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:
Director of Human Resources
The Newark Public Library