Job opportunity: Project Archivists, LaGuardia & Wagner Archives

Long Island City, NY: PT Project Archivists, LaGuardia & Wagner Archives

Application Deadline: September 20, 2021

Years of experience required: 0-2

The LaGuardia and Wagner Archives was established in 1982 to collect, preserve, and make available primary materials documenting the social and political history of New York City. The Archives serves a broad array of researchers: journalists, students, scholars, exhibit planners and policy makers examining the history of Greater New York. The Archives also produces public programs exploring that history

The LaGuardia and Wagner Archives seeks to hire two part-time (hourly) Project Archivists to perform the following duties:
-Under the supervision of the Archivist, assist with the accessioning of records from outgoing New York City Council Members, including selecting, boxing, and moving records.
-Arrange, describe and preserve archival materials in a variety of formats.
-Perform preservation work as needed.
-Perform various clerical, administrative, and/or other tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
-High School diploma or GED

Qualifications:
-Demonstrated knowledge of current archival and/or records management practices.
-Ability to collaborate as part of a team as well as work independently.
-Ability to lift and move boxes up to 40 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Demonstrated experience processing and/or accessioning complex archival collections.
-Knowledge of digital file formats and digital preservation concerns.
-Bachelor’s Degree.
-Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access).
-Basic knowledge of New York City politics and/or political history.

Please email a cover letter and resume to David Mezick: dmezick@lagcc.cuny.edu