Project Archivist

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College (CENTRO) is hiring a Project Archivist. Primary assignment would be to process recently acquired collections, creation of detailed inventories, transfer of materials to archival boxes, and implementation of preservation protocols.  Work assignments may vary depending upon library and archival project needs. Work under the supervision of Library Manager and may oversee the work of college assistants for specific projects.

Responsibilities

The Project Archivist is responsible for the arrangement and description of personal papers and records of organizations in CENTRO Archives holdings.

  • Implement “More Product, Less Process” collection processing
  • Appraisal and description of materials.
  • Weeding and inventorying of collections.
  • Writing, researching and editing finding aids, reports, Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and web content.
  • Supervising and training college assistant and/or work-study student for this project.
  • Working collaboratively with staff in a team environment on a variety of projects.

Qualifications

  • Masters in Library and Information Science, or equivalent degree, with a specialization in archival management.
  • Professional experience processing archival collections.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles of arrangement and description, and familiarity with archival standards, specifically DACS.
  • Ability to recognize archival preservation issues and to apply basic preservation techniques.
  • Knowledge of the history of Latino and/or Puerto Rican populations and communities in the US is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of both English and Spanish languages.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Strong organization and time-management skills; attention to accuracy and detail is essential.

To Apply

Submit ALL application materials via email to Aníbal Arocho at aa3260@hunter.cuny.edu. The subject line of the email should read: Project Archivist.

Application Materials

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for 2 professional references

Compensation

$25

Employment Type

Part-Time (18-20hrs/wk)

Location

NYC