The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Library

Student Archives Assistant Job Description

Introduction: The Archives at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Library houses approximately 1250 linear feet of records that document the administrative and research history of Memorial Sloan Kettering and its predecessors from 1884 to present. The Archives serves a community of internal stakeholders, medical historians, genealogists, and other users interested in various areas of history. The current goal of the archives is to increase access to these collections by improving description of records, decreasing the backlog, and creating digitized copies of frequently used archival content.

Duties: The student assistant will collaborate with the Archivist to set projects and goals and may be charged with completing the following:

– Rehousing of archival content

– Creation of name and subject authority files

– Creation of digital assets

– Updating online catalogs and collection description

– Other duties as assigned, in conjunction with the Archivist

This will be a hybrid in-person/remote position.

Requirements: – Current enrollment in Master of Library Science or Museum Studies program – Familiarity with Archives and Archive practices – 0-6 months minimum experience

Hours and Compensation: The incumbent will work up to 20 hours per week during a Monday-Friday, 8am-7pm window. Flexible work arrangements can be scheduled with prior approval from the Archivist.

Pay for this role is $20 per hour.

Application Process

Interested candidates will share a resume and brief explanation of interest—3 paragraphs maximum—to the MSK Archivist, Sheridan Sayles, at by end of business on February 16, 2024.

Questions?: Contact the MSK Archivist, Sheridan Sayles, with any questions through email at

To apply for this job email your details to