American Social History Project • Center for Media and Learning

Job Posting for GC students - CUNY Digital History Archive

Published January 14, 2016

The CUNY Digital History Archive (CDHA) is an open, participatory digital archive and portal that gives the CUNY community and the broader public online access to a range of materials related to the history of the City University of New York. The CDHA will conduct and collect oral history interviews as well as accept historical materials and records contributed by individuals whose lives, in diverse ways, have shaped, and been shaped, by CUNY. Faculty, staff, and students have fought to sustain CUNY's democratic mission and one of the goals of the CUNY Digital History Archive is to document and preserve the stories of those efforts. This project also involves coordination and collaboration with CUNY college libraries and archives that house significant historical collections and records related to CUNY's history.

The CUNY Digital History Archive is conducted under the auspices of the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning at the CUNY Graduate Center with the support of the Arthur P. Sloan Foundation. We currently have openings for part-time positions (5-12 hours/week) for Graduate Center students as well as student internships/residencies/fellowships. Applicants should have experience working collaboratively and be self-motivated, highly organized and detail oriented. We encourage students in history, political science, English, library sciences, urban education or other relevant disciplines to apply. It may be particularly beneficial if your own research relates, in any way, to the history of the university or public education. Must have good research and writing skills and/or strong technical/media skills. CDHA is programmed in Omeka and uses the Solr search engine.

Skills and Responsibilities may include:

• proof-read oral history transcriptions
• write introductory descriptions for historical documents
• research and enter metadata (sources, tags, subjects, etc.) for archival records
• organize and evaluate newly contributed items to the Archive and build collections

• scan images
• enhance CDHA website as needed
• digitize audio and video files from source tapes
• edit video and audio contributions to the CUNY Digital History Archive project

Salary range is $15 - $20/hour. 
Contact: Please email a cover letter and resume to Andrea Vásquez. No phone calls please.

Posting will remain open until positions are filled.
Graduate Center students are encouraged to apply.

ASHP/CML/CUNY is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/Americans with Disabilities Act employer.

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