Coordinator, Archive, Story Corps

Job Title: Coordinator, Archive
Department: Recording & Archive
Division: Program
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Reports to: Manager, Recording & Archive
Status: Full-time, Regular, Exempt

Position Overview

The Archive Coordinator is a critical member of the Recording & Archive Department, which is responsible for overseeing the technical aspects of StoryCorps’ recording process and for assuring the integrity and accessibility of StoryCorps’ Archive. The Archive Coordinator works directly with the Community Outreach department to deliver materials to community partners, and plays a role in the development of new community partnerships. The Archive Coordinator also assists in the supervision of Recording & Archive interns and volunteers.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Coordinate formation of community archive partnerships with organizations across the country; carry out assembly and delivery of materials
In collaboration with Recording & Archive Department, development and document procedures and best practices for recording and archiving StoryCorps interviews
Work closely with Archive team on the implementation of a comprehensive content management system to store and disseminate StoryCorps interviews
Assist in the training of new staff on archival processes, data entry, audio recording and photography
Organize and perform quality assurance checks on the StoryCorps Archive, including all physical and digital interview materials and electronic databases
Assist in the supervision of Recording & Archive interns and volunteers
Perform other duties to support the Recording & Archive department, as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Qualifications


Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies or Archival Studies, or equivalent relevant work experience
Experience working in Mac OS platform, as well as proficiency in FileMaker Pro and Microsoft Office Suite
Demonstrated ability to function exceptionally in a rapidly growing and fast-paced work environment and deal effectively with numerous simultaneous requirements
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, in a team-based environment
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Belief and interest in the mission of StoryCorps.

Fluency in written and spoken Spanish (strongly preferred)
Experience working in digital media archives (strongly preferred)
Familiarity with digital audio and photography techniques
Experience conducting outreach into underserved communities
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to employment@storycorps.organd include your last name and “Coordinator, Archive” in the subject line. Include both documents as attachments entitled “YourNameLetter” and “YourNameResume.” In your cover letter, please tell us how you found out about this opportunity and whether you have applied for a position at StoryCorps in the past. The deadline for applications is December 31, 2010. No calls please.

Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
Room 503
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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