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|The Library & Archives of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies is seeking a skilled candidate for a 12-month project archivist position.
The Project Archivist will be responsible for the arrangement and description of nine collections (121 cubic feet) including the personal papers of activists, educators and scholars, and community-based records of organizations. This project is documenting educational and cultural movements within the Puerto Rican Community from 1952 to 2014 in New York City.
Appraisal and description of materials.
Weeding and inventorying of collections.
Writing, researching and editing finding aids, reports, Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and web content.
Supervising and training college assistant and/or work-study student for this project.
Working collaboratively with staff in a team environment on a variety of projects.
Masters in Library and Information Science, or equivalent degree, with a specialization in archival management.
Professional experience processing archival collections.
Demonstrated understanding of the principles of arrangement and description, and familiarity with archival standards, specifically DACS.
Ability to recognize archival preservation issues and to apply basic preservation techniques.
Knowledge of the history of Latino and/or Puerto Rican populations and communities in the US.
Working knowledge of both English and Spanish languages.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Strong organization and time-management skills; attention to accuracy and detail is essential.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Access and also Encoded Archival Description (EAD).
Additional Salary Information: Compensation is commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will work 19 hours per week, Monday-Friday between 9:00am-5:00pm
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About Center for Puerto Rican Studies
Centro is a research institute that is dedicated to the study and interpretation of the Puerto Rican experience in the United States and that produces and disseminates relevant interdisciplinary research. Centro also collects, preserves, and provides access to library resources documenting Puerto Rican history and culture. We seek to link scholarship to social action and policy debates and to contribute to the betterment of our community and enrichment of Puerto Rican studies