Project Archivist – (Part-Time) Center for Puerto Rican Studies – New York, NY

Assignments:
Primary assignment would be to process recently acquired collections, creation of detailed inventories, transfer of materials to archival boxes, and implementation of preservation protocols. Work assignments may vary depending upon library and archival project needs.

Responsibilities:
The Project Archivist is responsible for the arrangement and description of personal papers and records of organizations in Centro Archives holdings.
• Implement “More Product, Less Process” collection processing
• Appraisal and description of materials.
• Weeding and inventorying of collections.
• Writing, researching and editing finding aids, reports, Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and web content.
• Supervising and training college assistant and/or work-study student for this project.
• Working collaboratively with staff in a team environment on a variety of projects.

Qualifications:
• Masters in Library and Information Science, or equivalent degree, with a specialization in archival management.
• Professional experience processing archival collections.
• Demonstrated understanding of the principles of arrangement and description, and familiarity with archival standards, specifically DACS.
• Ability to recognize archival preservation issues and to apply basic preservation
techniques.
• Knowledge of the history of Latino and/or Puerto Rican populations and communities in the US is preferred.
• Working knowledge of both English and Spanish languages.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
• Strong organization and time-management skills; attention to accuracy and detail is essential.

To apply: Forward cover letter, resume and contact information for 2 professional references via email to Aníbal Arocho, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY at aa3260@hunter.cuny.edu The subject line of the email should read: Project Archivist.

About Melody Rood

Student Success & Open Education Librarian / Assistant Professor at UNC-Greensboro