Project Archivist (Term Limited 18 Months) - Sarah Lawrence College

Posted on April 09, 2019


Sarah Lawrence College seeks a Project Archivist for 18 months at 20 hours/week. Reporting to the College Archivist and Head of Research Services, the Project Archivist will develop and implement a comprehensive plan for cataloging and providing access to digital video files, arrangement and description of physical materials including 3-dimensional objects, assistance with selection of materials for physical displays, and development of virtual exhibits for the Barbara Walters ABC Collection.

Work requires application of appropriate archival best practices and national standards.


• Establish priorities for the project.

• Execute the approved plan, meeting goals and deadlines.

• Using the software available, create metadata for digital video files.

• Re-house materials as needed.

• Create collection finding aid and other description applying archival descriptive standards.

• Follow guidelines for access restrictions.

• Identify potential exhibit material.

• Curate virtual exhibits for kiosks.

• Other duties as assigned.


• A bachelor’s degree (or higher) in history, archives, museum, library, or special collections.

• Demonstrated practical knowledge of archival policies and procedures.

• Minimum two years’ experience working as an archivist.

• Demonstrated knowledge of digital asset metadata best practices and current technologies.

• Demonstrated knowledge of metadata standards for cataloging digital video assets.

• Demonstrated experience with application of archival theory, best practices and national standards that govern the arrangement and description of archival materials, including DACS and appropriate thesauri.

• Demonstrated experience cataloging, re-housing, and preserving 3-dimensional objects.

• Ability to work independently, prioritize, and exercise initiative and good judgment.

• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

• Must be able and willing to lift up to 40 lbs.

• Detail oriented.

Preferred Qualifications: MLIS/MA degree from an ALA-accredited program with a specialization in archives OR equivalent combination of education and work in archives or manuscripts environment.




Bronxville, NY


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