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Archivist - Central Park Conservancy

Archivist - Central Park Conservancy

The Archivist is responsible for organizing, developing, and maintaining organizational resources and collections to support the work of the organization as well as better facilitate broader access to resources on Central Park.  The Archivist focuses on the creation of a digital photo library, which includes contemporary and historic photographs, as well as the cataloging and organization of physical collections and the development of additional resources. 

Position Responsibilities: 

Job duties include, but are not limited to:

Create and maintain digital access management system for photos, including editing, cataloguing, developing policies for use, and training CPC staff. 

Develop strategies for adding resources to the DAM and working with various departments to assess their archive needs. 

Catalogue and archive various physical collections and create resources that facilitate their broader access. 

Train and supervise interns and other assistants (volunteers, PDC staff) for various archive projects. 

Assist CPC staff in image research and obtaining image rights from other institutions for exhibits, books, and other special projects. 


Position Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.

Strong understanding of and experience with collections and cataloguing of digital resources.

Experience with project management.

Flexible, attentive to detail, organized.

Able to work independently and on teams to meet deadlines.

Understanding of the importance of urban parks to healthy and vibrant cities and interest in furthering this notion.

Excellent administrative, analytical, research, and writing skills.

Excellent oral and written communications.

Schedule:

This is a regular, full-time position (exempt)

Safety Requirements

Establishment and maintenance of a safe work environment is the shared responsibility of this organization and employees at every level. The Conservancy will make every effort to assure a safe environment and be in compliance with federal, state, and local safety regulations.  Employees are expected to obey safety rules and to exercise caution in all their work activities.  Accordingly, employees should be aware of any hazards, which could cause an injury or accident (e.g., spills, obstacles in walkways, etc.).  If an employee discovers a potentially dangerous condition, he/she should alert other employees and notify his/her supervisor immediately.

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