Newark, NJ: PT Archival Assistant, NJ Hispanic Research & Info Center at the Newark Public Library

Job Opening Title: Part-time Archival Assistant

Employer Name: NJ Hispanic Research & Information Center at The Newark Public Library

Job Location: Newark, NJ

Application Deadline: until filled

Link to job posting:

Years of experience required: any archival experience is a plus

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: • Job Description: The NJHRIC @ The Newark Public Library wishes to hire an archival assistant to assist in the processing, description and digitization of archival collections as part of a pioneering Puerto Rican Community Archives Project in New Jersey.

• Specific duties/ responsibilities: Archival assistant will work under the supervision of the Project Archivist. Responsibilities will include, but is not limited to, processing (removing fasteners, re-housing, and arranging); describing archival materials (taking measurements, making visual descriptions, and creating metadata); and digitizing (taking photographs and scanning) archival records.

• Specific skills or experience required from candidate:
Ideal candidates will . . .
o be enrolled in college or have a college degree
o have excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
o have good writing skills
o have experience working with a camera and a scanner
o have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
o work well independently, with guidance from supervisor
o experience working with archives and/or in libraries – a plus
o a good working knowledge of the Spanish language – a plus

Application process: Send cover letter and resume to:
Leslie Colson
Director of Human Resources
The Newark Public Library
973-733-7740
lcolson@npl.org