TAMIMENT LIBRARY/WAGNER LABOR ARCHIVES
Position Title: ARCHIVAL ASSISTANT
Number of positions available: 1
Hours: approximately 20 hours per week beginning in Summer 2010 with the possibility to continue into the Fall semester
Description of Responsibilities: The Tamiment Library/Wagner Labor Archives, located in Bobst Library, is seeking a graduate student to aid with processing the Communist Party, USA records. The student will assist the Archivist in a variety of tasks, though work will focus mainly on processing, arranging, and describing historical primary source materials. Work also includes some photocopying and word processing. The Tamiment Library/Wagner Labor Archives is a special collections library located in Bobst Library and is 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 and responsibly. Experience with primary source library research, processing archival collections, or an interest in U.S. history is desirable. Ability to lift heavy boxes is essential.
Comments: This is an excellent opportunity for a graduate student to experience working in the archival/library profession in an academic environment. The Archival Assistant will gain valuable practical experience in archival processing, arrangement, and description. It also offers a chance to learn more about the history of labor and radical movements by immersion in primary sources. Over time, the archival assistant will be called upon to exercise more independent judgment regarding these tasks.
Contact Information: Interested candidates should email a resume to:
CPUSA Processing Archivist
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