Job Opening Title: Part-Time Archives and Records Management Consultant
Employer Name: ACLU
Job Location: New York
Application Deadline: 8.10.2022
Years of experience required: 0-2 years
Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: ABOUT THE JOB
The ACLU seeks a part-time position of Archives and Records Management Consultant in the Executive Department of the ACLU’s National office in New York, NY. This is a temporary role, scheduled to conclude on 10/31/2022.
The mission of the ACLU’s Archives and Records Management Department is to support the ACLU and ensure access to its records throughout their lifecycle. The department works in collaboration with the administrative, financial, legal, technical, and business staff of the organization to store, manage, and retrieve documents from creation to either disposal or retention. In addition to the 2,000 cubic feet of records kept onsite, the department maintains an extensive collection of ephemera, publications, photographs, and audiovisual materials. The Archives and Records Management Department also manages the regular transfer of records to the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library of Princeton University, which houses ACLU records in its Public Policy Papers collection and serves as the archival repository for the ACLU’s national offices.
– Accession and catalogue digital and paper inactive records as well as ACLU publications and ephemera
– Assist Archives and Record Management office staff with a special project that includes:
Sorting and organizing a high volume of materials and determining a system of records preservation;
– Maintaining and building on-site digital and paper archival collections such as board records, press releases, other historical documents;
– Preparing records for transfer to Princeton University;
– Digitizing archival materials as needed;
– Commitment to the mission of the ACLU
– Center principles of equity, inclusion, and belonging in all work, embedding the values in program development, policy application, and organizational practices and processes
– Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability and socio-economic circumstance
– Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts
– General knowledge of archival principles and best practices for archives, including basic preservation measures
– Prior work or experience in archival and/or records management capacity; MLIS degree (or equivalent graduate-level program with a concentration in archives and/or records management) a plus
– Strong written and verbal communication skills
– Highly organized with strong attention to detail
– Ability to commit to 2-3 days per week (14-21 hrs.) both virtually and in-office
– Ability to work independently and collaboratively on special projects to improve access to archives and ensure preservation of records in all forms.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants can apply for this temporary role by e-mailing Lisa Moguel at: email@example.com
The Department of Education has determined that employment in this position at the ACLU does not qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.