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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Project Archivist, Gilder Lehrman Inst (NY)

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is seeking a Project Archivist.

About the Gilder Lehrman Institute:

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (GLI) is the nation’s leading American history organization dedicated to K-12 education. The Institute’s mission is to promote the knowledge and understanding of American history through educational programs and resources. Since its founding in 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute has created powerful and meaningful ways to teach and learn history. With a focus on primary sources, we illuminate the stories, people and moments that inspire students of all ages and backgrounds to learn and understand more about history.

The Institute brings the work of today’s leading historians into classrooms and homes around the globe. Through publications, posters, videos, exhibitions and essays, the Institute brings life to every period of American history. The Institute’s diverse portfolio of education programs, including the acclaimed Hamilton Education Program, provides opportunities to deepen one’s understanding and appreciation of history. The Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School network is comprised of nearly two million students and 35,000 teachers from more than 14,000 schools worldwide.

About the Gilder Lehrman Collection:

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great American history archives. There are more than 65,000 letters, diaries, maps, newspapers, photographs and other objects that document our political, social and economic history dating back to the 15th century.
Summary of Position: The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is seeking a Project Archivist to process, arrange, catalog, and digitize its newly acquired archives. This is an hourly, project-based position with a minimum contract for a year.

Responsibilities: (including but not limited to)

● Process and organize the newly acquired archive, maintaining the original order when appropriate
● Create “Item Level” catalog records
● Coordinate with the Curator of Books and Manuscripts to ensure proper housing for the new acquisitions
● Create digital images
● Ensure the metadata for digital images has been properly created
● Create and proofread transcripts
● Conduct basic historical research

Qualifications ● ALA-accredited MLIS, MA in Museum Studies or equivalent degree, with a concentration in archival studies. ● A minimum of two years’ experience as an archivist arranging and describing archival materials.

● Knowledge of PastPerfect software a plus.
● Strong attention to detail and organizational skills

Hours: Full Time hours Monday - Friday
Flexible Schedule - 30- 40 hours/week
Supervisor: Sandra Trenholm, Collection Director

Please submit a resume, cover letter, a reference letter from at least one instructor, and a list of
relevant completed courses to Please put “Project Archivist ” in the
subject line of your email.

Gilder Lehrman Institute is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without
regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran
status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.