(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.
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.
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.
The Archivist will work on client premises in New York City. No travel is anticipated.
E-mail a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and names, titles, and contact information for three references to:
Associate Director & Lead Archivist
The Winthrop Group, Inc.