Archival Collections Manager
Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College - CUNY
Job posted to this site on November 9th at 12:29pm
Application Deadline: December 7th 2022
Reporting to the Library Archives Officer and Chief Librarian, specifically, duties include:
- Provide thought leadership and promotes innovation in the management, access and storage of archival holdings.
- Drive result focused solutions and develop strategies to resolve complex problems, balancing customer needs and organizational priorities.
- Actively contribute to the development of organizational and staff capability and contribute to broader information management work within Centro, Hunter College and CUNY and the broader historical preservation sector.
- Primarily assigned to administer Centro's archival program; for example, assigned to manage survey and the acquisition of new collections, accession, arrangement, cataloguing, preservation, exhibition, use of archival materials and the collection of primary data that complements existing and new archival collections.
- Manage the organizing of hundreds of existing oral histories and to make all this content available to researchers, including the development of descriptive guides, the analysis of content and publication of findings in academic outlets, the development of digital products and the application of preservation standards to these collections.
- Manage special projects combining primary and secondary data thematically where archival collections would be contextualized and made available to specialists and the public.
- Donor relations: Develop relationships with perspective donors. Provide guidance through the accession process.
Bachelor's Degree and six years' related experience required; MLS degree and/or Master's in a related field may be substituted for a portion of the experience requirement.
- Experience in conducting and managing archival projects
- Professional experience processing archival collections, and special projects
- Demonstrated understanding of the principles of arrangement and description, and familiarity with archivalstandards, specifically DACS
- Ability to recognize archival preservation issues and to apply basic preservation techniques
- Knowledge of the history Puerto Rican populations and communities in the US
- Working knowledge of English and Spanish languages
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
- Strong organization and time-management skills; attention to accuracy and detail is essential
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Access and Encoded Archival Description (EAD)
- Experience with archival management software such as Archives Space.
LocationNew York City
$67,784 - $107,789 yearly