Student Assistant, Cataloging Media Archives & Research, Federal Work Studys

The New School
May 01, 2023
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Position Title: Student Assistant, Cataloging Media Archives & Research, Federal Work Studys Requisition Number: 0406073146 Location New York City Position Type: Student Department: Provost/Provost's Office Responsibilities:

The Institute on Race, Power and Political Economy (The Institute) at The New School was founded in 2021 to advance research on structural inequality and identify groundbreaking ways to promote equity. The Institute examines the intersections of race, power, social stratification, and political economy, with the aim of promoting economic and racial justice. In a short time, The Institute has established itself as a prominent research center in this area.

The Student Assistant will work with the Creative Programming Director and under the direction of a renowned Social Justice Museum Director (and faculty member at The New School), to catalog media archives. The archives include films, podcasts, papers, and film memorabilia. The position is great for a student who is interested in social justice film studies and/or those who may be interested in library science and archiving. Other duties may include filmography research.

The New School is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and particularly seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups, as well as candidates who share this commitment.


Responsibilities include cataloging media archives (format will be provided). The archives include films, podcasts, papers, and film memorabilia. Other responsibilities include scanning memorabilia into a digital format.


On-Campus Position – Employees in this position are expected to work on- campus during regularly scheduled work hours due to the nature of the work being that which is not feasible, or not in the best interest of the organization, to be performed remotely.

Hourly Rate: $18 per hour

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled at The New School and granted Federal Work Study
  • Ability to work reliably at least 10-15 hours per week
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work independently
  • Strong communication skills and able to take a proactive approach with work
  • Must be punctual and dependable
  • Ability to adhere to University COVID-19 Policy and requirements
  • Preferred Qualifications: Job Family: Office of the Provost Posting Date: 01/17/2023 Closing Date: 05/01/2023 Open Until Filled No

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  • Cover Letter
  • Federal Work Study award letter
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