Long Island City, NY: PT Assistant Archivist (term), LaGuardia and Wagner Archives at LaGuardia Community College

Job Opening Title: Assistant Archivist

Employer Name: LaGuardia and Wagner Archives

Job Location: Long Island City (Queens), New York

Application Deadline: August 31, 2022

Salary Range: $20-$25 per hour

Years of experience required: 0-2

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Vacancy Announcement
Job Title: Assistant Archivist (College Assistant) (Hourly – 1 Anticipated Vacancy)
Location: LaGuardia and Wagner Archives (LaGuardia Community College)
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

The LaGuardia and Wagner Archives was established in 1982 to collect, preserve, and make available primary materials documenting the social and political history of New York City. The Archives serves a broad array of researchers: journalists, students, scholars, exhibit planners and policy makers examining the history of Greater New York. The Archives also produces public programs exploring that history.

The LaGuardia and Wagner Archives seeks to hire one part-time Assistant Archivist (College Assistant) to perform the following duties under the supervision of the Archivist:
-Arrange, describe, and rehouse archival materials in a variety of formats. (This will include completing the processing of a prominent Women Journalist’s Papers.)
-Perform preservation work as needed.
-Assist with the accessioning of archival materials, including selecting, boxing, and moving records.
-Perform various clerical, administrative, and/or other tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
-High School diploma or GED
-Demonstrated knowledge of current archival and/or records management practices.
-Ability to collaborate as part of a team as well as work independently.
-Ability to lift and move boxes up to 40 lbs.
Preferred Qualifications:
-Demonstrated experience processing and/or accessioning complex archival collections.
-Knowledge of digital file formats and digital preservation concerns.
-Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access).
-Basic knowledge of New York City politics and/or political history.

Application deadline: August 31, 2022
Please email a cover letter and resume to David Mezick: dmezick@lagcc.cuny.edu

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