Job Posting: Digital Curatorial Assistant, New York Public Library

The New York Public Library seeks an extremely organized, detail-oriented person to serve as the Library’s Digital Curatorial Assistant.   The successful candidate will work with the Jerome Robbins Dance Division to make accessible thousands of videotapes of unique and original dance documentation

Other responsibilities will include:

  • To arrange for the shipment of material to and from the labs
  • Update catalogue records
  • Fill out the metadata spreadsheets
  • Locate and retrieve masters from off-site storage
  • Arrange for long-term storage after digitization
Minimum Qualifications:
  • BA/BS required, (JD, MLS or another Master’s Degree preferred)
  • Extremely organized, detail-oriented, meticulous, analytical individual
  • Willingness to be proactive and to solve problems independently
  • Facility with entering information into databases
  • Ability to work independently on large, complex projects
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to organize large bodies of information effectively and to distinguish relevant from irrelevant issues
  • Good judgment and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of copyright law.
  • Commitment to the Library’s programs and mission
  • Knowledge of XML standards used by Digital Humanities/Digital Libraries projects (TEI/EAD) preferred
  • Experience clearing rights for digital projects preferred

More information and application:

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