Archival Technician, The Garden Conservancy

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The Garden Conservancy is the nation’s leading national nonprofit dedicated to saving and sharing outstanding American gardens for the education and inspiration of the public. Headquartered in Garrison, New York, the Conservancy helps new and emerging public gardens become community-based public resources and established public gardens manage both natural and manmade challenges to their survival. The Conservancy shares distinctive gardens and ideas with the public through garden-study tours, educational programs, and Open Days, America’s only national garden visitation program. In everything it does, the Conservancy champions the vital role gardens play in our shared culture, history, and quality of life.

The Garden Conservancy’s Archival Documentation Program requires a temporary and project based Archival Technician for 10 -20 hours a week to consolidate, process, preserve, digitize, and store the archival collections of the Garden Conservancy. Project specificity and scope may change based upon the needs of the collection and/or project management oversight Responsibilities will include following:

  • Processing, inventorying, and storing archival collection
  • Sourcing archival supplies as needed, to include handling invoice submission, order processing, and shipping under the oversight of the project manager
  • Assigning archival labeling and nomenclature systems to facilitate the sleeving and housing of collection(s)
  • Creation of a digital archival collection catalog
  • Implementation of collection inventory and finding aids in multi-media formatting (paper, audio-visual, digital)
  • Performing basic administrative level tasks as needed, including scanning, uploading, filing and copying
  • Researching and compiling additional archival or collection information as directed
  • Performing necessary preservation and conservation care for collection(s) as needed

Regional travel will be required as needed to obtain materials stored off-site. This position will report to Garden Conservancy preservation department staff and/or possibly a contracted project manager.

Qualifications include: Ability to commit 10 -20 hours per week for a minimum of six months; Computer proficiency, specifically with MS Office programs, scanning, and digitization methods; Highly organized person with experience in archival collections management; Knowledge of and a strong interest in garden design and history; Preservation and conservation skill set desired, to include basic document and photographical care; Independent, creative individual with strong organizational skills; Digital film editing a plus; Museum, library, gallery, or archival background preferred. Compensation is $20/hour.

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(865) 630-0626

(865) 630-0626