The Preservation Archivist will administer and manage a preservation program
for the NYU Libraries' paper-based archives and special collections held in
the Fales Library, Tamiment Library, Wagner Labor Archives, and the University
Archives, as well as archives held in the Libraries' departmental libraries.
Will work with curators to identify preservation priorities and makes
decisions regarding appropriate preservation treatments for the collections.
Design and execute preservation assessments and surveys of archival
collections. Will collaborate as needed with NYU's Digital Library Technology
Services for preservation of paper, media and digital collections.
MLS or MA in history or related subject area with a certificate in archival
management. Graduate coursework in preservation and/or
Demonstrated professional accomplishments and a minimum of two years
professional working experience in archives and special collections.
Experience must include a minimum of two years' supervising staff. Must have
experience in developing, designing and carrying out condition surveys and
assessments, experience in preservation and collections care techniques, as
well as demonstrated skills in basic conservation treatments, such as simple
document repair, humidification and flattening , and mold remediation and
constructing custom made enclosures.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (include unique competencies,
certification, licenses, etc.): Knowledge of current preservation strategies
and standards for the care, handling and storage of special collections is
required. Deep understanding of archival theory and management and familiarity
with conservation ethics and methodology is required. Knowledge of current
developments within the archives, special collections, preservation and
conservation professions is expected. Ability to work independently and
collegially with a wide range of staff and in team environments. Must possess
excellent written and oral communication skills and show a commitment to
professional issues demonstrated through strong interest in local or national
committee work, research, or publication. Present strong project management,
analytical skills and problem solving abilities; knowledge of and experience
with MARC/EAD and DACS.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (include unique competencies,
certification, licenses, etc.): Preferred candidates will also have enhanced
computer skills and will be familiar with XML, MODS, METS, and the Archivists'
Toolkit and be proficient in web-based technology.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Projected Position Start Date:
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