Graduate Student Position: Condition Survey Assistant
2 positions available
Position Description: The Barbara Goldsmith Preservation and Conservation Department in Bobst Library is looking for assistants to help with a library-wide condition survey of the archival collections held at Bobst Library’s special collections repositories. The purpose of the survey is to collect quantitative condition data on all aspects of our collections and the various formats of material housed within them.
Position Duties: Working in a team of two, the Survey Assistant performs duties related to the physical inspection of archival collections held at Bobst Library’s special collections repositories. Assistants will record condition information in an Access database and are responsible for proper handling and care of collections while performing the survey. Assistant must be prepared to lift 40 lb boxes when necessary and work with unique and/or fragile materials.
Qualifications: Graduate students enrolled in NYU programs (including part-time or dual-degree) preferred. Experience surveying archival or special collection material, or experience with other types of surveying and data recording, is preferred but not required. Previous experience doing research or actual work experience in an archival repository is preferred. Ideal candidates are highly motivated and able to focus on the task at hand for an extended length of time. Must be detail-oriented with effective written and verbal communication skills. Exceptional candidates enrolled in NYU undergraduate programs will be considered.
Requirements: Email resume and brief cover letter as *attachments.* Please provide work availability, explain relevant experience and interest in position. Please provide contact information for at least three professional references (can be from non-archives related jobs) at the end of your resume.
Schedule: Beginning Fall 2010 semester. 20 hrs/week maximum.
Contact: Jennifer Waxman, Preservation Archivist. Email resumes and cover letter as *attachments* to firstname.lastname@example.org . Interviews will begin as soon as possible.
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