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Thursday, April 29, 2010

F/T or P/T (temporary) - Archives Technicians - National Park Service - Staten Island

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT ARCHIVES TECHNICIANS (Temporary, Full- or Part-Time)     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 is located primarily on Staten Island, within walking distance of public transportation; some work in Manhattan is also anticipated.   We seek one or more Archives Technicians for a multi-year project.   Duties:    Reporting directly to the Project Archivist and indirectly to the Lead Archivist, Archives Technicians will be responsible for routine arrangement, rehousing, description, preservation and digitization of historical records, and for the accurate and timely maintenance of holdings and location information in electronic databases.   The collections consist of textual records, oversize drawings and maps, photographs, books and other printed material.   Schedule: Flexible, 20 to 40 hours per week within 9:00-5:00, M-F.     Qualifications:   Bachelors degree required.   Strong preference will be given to candidates who have completed or are currently enrolled in graduate coursework in archives and in the digitization of archival and library materials.   Consideration will be given to candidates with comparable combination of education and experience in archives and digitization.   Excellent organizational skills and competence in Word and Excel required.   Knowledge of American history highly desirable.   Working knowledge of preservation management standards and procedures desirable.   Must be able to work efficiently and independently.   Must be able to lift record cartons weighing up to 40 pounds .     Compensation:   Hourly fee-based positions, $18.60/hour.     Deadline:    Positions open until filled.   We anticipate interviews beginning in May 2010.   Contact:   Mimi Bowling, Lead Archivist, National Park Service Manhattan Sites Archives Project.   Email cover letter and resume or any inquiries to .      No phone calls or postal mail, please.   Responses will be sent only to individuals who are chosen for interviews.  

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