New York, NY: PT Archives Assistant, American Kennel Club

Job Opening Title:
Archives Assistant

Name of Employer:
American Kennel Club

Job Site Location (City, State) :
New York, NY

Application Deadline:

Minimum Degree Requirement:
BA or experience

Years of experience required:

Salary Range:

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Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Include instructions for how to apply.:
The American Kennel Club Library & Archives seeks an Archives Assistant to help grow and maintain our collections on the history and sport of purebred dogs. This collection contains over 1,000 feet of analog archival materials, over 15,000 library volumes, and a variety of other digitized and born-digital assets. The Assistant would work under the supervision of the AKC’s Archivist to ensure the successful management of these collections through a variety of tasks including accessioning, processing, reference, and digital preservation. This position is an excellent opportunity for new career archivists looking to gain experience across a spectrum of practice in a rich and exciting collection.

This position is onsite in our NYC office.

Primary Job Duties

Increasing the Archives’ digital reach by ingesting new or existing media into our Digital Library (WordPress) and Digital Archive (CollectiveAccess)
Overseeing new acquisitions by creating accession records, completing initial inventory reports, and preparing boxes for transfer to offsite storage
Arranging and describing physical collections and creating finding aids and container lists in ArchivesSpace
Assisting with reference requests by performing research for remote users, scanning requested items, and/or searching digital collections
Performing routine maintenance of library stacks including occasional shelf reading, copy cataloging, and weeding
Digitizing legacy media including prints, negatives, video tapes, and audio cassettes using existing workflows

Required Skills, Specialized Knowledge and Competency Requirements

Previous experience working in an archival environment on some or all of the listed job duties
Experience working with archival collection databases, preferably ArchivesSpace
Familiarity with content standards including DACS and EAD
Digitization experience using flatbed scanners and basic familiarity with Photoshop or other editing software
May be required to occasionally lift and/or move boxes weighing up to 40lbs.

The salary range for this position in New York City is $22.00 per hour.

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