Pittsburgh, PA: Archival Assistant (term), Carnegie Museum of Art

Job Opening Title: Archival Assistant, Time Based Media Collection
Institution/Organization Name: Carnegie Museum of Art
Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Pittsburgh, PA
Application Deadline: May 28, 2014

Carnegie Museum of Art’s Conservation Department seeks a full-time archival assistant to provide support for a grant-funded project to preserve and provide access to Carnegie Museum of Art’s time-based media collection, specifically focused on the photographic and paper documentation, correspondence, books, periodicals, and ephemera related to the collection. The extent of the collection is roughly 430 linear feet. The successful candidate will work with the senior research associate to determine a strategy for assessing, processing, and storing the paper and photo files, and will create inventories and finding aids for these materials. Digitally scan selected documents and help to develop and implement naming and storage guidelines for the digital files. The goal of the project is to have the entirety of the photo and paper files inventoried, documented, and stored in our archives for increased accessibility to museum staff and outside researchers.

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New York, NY: Oral History Processing Archivist, Brooklyn Historical Society

JOB POSTING

Oral History Processing Archivist at Brooklyn Historical Society

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Head of Collections Management and working closely with the Director of Oral History, the successful candidate will be responsible for processing, arranging, and describing the Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations (CBBG) oral history collection according to established project procedures and best practices for in-house and online access. CBBG is an oral history project and public programming series that examines the history and experiences of mixed-heritage people and families, cultural hybridity, race, ethnicity, and identity in the historically diverse borough of Brooklyn (http://cbbg.brooklynhistory.org/)

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