Employment Opportunity: DHPSNY Archives Specialist
The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) is seeking an Archives Specialist for our Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York (DHPSNY) Program. Under the general guidance of the DHPSNY Program Manager, the DHPSNY Archives Specialist contributes to the mission of DHPSNY through implementation of educational programs, archival needs assessments, outreach, and information services to libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and other organizations throughout New York State. This position is a part of a collaborative effort that makes it necessary to be highly engaged with the DHPSNY team.
DHPSNY is a program of the New York State Department of Education with services provided by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts. The position is located in the Philadelphia office of CCAHA with frequent travel to New York State and is guaranteed through March 2021 with the potential for renewal.
- Conducts on-site archival needs assessments with written reports for libraries, archives, museums, and other organizations with historic and/or cultural collections throughout New York State.
- Develops, presents, and organizes educational programs and workshops.
- Presents lectures and prepares both in-person and webinar programs for professional and lay audiences to promote awareness of archival and preservation concerns and practices.
- Provides technical information via telephone, e-mail, and in print on archival and preservation topics.
- Maintains familiarity with archival and preservation literature. Assists in updating and expanding the range of technical literature available through CCAHA. May also be called upon to write articles for publication.
- Participates in conferences and other archival activities on a local, regional, and national level.
Qualifications include training in and a thorough understanding of archival theory, practice, and standards; practical knowledge of archival policies and procedures; experience with archival processing; knowledge of preservation principles, practice, and issues; experience in conducting and writing archival and preservation assessments for cultural institutions; talent in teaching and public speaking; excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills; ability to work independently; MLS (or equivalent) with a concentration in archival management, and a minimum of two years experience working in an archival setting.
Send letter of application, resume, writing sample (archival/preservation assessment if relevant), and three references via email with the subject line “DHPSNY Archives Specialist Application” to: Ms. Anastasia Matijkiw, DHPSNY Program Manager, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, firstname.lastname@example.org. Position is open until filled.