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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Archivist, Central Park Conservancy (NY)

Archivist, Central Park Conservancy – NY

Central Park Conservancy is a private not-for-profit organization whose mission is to restore, manage, and enhance Central Park in partnership with the public. Archivist will consolidate and improve access to associated primary and secondary resources by:

•       Standardizing finding aids to collections with related holdings
•       Developing a digital library that is easily searchable by Conservancy staff and volunteers
•       Coordinating the digitization of the Conservancy’s current collections
•       Create a plan for ongoing maintenance of the library
•       Performs other duties as required

Minimum Requirements:
•       Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred
•       Strong understanding of and experience with collections and cataloguing of digital resources
•       Experience with project management
•       Flexible, attentive to detail, organized
•       Able to work independently and on teams to meet deadlines
•       Understanding of the importance of urban parks to healthy and vibrant cities and interest in furthering this notion
•       The candidate should feel comfortable with and have a strong understanding of cataloguing practices, with studies in library science, history, preservation, design, or planning
•       Excellent administrative, analytical, research and writing skills
•       Excellent oral and written communications

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