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The Winthrop Group

Friday, December 07, 2018 12:10 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

Assistant Archivist

(December 7, 2018)

The Winthrop Group’s Information & Archival Services Division is seeking to hire an archivist in New York City. This full-time Assistant Archivist position offers an opportunity to assist in the establishment of a unique performing arts archive and contribute to the organization’s centennial commemorations in 2019.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the general supervision of a Winthrop Group Lead Archivist, the Assistant Archivist will:

  • survey 600+ boxes of archival records in an off-site storage facility
  • actively participate in content appraisal, arrangement, and description of archival materials to ensure long-term preservation and access to collections
  • track and receive cartons shipped to/from an off-site storage facility
  • routinely collaborate with the client’s Archives Committee and Events Committee
  • draft collection and access policies
  • assist, as requested, in exhibit development, outreach, and training of volunteers
  • implement digitization projects and manage files in a records management system in collaboration with Information Technology staff
  • respond to reference inquiries from client’s staff and external stakeholders
  • collaborate with other members of the team to ensure the goals and objectives of Winthrop’s client are accomplished in an accurate, efficient, and useful way.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MA/MLS with a concentration in Archives Management, with at least one year of processing experience in an archival setting
  • Knowledge of and experience with basic preservation techniques and proper handling of records and artifacts
  • Experience developing finding aids and providing reference service
  • Effective communication and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to lift boxes and objects weighing up to 40 pounds

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with performing arts collections
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in American theater history

WORK ENVIRONMENT

For most of the project, the Assistant Archivist will work in an office environment in Manhattan. Approximately 2-3 weeks of work will take place at an off-site storage facility in New Jersey accessible via mass transit.

DURATION

16-month contract position

Please email cover letter, resume, and names, titles and contact information for three references attention to Kimberly Peach.


questions? communications@nycarchivists.org
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