Project Archives Assistant
Whitney Museum of American Art - New York, NY

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Whitney Museum of American Art

(New York NY)
The Frances Mulhall Achilles Library, Whitney Museum of American Art, seeks a candidate to fill a part-time, grant-funded position for a Project Archives Assistant who will follow the Whitney’s established policies and procedures for processing archives.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: •

Processing institutional archives (materials include paper documents, photographs, and varied ephemera) and apply appropriate professional standards following DACS rules; •

Have a high level of understanding and experience using Archivists’ Toolkit ™(AT), for data entry; •

Train and supervise interns to work with AT; •

Create finding aids •

Respond to archives reference questions both in-person and remotely from both Museum staff and outside researchers •

Able to lift 40 lb. boxes

Requirements: MLS or MLIS degree; archives certificate preferred; experience using Archivists’ Toolkit™ is a must, Encoded Archival Description, XML and familiar with MARC/AMC, DACS and VRA standards; strong written and verbal communication, people, and organizational skills.

If interested, please email your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to:

EOE. No Calls Please.


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