Job Opening Title:
Processing Archivist, Part-Time
Name of Employer:
9/11 Memorial & Museum
Job Site Location (City, State) :
New York, NY
Minimum Degree Requirement:
Enrollment in or completion of a graduate program in archives, library science, public history, or a related field.
Years of experience required:
2+ years’ experience working in an archive setting. Any combination of acceptable training, on-the-job experience and/or education will be considered.
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Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Include instructions for how to apply.:
The 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s permanent collection is an unparalleled repository consisting of material evidence, first-person testimony, and historical records of response to the February 26, 1993 and September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and their ongoing repercussions. To date, the Museum has acquired more than 74,000 artifacts and digital media documenting the lived experiences of victims, survivors, and responders. Additionally, the Museum holds approximately 40 archival collections ranging in size from half a linear foot to over 90 linear feet and has begun to assemble an institutional archive documenting the organization’s history.
Under the direction of the Head of Cataloging and Archives, the Processing Archivist will develop a prioritized list of unprocessed archives and then rehouse, arrange, and describe these respective collections. The Processing Archivist will create finding aids using the collections management system, CollectiveAccess, with the goal of making these resources publicly available on the Museum’s online catalog, Inside the Collection. Work will take place primarily at the Museum’s lower Manhattan offices with some projects occurring at the Museum’s off-site collection storage facility in Jersey City, New Jersey
This is a permanent, part-time position. Due to total weekly hours, the position does not include institutionally supported benefits, including but not limited to health, dental, or retirement. This position cannot accommodate fully remote work, but hybrid work may be an option, at times, depending on tasks and supervisor’s approval.
ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
– Process, arrange, and describe materials according to the Collections Department’s Archival Processing Guide.
– Prepare DACS-compliant finding aids using CollectiveAccess.
– Perform basic preventive preservation and rehousing documents.
– Assist the Head of Cataloging & Archives with preparing records and selected finding aids to publish to the Museum’s online catalog, Inside the Collection
– Enrollment in or completion of a graduate program in archives, library science, public history, or a related field.
– 2+ years’ experience working in an archive setting. Any combination of acceptable training, on-the-job experience and/or education will be considered.
– Familiarity with archival processing standards and procedures, metadata schema and vocabularies.
– Experience creating standard finding aids.
– Strong organization and problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently.
– Proficient computer skills, including but not limited to Microsoft Office.
– Working knowledge of databases and/or cataloging platforms, preferably CollectiveAccess.
– Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and to follow oral and written instructions.
– Displays a high level of respect and support for colleagues, builds professional and respectful relationships across departments; committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.
– Commitment to advancing the organization’s mission.
REQUIRED VOLUNTEER SUPPORT FOR ORGANIZATIONAL EVENTS
– Participates in the Annual 5K Fundraiser and September 11th Commemoration, as assigned.
– Assists with other special projects and events in support of all 9/11 Memorial and Museum, as assigned.
HOW TO APPLY
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