Archival Processing Clerk
The Local History & Genealogy Division of the Rochester Public Library (Rochester, NY) is seeking a candidate for a temporary part-time consulting job as an Archival Processing Clerk. The successful candidate will be responsible for processing, arranging, and describing four collections totaling 75 cubic feet that document the history of significant Rochester-area organizations whose mission involved social reform and activism. Work will be performed according to professional archival standards under the supervision of the Librarian/Archivist. The final deliverables will be a comprehensive finding aid and a MARC record, created in Archivists’ Toolkit, for each collection.
The ideal candidate for the position will have either 1) Proven job experience working in an archives, or 2) At minimum, successfully completed two college-level archives or records management courses and a practicum as part of a Library or Archives preparation program. Candidates must have the ability to work independently. Understanding of basic archival preservation practices and strong organizational and communication skills are required. Preference will be given to those candidates with experience arranging and describing collections. Experience with Archivists’ Toolkit is desirable.
Salary & Benefits:
The successful candidate will be hired as an independent consultant for a period of 20 to 30 hours per week for a 12- to 18-week period ending no later than June 30, 2014. Compensation will be at a rate of $18 per hour, not to exceed a total of $6,480 (360 hours). The candidate will work as an independent contractor and will submit an invoice for payment every two to four weeks.
How to Apply:
Please forward a cover letter, resume, and finding aid sample to Cheri Crist (firstname.lastname@example.org).