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Senior Archival Processing Clerk, City of Rochester

Position Summary:
The City of Rochester, NY, is seeking a candidate for a temporary part-time consulting job as a Senior Archival Processing Clerk. The successful candidate will be responsible for processing (removing staples and paperclips, unfolding pages, etc.), arranging, describing, and rehousing record series and collections totaling 240 cubic feet according to proposed standards and schemes under the day-to-day supervision of the City Historian. This work will be accomplished with the assistance of a Junior Archival Processing Clerk and two student interns; the successful candidate for Senior Archival Processing Clerk will be responsible for coordinating and supervising their work. The final deliverable will be a comprehensive finding aid including series, subseries, and collection descriptions, box and folder lists, and MARC records, for each of the records series and collections in the Office of the City Historian.

Candidates for the position will need to have proven job experience working in an archives or records management facility. An understanding of basic archival preservation practices and strong organizational and communication skills are required. Preference will be given to those candidates with experience arranging and describing large and complex collections. Successful candidates must also be able to demonstrate an ability to work independently and to supervise junior staff.

Compensation and Term of Employment:
The successful candidate will be hired as an independent consultant for 22.5 hours per week for a 24-week period (not to exceed 540 hours) commencing January 1, 2014, and ending no later than June 30, 2014. Compensation will be at a rate of $20 per hour. The candidate will work as an independent contractor and will submit an invoice for payment every two to four weeks.

Application process:
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and sample finding aid (including box and folder lists) by the due date of Dec. 5, 2013, to City Historian Christine L. Ridarsky, or 115 South Ave., Rochester, NY 14604-1896.

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