development and Special Events departments to coordinate licensing requests.

    Education, Qualifications and Requirements

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies, Business Administration or Library Science or similar
    • Beginning knowledge of the print and online publishing industry
    • Beginning knowledge of intellectual property, copyright and trademarks
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Superior organizational skills and follow through
    • Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Bridge, Word, Excel

    The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

    To Apply: Please go to https://theapplicantmanager.com/jobs?pos=NY196

  • Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:26 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Jewish Institutional Ledgers Project Cataloger

    (August 24, 2019)

    Cornell University Academic Position Announcement:

    Jewish Institutional Ledgers Project Cataloger

    Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library

    (Project-based Academic Term Appointment)

    Cornell University Library is seeking a librarian for the position of Jewish Institutional Ledgers Project Cataloger.

    Under the direction of the Rare Materials Cataloging Coordinator and in consultation with the Selector for Jewish Studies, the Jewish Institutional Ledgers Project Cataloger creates bibliographic description of a collection of pinkesim (ledgers) from early-twentieth century immigrant Jewish community organizations. This effort entails the creation of MARC metadata using current content standards (e.g.: DCRM) and controlled vocabularies (e.g.: LCNAF).

    These 318 ledgers are primary sources of information for research on the Jewish immigrant experience before World War II. Financial records occupy significant space in these ledgers, recording individual contributions, community expenditures, and free loans. Extensive texts of meeting minutes and other documentation give witness to the use of Yiddish, and sometimes German and English, to record administrative and social aspects of community life.

    Key Opportunities:

    - Deeply engage with primary source materials from early-twentieth century Jewish immigrant communities

    - Provide user-focused description for a collection of bound manuscripts, a rewarding and intellectually-challenging format

    - Engage professionally with the special collections and/or Judaic studies communities

    This position is an eleven-month, benefits-eligible term appointment. Some flexibility may be available to permit a part-time schedule over an appropriately adjusted duration. The incumbent may regularly need to lift up-to 40lbs, which may be done with or without accommodation, as well as work with dusty materials.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Technical Services: 90%

    - Performs original cataloging for primarily Yiddish language bound manuscripts from the Jewish Institutional Ledgers Collection

    - Supplies and creates Library of Congress personal and corporate name headings for synagogues or congregations and benevolent societies

    - Participates in discussions with Conservation colleagues to determine necessary treatment for project materials

    - Identifies documents for possible digitization

    Professional Engagement: 10%

    - Participates in activities of professional organizations in Jewish, Yiddish, bibliographical or historical studies

    Required Qualifications:

    - Master's degree in relevant field, such as library science, information science or Judaic studies

    - Intermediate to advanced reading knowledge of Yiddish, including handwritten Yiddish

    - Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging content standards, including AACR2, RDA and the Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials

    - Proven ability to solve problems creatively and in consultation with colleagues and independently

    - Excellent communication and analytic skills, including the ability to work well in a team- based environment

    Preferred Qualifications:

    - Reading knowledge of Hebrew and German

    - Experience working with rare materials in an academic library environment

    - Applied experience working with cataloging utilities, such as OCLC Connexion and integrated library systems

    Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


    About the Cornell University Library: One of the leading academic research libraries in the United States, Cornell University Library is a highly valued partner in teaching, research, and learning at the university. With an operating budget of over $58 million and a diverse and innovative staff of more than 400, the Library supports 2,700 faculty, 22,000 students and 94 PhD fields. Its world class collections, expert librarians, responsive services in physical and virtual library spaces inspire and nourish scholarship and learning.

    The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections (RMC) is Cornell’s principal repository of rare books and both bound and archival manuscripts. The collections include more than 500,000 printed volumes, in excess of 80 million individual manuscript items, and another one million photographs, paintings, prints, and other visual media. The collection of pinkesim, recently acquired through the generosity of Cornell alumni supportive of Jewish Studies in the university, reposes in the RMC vault.

    The Carl A. Kroch Library, which houses RMC, is on the arts and sciences campus of Cornell, which overlooks the city of Ithaca and magnificent Cayuga Lake, one of the two largest Finger Lakes in a region of New York State famed for its majestic waterfalls, ubiquitous vineyards, profound history, and cultural diversity.

    The Ithaca campus sits on 2,300 acres in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Ithaca, located roughly halfway between Manhattan and Toronto, offers a wealth of cultural activities while maintaining an eclectic college-town feel. Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of rolling hills, breathtaking gorges, hiking trails, and lakes offering countless outdoor activities. The city has been named one of the top 100 places to live, a top 10 recreation city, a best green place to live, and one of the "foodiest" towns in America.

    Benefits: Our comprehensive Endowed benefits package includes 22 vacation days, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options). Professional travel funding is available. More information regarding Cornell’s generous benefits can be found at this link. The anticipated academic rank for this position is Assistant Librarian, with a salary range of $52,500-$55,000.

    Application Procedure:  Candidates must apply online via the Cornell Careers site:

    https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CornellCareerPage/job/Ithaca-Main-Campus/Jewish-Institutional-Ledgers-Descriptive-Project-Cataloger---Cornell-University-Library_WDR-00020002 .

    We shall begin reviewing applications September 16, 2019 and shall continue until a viable pool of applicants has been identified. Please submit one document that contains a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references (pdf preferred).

  • Friday, August 23, 2019 8:16 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)


    (August 23, 2019)

    Madison Square Garden’s Archivist is responsible for assembling, cataloguing, preserving and managing the valuable collections of historical information that exist within the company. This position will also work with internal partners throughout the organization to ensure that materials and important events are recorded and archived appropriately to ensure that we are documenting this historical time as an organization. This includes MSG owned venues and productions, the Knicks, Rangers, Sports Properties events, MSG Networks and MSG Sphere. S/he is responsible for developing a strategy and creating a process for all divisions to follow, for collecting current and future materials and sending all historically important materials to the Archives in the correct formats, at the correct time.

    This position will also work as a curator, acquiring, collecting, and cataloging works of art, as well as ensuring their overall care.

    Specific Functions/Activities Summary :

    Will pro-actively recommend artifacts that should be collected from events on an ongoing basis and help implement processes and procedures for such collection.

    Responsible for maintaining and enhancing a thorough and easily accessible archival system for housing all MSG related materials.

    Provide support to business units by pulling together information on historic sports, entertainment, media, venue, production, event and creative events in a thorough and timely manner for presentations or project needs.

    Responsible for the proper care and display of such artifacts which includes curating exhibitions, installing the art works and objects in such a way that protects and preserves their natural state, and negotiating the loans of items from other institutions.

    Responsible for keeping the ongoing list of key events and dates with their respective supporting materials including ticket prices, grosses and attendance information at our venues.

    Will manage, maintain and update the offsite warehouses where the materials are located. This will include organizing, digitizing and archiving critical and historic materials for MSG events.

    Authenticate and appraise historical documents and archival materials.

    Provide historical context and materials for projects relating to our properties (i.e. Rockettes, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, teams, partner events, etc.)

    Research and provide info about our venues and future acquisitions for announcements.

    Provide clarity and historical research as needed on properties or venues.

    Maintain up to date historical records on concerts/events at our venues, team records and sports properties events.

    Partner Work with legal and office services to develop and promote records management companywide.

    Manage storage process throughout the company including Globe, Meyers, and 2 Penn.


    10 – 15 years’ experience as an Archivist, with a bachelor or master’s degree in Library and Information Science or Archival Studies

    Experience leading a small team, building process and procedures, and gaining stakeholder buy in.

    Expected to have excellent relationship-building skills to create and nurture partnerships with other institutions, artists and collectors.

    Experience working with specific forms of records, such as manuscripts, electronic records, websites, photographs, maps, motion pictures, and sound recordings.

    Experience using and developing complex databases related to the materials in the archive collection and access for partners.

    Knowledge of methods and process for doing research

    Eye for detail and strong design instincts.

    Strong organizational skills and attention to detail to ensure proper storage and retrieval records and documents program. Ability to develop logical systems of storage for the public to use.

    Knowledge of managing, storing and maintaining archival assets.

    Knowledge of developing and maintaining archival storage systems (i.e. – Data Asset Management systems, etc.)

    Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

    Experience as an Historian in a corporate environment.


    · Travel will be required to MSG venues

    · Certified Archivist ideal


    To Apply please send resume to Eleni.Sfouggatakis@msg.com

  • Thursday, August 22, 2019 9:44 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Queens Memory Community Coordinator 

    (August 22, 2019)

    Queens Public Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. We transform lives by cultivating personal and intellectual growth and by building strong communities. Queens Public Library welcomes innovators and leaders to contribute to a long history and dynamic future of offering pioneering programs and services to the most diverse county in the United States. Queens Public Library is a private, non-profit corporation with 1,700 employees serving 65 locations.

    The Queens Memory Community Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the Queens Memory Ambassadors Program. This includes managing the ambassador nomination and selection processes as well as managing selected volunteer ambassadors through their year of service to the Queens Public Library. Coordinates outreach to the public about the Library’s Queens Memory Project via public events and promotional activities such as social media outreach. Manages and participates in the processing workflow of archival donations from the public. Provides training and individual consultations to participants to build their businesses.

    • Initiates partnerships and manages collaborative relationships with community organizations and individuals to produce public programs and collect local history records for the Library’s collections, specifically in service of the Queens Memory Ambassador Program.
    • Assists Queens Memory Ambassadors in their research, event planning and community outreach.
    • Serves as a liaison between the Metadata Services Unit, the Marketing and Communications Department and the Archives at Queens Public Library.
    • Conducts oral history interviews and trains volunteer interviewers.
    • Part of the team responsible for donor outreach aimed at completing donation packages, and maintaining positive donor relationships via regular news and updates about collections and events.
    • Contributes to the appearance and curation of digital archives websites.
    • Maintains up-to-date expertise in the areas of oral history, public history, community archiving, born digital collections and volunteer mobilization.
    • Provides recommendations and plays a lead role with developing and bringing new standards into the Library’s practices.
    • Performs accession processing and quality control for all new digital archives donations from the public and from partner institutions.
    • Responsible for contributing to archival processing for all digital archive collections.
    • Coordinates with Metadata Services Librarians who create VRA Core, MARC, Dublin Core and EAD records for archival materials (oral histories, photographs, manuscripts, etc.).
    • Supervises hourly-rate staff, volunteers and interns as needed on digital archives projects.
    • Evaluates the work of hourly-rate staff and volunteers to ensure that programs are of appropriate quality and that resources are used effectively.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities, Public History, Liberal Arts or a related field required.
    • Two years of experience in community work or community centered activities.
    • Experience with community archiving and/or oral history projects required.
    • Able to perform independently, be self-motivated and juggle multiple tasks with a positive attitude.
    • Must be detail oriented.
    • Ability to work well as a team member.
    • Willingness to adapt to new technologies and processes.


    • One to two years of experience managing hourly-rate, staff, volunteers and/or interns.
    • Background in recruitment or community organizing.
    • Knowledge of digital archives, providing reference services for archival collections, public programming and archival processing.
    • Archives certification or professional archival experience.
    • Fluency with language spoken in Queens.

    TO APPLY: Please email your resume and cover letter to QLcareers@queenslibrary.org and reference “Queens Memory Community Coordinator - EXTERNAL” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email.

    The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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