(November 21, 2023)
Position Title - Archives Technician - Bronx, NY
Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.)- Assistant Archivist
Position Type - Part-time, term
Benefits - No
Hourly wage range - $20 - $25
Archives Technician - Bronx, NY
Winthrop Group has an opening for three Archives Technicians who will work on-site at Woodlawn Cemetery to prepare records for digitization. Project work is expected to begin in early to mid-December and will run for approximately 3-3.5 months. The Archives Technicians will work part-time (2-3 days per week) and should be comfortable on cemetery grounds. Each Archives Technician will be expected to contribute between 192-336 total hours (24-42 days) pending their availability and the overall project duration. All work will be conducted on-site in the Bronx at Woodlawn Cemetery, which is accessible by public transportation.
The Archives Technician will be responsible for removing metal fasteners, rehousing records, labeling folders and boxes, assigning file names, tracking records via spreadsheets, and performing quality control checks on their own work.
A Winthrop project manager will provide supervision and training, and will be available to troubleshoot any issues. The Archives Technicians and project manager will work as a team to receive the physical records from storage, prepare materials for off-site transfer, coordinate pickups by digitization vendor, and review records once they are returned from digitization.
Candidates for this role should ideally possess the following qualifications:
· 1-2+ years of experience working with archival materials
· Excellent attention to detail and experience conducting regular quality control assessments of completed work
· Proficiency in employing archive protocols and methods, implementing standards, and working efficiently
· Experience handling fragile documents
· Familiarity with Microsoft Excel
· A collaborative and collegial attitude
· The ability to work efficiently and meet incremental project goals.
$25 per hour
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to email@example.com with the subject line “Archives Technician – Bronx, NY.”
About The Winthrop Group
Founded in 1982, The Winthrop Group provides professional archives and history services to non-profits, businesses, foundations, museums, educational institutions, performing arts organizations, families, and individuals. We help our clients capture, organize, preserve, and learn from their pasts, creating valuable resources of knowledge and insight with a multitude of practical applications.
Winthrop welcomes applicants of all backgrounds and experiences, and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status, or ability. Members of communities historically underrepresented in the archival profession are encouraged to apply.