• Brooklyn, NY
  • Salary: Position is full-time, with a salary range of $55,000 to $58,000, commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical and dental insurance, paid vacation, 401k, and support for professional development. BHS staff ID grants free entrance to museums around New York City.

Website Brooklyn Historical Society

Arrangement and Description
• Survey, process, arrange and describe archival collections using ArchivesSpace
• Conduct item-level cataloging using Past Perfect when appropriate
• Support continued development and iteration of born-digital processing and access program
• Contribute to stacks maintenance of archival collections across multiple facilities

Rights and Reproductions Management
• Respond to and manage staff- and researcher-requested reproductions of collection items
• Distribute assets to internal users and external partners
• Conduct in-house digitization of assets as needed, according to professional best practices
• Research and assess copyright status for all requests
• Work closely with staff across departments to improve public access to digital assets
• Conduct quality control for all digital surrogates and metadata to assure accuracy and consistency
• Oversee organization of and access to internal and external assets related to BHS programs and projects, including exhibitions, education programs, and others

Reference and Outreach
• Serve on the Library reference desk 2 times per week
• Serve on the Library reference desk 2 Saturdays per month
• Serve on Brooklyn Historical Society Committees
• Participate in outreach initiatives, including Photo of the Week, social media, and BHS blog
• Represent BHS in professional regional and national organizations


Required Qualifications
• Masters in Library and Information Science, Public History, or related field, or comparable work experience.
• 2-3 years archival arrangement and description experience
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Ability to work as both independently and collaboratively
• Strong organization and time-management skills; attention to accuracy and detail is essential

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