Bachelor’s degree. Progress toward a Master's degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA accredited institution, or in Archival Studies, strongly preferred.Required Experience:
1-2 two years experience in archival accessioning, arrangement, and description, preferably in an academic or research library.Preferred Experience:
Experience providing reference to archival and special collections users is highly desirable.Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice, especially accessioning, processing and description, including minimal and basic processing strategies. Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials, and in the use and application of DACS, EAD, MARC, LCSH, LCNA, AACR2, 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. Experience in the use of automated archival collections management systems (Archivists’ Toolkit or ArchivesSpace), or similar systems. 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. Flexibility and the capacity to thrive in a rapidly changing environment.Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Experience identifying, handling, and/or describing audio-visual and digital media. 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. Subject expertise in one of the collecting foci of NYU’s Special Collections.