The Rockefeller Archive Center is seeking a recent college graduate to join its Collections Management team as an Archival Assistant. The primary duties of this position will be to assist with accessioning, including the preparation of inventories, and with vault and location management. Other duties may relate to preservation, donor requests, and reference services. This position is full-time, paid on an hourly basis, and reports to the Assistant Director, Head of Collections Management.
Minimally, the candidate must possess a B.A. degree with a major in a relevant field. The candidate must be able to work on multiple projects and possess the ability to adjust to frequent changes and reprioritizations. The candidate must be detail-oriented, professional and willing to learn and take on new projects as assigned. Excellent written, verbal, analytical, time management, organizational and interpersonal skills are required. The candidate must possess a willingness and desire to take initiative. Familiarity with Microsoft Office and computer applications preferred.
The Rockefeller Archive Center, an operating foundation with its own substantial endowment, is an independent archive and research center dedicated to the study of philanthropy and the diverse domains it shapes. It was established in 1974 to assemble, preserve, and make accessible the records of the Rockefeller family and the foundations and nonprofits established by the family, including the Rockefeller Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Rockefeller University. Today, the Center's growing holdings include materials from numerous foundations, including the Ford Foundation and the Commonwealth Fund, as well as from many nonprofit organizations. It is also a major repository for the personal papers of leaders of the philanthropic community, Nobel Prize laureates, and world-renowned investigators in science and medicine.
Located 20 miles north of New York City in Westchester County on a former Rockefeller estate, the Archive Center is easily accessible from major highways and by train on the Metro-North Hudson Line. The Rockefeller Archive Center is an equal opportunity employer. The Center is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.
To apply, please send a letter explaining your interest in the position and qualifications along with a resume via email or mail to:
The Rockefeller Archive Center is a repository of historic documents in a wide variety of media and a research center dedicated to the study of philanthropy and the diverse domains shaped by philanthropy. The Center was established in 1974 to assemble, preserve, and make accessible the records of the Rockefeller family and their wide-ranging philanthropic endeavors (including the Rockefeller Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Rockefeller University). Today, the Center’s growing holdings include materials from numerous non-Rockefeller foundations and nonprofit organizations, making it a premier center for research on philanthropy and civil society. It is also a major repository for the personal papers of leaders of the philanthropic community, Nobel Prize laureates, and world-renowned investigators in science and medicine. Through the scholars it serves and the broader community it reaches with its publications, workshops, and symposia, the Center is a vital resource for research and public dialogue on the contributions of philanthropy to the well-being of people throughout the world.The Center sponsors research grants for scholars who wish to use the collections, as wel...l as workshops, seminars and conferences related to the major subject areas of the collections. The Center's programs have a special focus on philanthropy and philanthropic foundations. The Center’s collections contain over 115 million pages of documents, over 900,000 photographs, over 6,000 films, approximately 18,000 reels of microfilm, over 10 terabytes of digital information in our digital repository, and 6,000 architectural drawings, maps, and posters. Since its opening in 1974, more than 5,000 scholars have visited the Center to conduct research for books, articles, dissertations, and films in a wide variety of fields.The Center is located in Hillcrest, a home of Westchester County field stone built for Martha Baird Rockefeller (1895-1971), the second wife of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (1874-1960). The house was designed by Mott B. Schmidt and was completed in 1963. Mrs. Rockefeller personally planned the furnishings of the house, but advancing age and illness prevented her from living in it. After her death, the house was given to the Rockefeller Brothers Fund as part of her residual estate. In March 1974 the Rockefeller Brothers Fund gave the house and the surrounding 24 acres of grounds for use as the Rockefeller Archive Center. The Center provides work space for both researchers and staff and includes a few rooms where Rockefeller memorabilia are on display.