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Tuesday, January 30, 2018 8:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Project Archivist 
(January 30, 2018)

The Winthrop Group’s Information & Archival Services Division is seeking candidates for two temporary project archivist positions. The successful candidates will report to a Winthrop Lead Archivist who will be responsible for training and for oversight of work assignments. The range of archives-related assignments with Winthrop clients may include any, several, or all of the following:

  • records surveys of analog and/or digital resources
  • preparing archival collections for storage
  • developing finding aids and/or capturing and recording metadata
  • implementation of records retention schedules
  • project planning

Potential Areas of Responsibility

  • Reviewing unprocessed records collections in multiple formats and identifying archival records
  • Preparing preliminary subject analysis and physical condition inventories
  • Accurately capturing names, subjects, dates, formats, and other descriptive and identifying data and/or preparing various finding aids
  • Drafting work plan(s) for processing
  • Weeding records having no informational or intrinsic value
  • Arranging, rehousing, and cataloging analog records in accord with standard archival practices and protocols
  • Assessing electronic records and preparing them for ingest
  • Assisting with retrieval and research

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in history or other subject
  • Two years of experience and/or education in archives and records management, information sciences, or a related field
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in basic archives processing methodologies including familiarity with archival arrangement and description and development of finding aids
  • Familiarity with database software and applications in archives
  • Clear and accurate writing skills

Helpful Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in Archives Management, Library and Information Sciences (with archives component)
  • Certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists
  • Experience with electronic records and familiarity with digital formats

To Apply: Email cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three references to David Kay at dkay@winthropgroup.com and Sam Markham at smarkham@winthropgroup.com

questions? communications@nycarchivists.org
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