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Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District | New York, NY
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Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District


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Published 11 days ago

July 15, 2020
July 9, 2020
$15 per hour

The Fifth Avenue Association archive consists of physical collections that document the organization’s work since its founding in 1907. It includes photographs, documents, publications, maps, audio/visual materials, and other assets that have been collected throughout the years and have not been digitized or organized yet. This position will be a part-time summer role for a college student or recent college graduate that will have to come into the Midtown office. The archivist will be responsible for archiving and collaborating with other departments to develop a digital asset management system to meet internal needs. Responsibilities include: scanning materials, documenting the archives and user training. This position supports the Marketing department.

Summary of Essential Job Functions:

• Catalog and digitize physical collections, including historic assets and audio/visual materials

• Develop and implement a digital asset system that serves as an institutional archive for the organization, while also managing assets that support content development and other communications efforts

• Catalog assets in an accurate, consistent, and timely manner

• Maintain clear metadata structures and keyword tags to optimize the digital asset management structure and ensure that assets are searchable by internal users

• Update and maintain documentation for asset management practices, including data structures and naming conventions

• Assist with archival research and special projects as needed

• Assist with management of storage of physical materials


Minimum Requirements:

• Be enrolled in an undergraduate program

• Have experience scanning fragile historic materials

• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

• Strong interpersonal skills, able to work with stakeholders across the organization

• Knowledge of various photographic media

• Excellent written and verbal communications

• Knowledge of Photoshop preferred

• Ability to lift 25 lbs.

• Knowledge about New York City history and preservation a plus

Salary: $15/hr, 20 hours per week

Fifth Avenue Association is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in its work and on its staff. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, experiences, orientations and communities to apply.

The Fifth Avenue Association archive consists of physical collections that document the organization’s work since its founding in 1907. It includes photographs, documents, publications, maps, audio/visual materials, and other assets that…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • Temporary

How to Apply

Please email your application to chloesilversmith@fifthavenue.nyc with the heading "Archivist - [Your Last Name]" by July 9th. This position is for immediate hire. Be sure to include your resume and a cover letter detailing why working for Fifth Avenue would be exciting to you. Thank you.

Please email your application to chloesilversmith@fifthavenue.nyc with the heading "Archivist - [Your Last Name]" by July 9th. This position is for immediate hire. Be sure to include…

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16 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022

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