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Project Archivist - Dept of Records & Information Services

Posted on January 30, 2019

Description

The NYC Municipal Archives seeks a responsible individual to join its team helping to preserve the City’s historical records. The MA seeks a professional archivist for a 5 month long full-time National Endowment for the Humanities grant processing project. Under general supervision, with wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment or action, the archivist will follow a project plan to process records created by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The archivist will perform basic preservation tasks and create a DACS-compliant EAD finding aid in order to promote the preservation of, and access to, the collection. Candidate should have experience processing archival materials, appropriate experience and knowledge of archival theory and best practices, experience with archival management software, and experience creating EAD finding aids and applying archival description standards to materials. All work will take place at the Archives’ off-site facility in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. This position will include climbing ladders, working with dusty and dirty materials, and moving and lifting heavy over-size cartons.

Qualifications

Preferred:

  1. A Master’s Degree from an accredited college in library science, archives management, American history, political science or a related field; or
  2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and one-year full-time professional experience in archival records management or library work; or
  3. Education and/or experience equivalent to the above, however, all candidates must have the baccalaureate degree from an accredited college.

Compensation

Paid - TBD

Location

31 Chambers Street, New York NY 10007

To Apply

Email Resume to [email protected]

Company Information

Dept Of Records & Information Services

Contact Information

[email protected]