Areas of Responsibility

The BNYDC Archives collects, organizes, and preserves the corporate records and assets of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, as well as material relating to the history of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The Archives makes this material accessible and provides research support to any interested persons who seek to evaluate the impact of Brooklyn Navy Yard and BNYDC activities on the history of Brooklyn’s social, cultural, and economic development.

The BNYDC Archives seeks an intern to participate in a large scale digitization and cataloging project. Under the supervision of the BNYDC Archivist, the intern will assist in processing a collection containing architectural and engineering plans from the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s history. The intern will arrange and inventory plans currently housed in flat file cabinets. In addition, the intern is expected to scan and catalog plans in the Archives’ digital asset management system, hosted by CollectiveAccess.

  • Arrange fragile architectural drawings, using preservation techniques
  • Scan drawings, as applicable
  • Catalog digital surrogates, using workflow devised by the Archivist, into Archives’ DAM system
  • Update flat file inventory
  • Create DACS-compliant finding aid

Qualifications

  • Must be currently enrolled in a graduate program in Library and Information Science with a concentration in archives
  • Excellent organizational, writing, and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task
  • Ability to bend, reach, and lift boxes or volumes weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • completion of significant archival description courses preferred
  • Demonstrated experience working with CMS and DAM systems preferred
  • Familiarity with DACS and with the use and application of standardized vocabularies preferred
  • Understanding of design, engineering, and utility plans preferred

Salary

  • $15 per hour
  • 3 flexible days per week Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm; 21 hours per week

Submit resume and cover letter to recruit@bnydc.org

BNYDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.