Perform professional archival duties to manage the protection, preservation and accessibility of the Library’s unique local history collection and archives. The archivist will serve as a resource on local history by managing and developing an extensive print and digital collection, including the handling of archival materials, with a focus on effective organization and promoting the accessibility of local history materials to patrons.
Complete accessions process for both paper and digital records
Process new and existing unprocessed collections including description and arrangement
Process digital acquisitions
Digitize material upon request
Create online and physical exhibits
Apply long-term preservation techniques for digital materials
Establish best practices and effective workflows and systems for born-digital materials and acquire, ingest, process, and preserve born-digital materials
Identify digital assets to be collected
Manage Content DM collection
Supervise student assistants and volunteers
Provide reference services for internal and external requests
A Master’s Degree in the field of archival studies, library studies or related social sciences from an accredited university, ACA certification, Academy of Certified Archivists or working toward same. At least two years of professional experience with processing archival collections.
Knowledge and understanding of contemporary archival theory, principles, standards and practices; expertise with media formats and file conversions for images, film, audio and documents; high comfort level with computers and other technology; ability to work with accuracy, attention to detail, reliability, and discretion; ability to work well with staff and library clientele; general resourcefulness, good judgment, initiative, self-motivation, tact, adaptability; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position, including the ability to lift boxes up to 40 pounds; knowledge of New Rochelle and regional local history.
$55,325 - $66,589
New Rochelle, NY
Obtain employment application from Civil Service Administrator
Jeanett Medina - Civil Service Administrator - 914-654-2172 [email protected]