Assignments & Supervision:
Working under the supervision of the Digital Archivist, the primary assignments would be to add item level metadata and media files to object records as part of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant. Work assignments may vary depending upon project needs.
- Add item level metadata to digital objects for access and discovery in Centro’s content management system.
- Conduct research using CENTRO Library & Archives resources as needed to enhance item metadata.
- Process digital images for preservation and access.
- Work collaboratively with staff in a team environment on a variety of projects.
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. centropr.hunter.cuny.edu
To apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for 2 professional references; for any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Masters in Library and Information Science, or equivalent degree, with a specialization in archival management.
- Knowledge of archival encoding and descriptive standards (EAD, METS, MODS, Dublin Core, DACS, etc.)
- Ability to work independently, exercise sound judgment, and interpret and apply policies and procedures.
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
- Strong organization and time-management skills; attention to accuracy and detail is essential.
- 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.
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About the Research Foundation
The Research Foundation of The City University of New York (RFCUNY) was established as a not-for-profit educational corporation chartered by the State of New York in 1963. RFCUNY supports CUNY faculty and staff in identifying and obtaining external support (pre-award) from government and private sponsors and is responsible for the administration of all such funded programs (post-award).
RFCUNY stands between CUNY’s principal investigators (PIs) and the sponsors who support them and strives to fulfill its essential responsibilities to both groups. Working closely with individual PIs and Grants Officers on the campuses, RFCUNY oversees employment, accounting, audit, reporting, purchasing, and special responsibilities that include management of a planned giving program; liaison with governmental agencies and foundations; negotiation of agreements; facility construction and renovation; protection and commercialization of intellectual property; and compliance with applicable standards in research involving human subjects, animal care, environmental and radiological safety, and conflicts of interest.
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Center for Puerto Rican Studies
$45,500.00 - $55,000.00
Aug 03, 2023 (Or Until Filled)