TAMIMENT LIBRARY/WAGNER LABOR ARCHIVES
Position Title: ARCHIVAL ASSISTANT
Number of positions available: 1
Hours: Beginning around September 15, 2009; 12â20 hours per week.
Description of Responsibilities: The Tamiment Library/Wagner Labor Archives, located in Bobst Library, is seeking a graduate student to work partâtime. The student will assist archivists in a variety of tasks, including organizing and processing historical primary source materials (paper documents as well as photographs and graphic materials) and assisting researchers; work also includes filing, photocopying, and word processing. The Tamiment Library/Wagner Labor Archives is a special collection in Bobst Library devoted to trade-union history and the history of radical political movements in the United States.
Skills Required: Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, and the ability to work efficiently, intelligently, and responsibly. Experience with primary source library research is desirable. Ability to lift heavy boxes and interest in U.S. history (radical, labor, womenâs or ethnic history in particular) is essential.
Comments: This is an excellent opportunity for a student interested in history to gain experience in a history-related profession and in a pleasant collegial atmosphere. It also offers a chance to learn more about the history of labor and radical movements by immersion in primary sources. While much of the work is routine and clerical in nature, the materials and subject matter are of great interest. The student will learn and gain familiarity with the principles and practice of archival processing, arrangement and description. Over time, the archival assistant will be called upon to exercise more independent judgment regarding these tasks.
Contact Information: Interested candidates should email, fax, or hand-deliver a resume to:
Peter Filardo (Tamiment Archivist): firstname.lastname@example.org // 212-998-2639 // fax 212-995-4225.
Tamiment Library / 70 Washington Square South / New York, NY 10012.
The Tamiment Library is a special collection located on the 10th floor of Bobst Library.
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Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
New York University
53 Washington Square South
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017