Tuesday , December 7 2021

American Museum Of Natural History Careers For Project Archivist

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Job Description:

The Project Archivist will participate in an IMLS-funded project to broaden access to the Vertebrate Paleontology archives. Working with AMNH collections and Research Library staff, the archivist will participate in the management activities of the project which includes supervising of two graduate student interns and maintaining project metrics. The archivist will work collaboratively with the AMNH collections and Research Library staff to develop basic catalog records for the majority of the collections and Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aids for a select number. They will also provide outreach through social media.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Specific duties include: creating work plans, assessing, analyzing, and suggesting arrangement schemes for unprocessed materials; writing finding aids for collections selected during the grant project and creating basic records for others, performing basic preservation work such as unfolding and flattening documents and transferring material to new, acid-free folders and boxes; and flagging material in the Archives for future re-housing and conservation efforts.
  • The position term runs for 12 months with a possibility of extension.
  • The position is full-time, five days a week, onsite at the AMNH, requiring active involvement with the archive material.

Job Requirements:

  • Comfort taking the initiative in new settings and knowing when to ask adept questions.
  • Ability to work well both independently and in a collaborative environment.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills including accuracy and a strong attention to detail.
  • Experience managing support staff, interns, or volunteers in archive setting.
  • Familiarity with basic preservation of archival materials, including proper handling, housing, and storage.
  • Experience with or interest in digitization projects.
  • Awareness of current developments, trends and emerging technologies in the field of archives and records management.

Job Details:

Company: Natural History Museum

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Sales

Job Location: New York, NY, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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