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REPORTS TO: Director of the Library Digital Program
New-York Historical Society, a preeminent educational and research institution, is home to both New York City’s oldest museum and to one of the nation’s most distinguished independent research libraries. N-YHS is dedicated to presenting exhibitions and public programs, and fostering research that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. Founded in 1804, its holdings cover four centuries of American history, and include one of the world’s greatest collections of books, manuscripts, graphic materials, historical artifacts, and American art documenting the history of the United States as seen through the prism of New York.
JOB SUMMARY: The New-York Historical Society is seeking an Offsite Collections Assistant to help manage the receipt, tracking, delivery, and return of collections that are stored offsite. Working closely with the Collections Management Librarian, the Offsite Collections Assistant will also prepare collections that have been designated for future offsite storage and undertake other collection projects.
The position is part-time, up to 24 hours per week according to an agreed-upon schedule
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
The position requires lifting and carrying of boxes (up to 40 pounds), retrieving boxes from shelving units, pushing and pulling fully-loaded book carts, and frequent stooping and reaching.
COMPENSATION: $20 per hour
The New-York Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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