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The Winthrop Group

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 10:43 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)
Archivist

(October 10, 2018)

ARCHIVIST - Heritage Services, NYC

The Winthrop Group’s Information & Archival Services Division is seeking an archivist for a position in New York City. This full-time Archivist position offers an opportunity to participate in the work and ongoing development of the archives and heritage-related functions of one of Winthrop’s corporate clients.

RESPONSIBILITIES

As part of the Heritage Services team, the Archivist will:

accession and process records that are utilized primarily for purposes related to the company’s information, outreach, and heritage development;

catalog records, capture metadata, and create descriptive finding aids for the archival records;

support the development, acquisition, and accessibility of digital records by

organizing and preparing selected archival materials for offsite digitization

coordinating with the vendor during the digitization process

ingesting and performing quality control reviews of digitized material;

conduct image clearance reviews for various uses by

identifying and reviewing images for and/or with client(s)

gathering information concerning requested images

submitting images to Intellectual Property legal team and conferring as necessary during review;

provide as needed archival reference service for Heritage Center clients;

write occasional posts for client’s intranet and assist with exhibits and special projects

collaborate with other members of the Archives staff to apply professional methods and practices that will ensure the goals and objectives of Winthrop’s client are accomplished in an accurate, efficient, and useful way.

QUALIFICATIONS

MA or MLIS with a minimum of two years experience in appraisal, processing and cataloging analog and digital records

Knowledge of archival theory, methodology, and practice

Accuracy and attention to detail

Strong writing and editing skills preferred

Experience in a business or institutional setting

Orientation toward learning and applying new technologies for storing and managing digital objects

Familiarity with basic preservation techniques

Proven ability to work cooperatively with team colleagues and various clients

Effective communication and problem-solving skills

Experience providing reference service helpful

Overall knowledge of American and international history and/or business history useful.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The Archivist will work on client premises in New York City. No travel is anticipated.

TO APPLY

E-mail a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and names, titles, and contact information for three references to:

Sam Markham

Associate Director & Lead Archivist

The Winthrop Group, Inc.

smarkham@winthropgroup.com


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