New York, NY: Photo Archivist, NYC Dept of Parks and Recreation

Job ID: 236536

Business Title: Photo Archivist


Job Category: Clerical & Administrative Support

Career Level: Experienced (non-manager)

Proposed Salary Range: $ 55,000.00 – $ 62,000.00 (Annual)

Work Location: Flushing Meadow Pk Olmsted Ctr

Division/Work Unit: Deputy Comm For Capital Pro


Job Description

• Under direct supervision of the Director of Systems & Analysis, with latitude for independent initiative and judgment, maintain, catalog and preserve the Parks Department’s photo archives collection.
• Manage all aspects of the photo archive reference services for the general public, including fee collection, material selection and completion of applicable documents for visual work releases.
• Assist agency staff with material selection for publication/display; draft user policies and related applications/forms; contribute content to the photo archives page and monitor requests on the Agency’s Internet page.
• Preserve and maintain photo archive materials and documents, including accession records for all photographic collections.
• Supervise and perform the cataloging of the photo archives collection with accepted industry standards, making it easily accessible in a customized, in-house developed database.
• Monitor the condition of the photo archives collections and make recommendations to the Director of Systems & Analysis for its preservation.
• Identify and pursue funding opportunities or support for ongoing financial needs and/or special projects through grants.

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in “1” above.

Preferred Skills

1. Bachelor’s degree in Art History with an archival studies certificate and/or 3 years of experience in library, photographic archive management or curatorial experience.
2. Excellent interpersonal, customer service and presentation skills.
3. Experience with digital print production using graphics software such as Adobe Creative Suite.
4. Knowledge of New York City history (1850 – present), monuments, public art and architecture.

Additional Information

NOTE: All resumes must be received no later than the last day of the posting period.

To Apply

City Employees:
1) Apply through Employee Self Service (ESS) under Recruiting Activities
2) Search for Job ID#: 236536

Include your ERN on all correspondence.

For all other applicants:
1) Go to
2) Search for Job ID#: 236536

Work Location

Olmsted Center, Queens

Residency Requirement

Residency in New York City, Nassau, Orange, Rockland, Suffolk, Putnam or Westchester counties required for employees with over two years of city service. New York City residency required for all other candidates.

POST UNTIL: 04/15/2016

POSTING DATE: 03/25/2016

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