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.