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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Associate Archivist, Mt. Sinai (NY)

Associate Archivist, Mt. Sinai (NY) 

The Mount Sinai Archives would like to hire an Associate Archivist to be in charge of the St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital (SLR) historical collection. This is NOT an entry level position. The position reports to the Director of the Mount Sinai Archives and is based at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. More specific information is below. If you are interested in applying, please send a cover letter and resume to or to:

Barbara J. Niss

Director, Archives & Records Management

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Box 1102 - One Gustave L. Levy Pl.

New York, NY 10029-6574

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Mount Sinai Health System is seeking an Associate Archivist for the Department of Academic Informatics & Technology

What You’ll Do:
Report to the Director of Archives & Records Management

• Serve as the main caretaker for the records of the Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West Hospital (SLR) Collection.

• Process, arrange, and describe archival material in accordance with professional best practices, including all levels and forms of description, from MARC cataloging to online inventories.

• Answer reference requests related to the history of Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West Hospitals and the contents of the SLR Collection.

• Create digital surrogates (print and image) in accordance with Mount Sinai Archives policies and best practices.

• Participate in the research, design and creation of exhibits in any designated display areas at the former SLR institutions or in the Mount Sinai Archives’ display cases, as well as creating blog posts and history slides relating to the Collection.

• Perform outreach to the Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West campuses to ensure their knowledge and appreciation of their histories.

• Maintain current knowledge of trends in archival management and technology.

• Participate in the planning process for the Archives Division.

What You’ll Bring:
Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science, History or a related field, with a concentration in Archives & Records Administration required.

• 3-5 years’ experience processing archival collections, preferably in an institutional archives.

Computer Skills
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office

• Knowledge of Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Photoshop along with scanning experience

• Familiarity with standard library and archival metadata schemas (Dublin Core, MARC, DACS, EAD)

• HTML markup as needed for Archives web site

• Other programs as defined by role.

General Skills
Excellent oral and written communication, organizational, and planning skills

• Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to work independently and as a member of a team

• Possess the ability to work with staff from all levels of the organization

• Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills

• Excellent ability to multi-task, keeping priorities aligned

• Excellent customer service and support skills.

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Who We Are:
Over 35,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.

Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is committed to the tenets of diversity and workforce that are strengthened by the inclusion of and respect for our differences. We offer our employees a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, a 403(b) retirement plan, and much more.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans