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Project Archivist – part time, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, CUNY, NYC, NY


Schedule: Mon-Friday, 19-20 hours work week
Start Date: Available immediately
Closing Date: Open until filled
Compensation: $25/Hour

Assignments & Supervision:
Primary assignment would be to process recently acquired collections, creation of detailed inventories, transfer of materials to archival boxes, and implementation of preservation protocols.  Work assignments may vary depending upon library and archival project needs. Work under the supervision of Library Manager and may oversee the work of college assistants for specific projects.

The Project Archivist is responsible for the arrangement and description of personal papers and records of organizations in Centro Archives holdings.

  • Implement “More Product, Less Process” collection processing
  • Appraisal and description of materials.
  • Weeding and inventorying of collections.
  • Writing, researching and editing finding aids, reports, Encoded Archival Description
  • (EAD) and web content.
  • Supervising and training college assistant and/or work-study student for this project.
  • Working collaboratively with staff in a team environment on a variety of projects.


  • Masters in Library and Information Science, or equivalent degree, with a specialization in archival management.
  • Professional experience processing archival collections.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles of arrangement and description, and
  • familiarity with archival standards, specifically DACS.
  • Ability to recognize archival preservation issues and to apply basic preservation
  • techniques.
  • Knowledge of the history of Latino and/or Puerto Rican populations and communities in the US is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of both English and Spanish languages.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Strong organization and time-management skills; attention to accuracy and detail is essential.

How to apply:

To apply: Forward cover letter, resume and contact information for 2 professional references via email to Aníbal Arocho, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY at [email protected] The subject line of the email should read: Project Archivist.

About the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College
The Center for Puerto Rican Studies is a research institute dedicated to the study and interpretation of the Puerto Rican experience in the United States, producing and disseminating relevant interdisciplinary research. Centro also collects preserves and provides access to library and archival resources documenting Puerto Rican history and heritage. We seek to link scholarship to social action and policy debates, and to contribute to the betterment of our community and enrichment of Puerto Rican Studies.

Hunter College, located in the heart of Manhattan, is the largest college in the City University of New York.