New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC) Web Archiving Technician

Post Date:
March 7, 2022

 

Part-time

14 hours per week.

Compensation

$20.00 per hour

At the Frick Collection we pride ourselves on promoting an open and welcoming workplace culture that supports diversity and work-life balance. The Frick strives to provide our employees with competitive salaries and exceptional benefits in a beautiful and pleasant work setting while providing an excellent opportunity to appreciate some of the world’s finest works of art.

The Frick complies with New York City’s Executive Order 225 and requires all employees and interns be fully vaccinated and to have received booster vaccines against the virus that causes COVID 19.

Benefits in Employment with the Frick Collection

Part-time employees accrue sick leave up to 56 hours/year in accordance with the New York City Earned Sick Time Act.

Paid Time-Off: part-time employees receive paid time-off when they are scheduled to work on holidays the museum is closed to the public. These include New Year's Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Martin Luther King Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. We also provide part-time employees with bereavement and paid parental leave.

Retirement: The Frick supports all employees in planning for retirement by offering participation in a Tax Deferred Savings Plan – 403(b) and a defined benefit pension plan.

Wellness Programs at the Frick include an Employee Assistance Plan, a discount on Citi Bike memberships and a discount on bike helmets.

Meal discount: When employees are working onsite, they may access a discount on food pickup or delivery through Seamless/Grubhub.

Position Summary

Using Archive-It and other tools, the Technician will assist in building and refining web-based collections, perform quality control, and participate in cataloging of web resources. As a member of the NYARC web archiving team, the Technician will work remotely.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Use Archive-It and other tools to contribute to the NYARC web archive collections
  • Perform quality assurance review of WARC (Web ARChive format) files
  • Create bibliographic records of web resources using OCLC Connexion
  • Create and update administrative records
  • Provide written reports and evaluations as requested

Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in library or archives; experience with web archiving tools and techniques; knowledge of scholarly literature of art history; coursework/training in metadata

  • Enrollment in an accredited Master’s Degree program in Library/Information Science, Art History, or related discipline
  • Demonstrated interest in web archiving and metadata creation in a research library or comparable environment
  • General knowledge of software applications supporting integrated access to online collections and associated technologies
  • Knowledge of current trends and emerging technologies in web archiving
  • Demonstrated organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with other team members in a virtual and consortial environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to meet deadlines

Background

Opened to the public in 1935, The Frick Collection is a world-renowned art museum consisting of more than 1,500 works of art from the ninth to the nineteenth centuries displayed in the intimate surroundings of the former home of Pittsburgh industrialist Henry Clay Frick. It is considered one of the world's most perfect museums and the residence is one of New York City’s few remaining Gilded Age mansions. The Frick welcomes nearly 300,000 visitors a year to its tranquil mansion on the Upper East Side, encouraging visitors to closely observe, reflect, and engage with its esteemed collection.

The Frick Art Reference Library, founded by Mr. Frick’s daughter, Helen Clay Frick, in 1920, is an internationally recognized research library that serves as one of the world's most complete resources for the study of Western art. Our entire staff ensures that the resources of The Frick Collection are made accessible and inviting to “all persons whomsoever,” in accordance with the wishes of the museum’s founder.

The Frick has moved into its temporary home in the former Whitney Museum Breuer building at 75th Street and Madison Avenue, Frick Madison, while renovations are undertaken to the newer parts of the building at 1 East 70th Street. We provide training on best practices for protecting oneself and colleagues during a pandemic while always providing the highest quality customer service.

Application Process

To apply, send cover letter and resume to:

Web Archiving Lead
jobs@frick.org (include “Web Archiving Technician ” in subject line of email)

Frick Madison
30 East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021

No phone calls please.

Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at The Collection, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, alienage or citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, military status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other protected characteristic as established by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.