Part-time Temporary Archives Assistant
Job posted to this site on October 6th at 2:34pm
Reports to: Archivist
Status: Temporary, Part-time
Schedule: Up to 20 hours per week during regular office hours, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
About Central Park and the Central Park Conservancy:
Central Park is one of the most famous and beloved urban public spaces in the world. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in 1857, the 843-acre park was the first purpose-built public park in the country and is a National Historic Landmark. The Central Park Conservancy, a private not-for-profit organization, was founded in 1980 to rescue the Park which had fallen into serious disrepair. Since that time, the Conservancy has overseen the investment of approximately $1 billion in the restoration of the Park, and now hosts over 40 million visitors a year.
The Conservancy’s mission is to preserve and celebrate Central Park as a sanctuary from urban life. The City of New York has formally entrusted the care of the Park to the Conservancy which is responsible for every aspect of the its care, including landscape maintenance, capital improvements, and the visitor experience. Committed to sharing the best practices in urban park management, the Conservancy also serves as a resource for other NYC parks and for public- private partnerships around the world. The Conservancy employs roughly 325 people and has an operating budget of $80 million.
The Archives consists of physical and digital assets documenting the organization’s work since its founding in 1980. The collection includes photographs, documents, publications, and audio/visual materials that are used throughout the organization.
Working onsite, this temporary part-time position will work under the guidance of the Archivist to ingest new assets into our digital asset management system (DAM), enhance existing metadata, and process physical materials including 35mm color slides, among other related tasks.
Summary of Essential Job Functions:
- Process digital assets and create metadata using institutional standards and vocabularies
- Review and enhance existing metadata
- Conduct quality control and clean-up of assets in the DAM system
- Process color slides
- Assist in image selection and content creation
- Assemble themed collections of digital assets
- Other projects as assigned
- Current student in MSLIS program (or recent graduate) with at least one semester completed
- Interest in archives, digital asset management, visual resources/photography, metadata and cataloging
- Proficiency with Microsoft applications, especially Excel
- Detail-oriented, highly organized, and methodical
- Excellent written communication skills
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
How to Apply
Submit specified application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.