Greater Hudson — Part-Time Hudson Valley DHP Archivist

Greater Hudson announces a job opening for part-time Hudson Valley
Documentary Heritage Program (DHP) Regional Coordinator/Archivist. The
position, attached and described below, will be available as of January,

Please post or circulate to interested parties, and call or email Tema
Harnik, Executive Director ([
] or Dianne Macpherson ([ ] at 914.592.6726 for
additional information.

Job Opening:

Greater Hudson Heritage Network
NY State Documentary Heritage Program, Hudson Valley Region

Greater Hudson Heritage Network administers the Hudson Valley Region
Documentary Heritage Program. The DHP, a statewide program of the New York
State Archives, was established in 1988 to ensure the identification,
sound administration and accessibility of New York’s historical records.
The Hudson Valley DHP serves eight counties– Columbia, Dutchess, Greene,
Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan and Ulster – – from Greater Hudson’s
office in Elmsford, NY (Westchester Co.).

The DHP Regional Coordinator/Archivist helps develop and oversee the
services and activities designed to support historical records collections
in repositories in the Hudson Valley Region. These services include
on-site visits, workshops and roundtables, technical assistance and
advocacy efforts. This is a part time, grant-funded, consultant position,
9 days per month, in the field and based at/reporting to the Greater
Hudson Heritage Network office in Elmsford, NY.

Prepare annual program work plan, budget, mid-term and final reports with
Develop workshop/roundtable topics, venues, scheduling and faculty
Track registrations, prepare handouts, participate in DHP programs
Visit organizations throughout the region offering help with their
archival collections;
Prepare a brief report and site visit follow-up after
Respond to inquiries and requests for assistance (telephone,
Assist potential DHP Grant
Supervise regional archivist or consultants; review site visit and travel
reports Schedule and conduct 3 – 4 Advisory
Participate in statewide DHP Regional Archivists’ meeting in Albany or via
conference call
Manage DHP database;
Prepare quarterly newsletter (3 electronic, 1
Generate e-mail / postal program

Update Greater Hudson’s DHP web pages & manage DHP email

BA/BS degree or MLS degree with archives or museum studies concentration
(preferred) Knowledge of and/or previous archival or collections
management experience Excellent organization,
oral and written communication
skills Computer
literacy particularly with Microsoft Word, Excel and
FileMakerPro Ability to travel throughout
the 8-county region

Please email or send expressions of interest and CV or resume by Dec. 31,
2009 to

Tema Harnik, Executive Director
Greater Hudson Heritage Network
2199 Saw Mill River Road
Elmsford, NY 10523
Tel: 914.592.6726
Fax: 914.592.6946
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Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017

Peter Wosh

About Peter Wosh

Professor Wosh directs the program in Archives and Public History at NYU. Professor Wosh’s research has focused primarily on American religion, American institutional cultures, and archival management issues. His background includes work as an archivist in a variety of academic and nonprofit institutions, including: Director of Archives and Library Services, American Bible Society (1989-1994); Archivist/Records Manager, American Bible Society (1984-1989); University Archivist, Seton Hall University (1978-1984). He is the author of Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives: Archivists and Archival Records, with Menzi Behrnd-Klodt (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005); Covenant House: Journey of a Faith-Based Charity (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005); Spreading the Word: The Bible Business in Nineteenth-Century America (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994); The Diocesan Journal of Michael Augustine Corrigan, Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, 1872-1880 (Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1987); as well as articles in various archival, historical, and library journals. Professor Wosh’s current research involves editing the published writings of Waldo Gifford Leland, a pioneering archival theoretician, for the Archival Classics series published by the Society of American Archivists.

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