Project Archives Assistant

Part-time, Grant-Funded

The Frances Mulhall Achilles Library, Whitney Museum of American Art, seeks a candidate to fill a part-time position for a Project Archives Assistant who will follow the Whitney’s established policies and procedures for processing archives.

Art Opportunity previously on at Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, United States.
From Tuesday 01 January 2013 to Tuesday 31 December 2013

Published by anonymous on Thursday 04 April 2013.
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Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Process institutional archives (materials include paper documents, photographs, and varied ephemera) and apply appropriate professional standards following DACS rules.
  • Have a high level of understanding and experience using Archivists’ Toolkit ™(AT), for data entry.
  • Train and supervise interns to work with AT.
  • Create finding aids.
  • Respond to archives reference questions both in-person and remotely from both Museum staff and outside researchers.

Requirements: MLS or MLIS degree; archives certificate preferred; experience using Archivists’ Toolkit™, Encoded Archival Description, XML and familiar with MARC/AMC, DACS and VRA standards; strong written and verbal communication, people, and organizational skills; able to lift 40 lb. boxes.

If interested, please email your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to library@whitney.org.