Remote Work: PT Cataloging Assistants – NEH Digitization Project (term), The 92nd Street Y

Job Opening Title: Cataloging Assistant – NEH Digitization Project

Employer Name: The 92nd Street Y

Job Location: Remote

Application Deadline:

Salary Range: $22/hour

Years of experience required:

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: The 92nd Street Y has an immediate opening for two temporary part-time Project Catalogers to catalog digital audio assets as part of an NEH grant-funded digitization project. Archival recordings to be cataloged include lectures, conversations, debates, and panel discussions held at the 92NY from 1950-2008 and digitized from legacy formats. The Project Cataloger will report to the Director of the Unterberg Poetry Center and work closely with a team of consulting archivists. This remote and part-time contract position will begin as soon as possible and conclude on July 31, 2023.

Key Responsibilities
• Create catalog records and populate an Excel spreadsheet with brief descriptions of audio recordings and their content
• Application of descriptive metadata based on the PBCore Metadata Standard
• Identify and flag inaccuracies in existing metadata
• Track and record progress independently to meet grant reporting benchmarks
• Communicate and provide updates to project team
• Conducting regular reviews to ensure accuracy of cataloging work

Required Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree
• Experience using Microsoft Excel
• Attention to detail and ability to work efficiently
• Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively with team members
• Ability to apply knowledge of cataloging rules, procedures and practices
• Demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and efficiency

Preferred Qualifications
• Enrollment in or recent graduation from an MLS/MLIS or other graduate degree with archival experience
• Familiarity working with audiovisual collections
• Experience applying PBCore or similar archival metadata standards and authorities such as LCSH

$22 per hour
Not to exceed 30/hours per week

Work Environment
Catalogers will work remotely.

To Apply
Please send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to Bernard Schwartz ( and Gina Devincenzi ( with the subject line “Cataloging Assistant – 92Y New York”

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