Full-time (35 hour week), grant-funded, temporary position from November, 2016 – October, 2017, with a one year extension pending additional funding.
SUPERVISOR: Steven Hillyer, Director, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture Archive
PROJECT: The goals of this project are to significantly improve stewardship of and access to the Student Work Collection, a photographic archive of student coursework representing more than eight decades of evolving architectural pedagogy at The Cooper Union. Project activities will focus on refoldering, cataloging at the item-level, and digitizing nearly 3,000 projects by over 1,000 students from the 1930s - 2006.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Project Manager, working under the guidance of the Archive’s Director, will be responsible for day-to-day project management and implementation as noted below:
Required – a Masters in Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree; prior experience digitizing archival collections for web-based public access; experience with item-level cataloging and metadata (descriptive, technical, preservation) creation; experience authoring discovery tools (MARC records and EAD finding aids); a high level of interpersonal skills and professionalism in dealing with faculty, students, staff, and the general public; proficiency with basic computer skills (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, FileMaker Pro).
Preferred – familiarity with ArchivesSpace, Archivematica, JHOVE, and other appropriate archival software; familiarity with an academic environment; prior experience with, knowledge of, or a strong interest in architecture and design.
Submit application to:
30 Cooper Square, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003
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