The Archival Collections Management Department at New York University seeks a skilled and knowledgeable professional for a Processing Archivist position. The position is based in the Archival Collections Management Department (ACM) of Knowledge Access and Resource Management Services (KARMS), a unified archival technical services department supporting NYU’s archival repositories. The Processing Archivist will accession, process, and describe new and existing collections in NYU Special Collections.
Under the general supervision of the Accessioning Archivist, the successful candidate will:
Master's Degree Master’s degree in Library & Information Science or Archival Studies
2+ years Minimum 2 years of experience in arranging and describing archival collections, preferably in an archive of special collections in an academic or research library setting. Minimum two years of experience in the expert use, maintenance, and support of automated archival collections management systems (ArchivesSpace or other systems).
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Demonstrated expertise in archival theory and practice; minimum of two years of experience applying this expertise in description and processing work, including applying minimal and basic processing strategies; two years of experience showing mastery in the use and application of DACS, ISAD (G), EAD, ISAAR-CPF, EAC-CPF, MODS, METS, MARC, LCSH, LCNA, AACR2, RDA, and other library and archival descriptive and content standards. Knowledge of basic preservation and conservation issues as they relate to archival collections. Knowledge of rights administration and management issues for archival collections. Superior written and verbal communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work collegially within and across organizations; great attention to detail; demonstrated ability to manage time and tasks and complete projects in a timely manner.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Strong working knowledge of EAD and XML, including experience with XML schemas and the use of XML editors, and the manipulation of metadata across systems and platforms, is highly preferred. Familiarity with current approaches to accessioning and processing and description of born-digital holdings preferred. Subject expertise in one of the collecting foci of NYU’s Special Collections is highly preferred. 1-2 years of experience in providing excellent reference services for archival collections and knowledge of current reference practice in the field.
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