Job Opening Title: Archivist
Employer Name: Winthrop Group
Job Location: New York, NY
Link to job posting: http://winthropgroup.com/about/page/career-opportunities#archivist-nyc
Years of experience required: 2-3 years
Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: The Winthrop Group has an immediate opening for a dynamic Archivist to work in New York City with a corporate client. This position offers the opportunity to participate in the ongoing development of a business archives for a 95+ year-old company.
Under the supervision of a Winthrop Lead Archivist, the Archivist will:
Process and catalog selected analog and born-digital records for ingest into the client’s CMS (Alfresco)
Apply knowledge of electronic records and best practices to support efficient search, discoverability, and digital preservation of client’s records
Add to an existing taxonomy utilizing defined vocabularies
Conduct research and develop content for specified topics
Perform regular quality assurance reviews to ensure accuracy of work completed
Provide reference and research support for the client’s corporate archivist
Meet weekly and submit progress updates to client
Participate as an active member of a team
MLS/MLIS with a concentration in archives or other graduate degree with Certificate in Archival Studies or ACA certification
Minimum of 2-3 years of experience with electronic records management and processing/cataloging archival records (paper and digital)
Proficiency using Microsoft Excel and collections management systems
Research and content development experience
Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and efficiency in order to meet deadlines
Discretion and ability to handle confidential records and proprietary information
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Interest in continually expanding usefulness of services provided by the archives
Willingness to evaluate outcomes and adjust work in response to shifting priorities
Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with a team and work independently
Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.
Knowledge of basic preservation techniques for analog and digital materials
Experience and/or interest in management consulting and/or business archives
The Archivist will work a minimum of three days per week in an office located in Manhattan’s Garment District. Once onboarded, there is a possibility of working remotely for 1-2 days per week. The individual must be comfortable working alone when necessary. Winthrop archivists must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster and abide by all client policies and CDC guidelines relating to the pandemic.
Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications with strong benefits package. Winthrop full-time employees receive annual funds for professional development. This position will run through December 31, 2022 with the likely renewal of a 12-month contract extension (January 1 – December 31, 2023).
To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Archivist – New York City.”