Project Archivist

New York City
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Created: March 12, 2013


The Frances Mulhall Achilles Library, Whitney Museum of American Art, seeks a candidate to fill a part-time, grant-funded position for a Project Archives Assistant who will follow the Whitney’s established policies and procedures for processing archives. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Processing institutional archives (materials include paper documents, photographs, and varied ephemera) and apply appropriate professional standards following DACS rules;
  • Have a high level of understanding and experience using Archivists’ Toolkit ™(AT), for data entry;
  • Train and supervise interns to work with AT;
  • Create finding aids
  • Respond to archives reference questions both in-person and remotely from both Museum staff and outside researchers
  • Able to lift 40 lb. boxes
Requirements:  MLS or MLIS degree; archives certificate preferred; experience using Archivists’ Toolkit™ is a must, Encoded Archival Description, XML and familiar with MARC/AMC, DACS and VRA standards; strong written and verbal communication, people, and organizational skills.

If interested, please email your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to:

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