The Samuel J. Wood Library and the C.V. Starr Biomedical Information Center is seeking a Technical Services Archivist who will oversee all aspects of collection management in the Medical Center Archives of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine. Reporting to the Head of the Medical Center Archives, the Technical Services Archivist will be responsible for accessioning, processing, and preservation of archival material in accordance with professional best practices, and for the implementation and maintenance of a new collection management system. The Technical Services Archivist also shares in reference and outreach responsibilities, and manages the department in the absence of the Head.
The Medical Center Archives collects, organizes, and preserves the records of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine dating to 1771, and makes these materials available for use by students, faculty, staff, and the general public. The Medical Center Archives is at an exciting point in its history as we prepare for an upcoming 250th anniversary celebrating the founding of the second oldest hospital in the country. The Technical Services Archivist will have opportunities to spearhead new initiatives in modernizing the repository’s collection management practices, participate in priority-setting and decision-making processes, and collaborate with colleagues. The successful candidate will participate in an organization that champions teamwork, diversity, and mentorship.
Collection management experience is required, including a demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging digital technologies and their integration into an institutional workflow. We are seeking a self-motivated candidate with strong project management skills and an ability to prioritize the various responsibilities this position entails.
Candidates must have the ability to meet requirements for appointment at the academic rank of Assistant or Associate Archivist, including a record of professional achievement in research, scholarship, and service. Salary, while negotiable, is commensurate with experience.
A complete job description can be found at https://library.weill.cornell.edu/about-us/staff/career-opportunities-and-internships. Interested parties are encouraged to send a cover letter and CV to the search committee at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Technical Services Archivist, Medical Center Archives” in the subject line by August 31, 2020.