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Friday, October 30, 2009

F/T Temp - Project Archivist - Nat'l Park Service

PROJECT ARCHIVIST (Full-time Temporary)

Position Description: This project entails work with archival materials in the custody of the National Park Service, a Federal government agency, funded under a cooperative agreement with the National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy. The project will be located primarily on Staten Island, within walking distance of public transportation. We seek a full-time project archivist for a multi-year project beginning late 2009. Appointment will be on a consulting basis for an initial term ending June 30, 2010, with possibility of renewal for up to two more years.

Duties: Reporting directly to the Lead Archivist, the project archivist will be responsible for the arrangement, rehousing, description and digitization of historical records, which comprise approximately 105 linear feet of textual records, oversize drawings and maps, photographs, books and other printed material. The project archivist will supervise 1-2 archives technicians.

Schedule: 9:00-5:00, M-F.

Qualifications: Strong preference will be given to candidates with a master’s degree in library science or history with concentration in archives, and experience in processing 18th - 20th century manuscripts and organizational records. Consideration will be given to candidates with comparable combination of education and experience. Knowledge of American history required. Excellent organizational skills and competence in Word and Excel required. Working knowledge of preservation management standards and procedures required. Experience with digitization and familiarity with ReDiscovery (ANCS+) cataloging system desirable. Must be able to work efficiently and independently. Must be able to lift record cartons weighing up to 40 pounds.

Compensation: Full time contract employee fee-based work, $54,000 annually, no benefits. A 1099 will be issued at year end for gross compensation paid and all government taxes, etc. will be your responsibility.

Deadline: Interviews begin November 2009. Position is open until filled, but appointment in late 2009 is anticipated.

Contact: Mimi Bowling, Consulting Archivist. Email cover letter and resume or any inquiries to No phone calls, please.

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