Coney Island Digitization Project Archivist
New York Transit Museum
Job posted to this site on August 10th at 12:06pm
Application Deadline: August 31st 2022
The New York Transit Museum is seeking an experienced part-time grant-funded project archivist to process and digitize materials relating to the transit history of Coney Island and its surrounding area. The project archivist will work closely with the Museum’s Acting Collections Manager in determining and creating an aggregated digital collection of catalog records to be included in our searchable online database. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Process collections, e.g. arrangement, rehousing, identification of materials for digitization • Digitizing negatives, contact sheets, and photographic prints; i.e. fragile materials • Establishing best practices, standards, and review of cataloging procedures for digital materials • Catalog archival material at collection, series, or item levels. QUALIFICATIONS: • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in museum studies, library & information studies, archival studies, history, or closely related field preferred • Knowledge or interest in New York history, preferably transportation history • Experience using PastPerfect Museum Software (PastPerfect Web Edition is preferred) • Experience in digitizing negatives, contact sheets, and photographic prints; i.e. fragile materials • Knowledge of best practices in handling and preservation of archival material • Knowledge of archival metadata standards and authorities such as DACS, and LCSH • Other skills include Microsoft Office, Photoshop, and an overall familiarity with Collection Management Systems • Effective verbal and written communication skills • Strong organizational skills, and impeccable attention to detail • Ability to work independently APPLICATION: Qualified individuals interested in this position must apply by e-mail. Resume and cover letter should be sent as .doc or PDF to Daniel Brenner, Acting Collections Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify subject heading as Coney Island Digitization Project Archivist. Due to high volume of applicants, only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.
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