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Contract Archivist, Winthrop Group, New York, NY

Contract Archivist (full-time)

The Winthrop Group has an immediate opening in New York City for an archivist to work on a content appraisal project for a nonprofit. The position requires a detail-oriented individual who has experience working with records retention schedules, can make accurate and quick appraisals of records, and is comfortable balancing and carrying out multiple tasks over the course of a day.


Position Description
Primary responsibilities will include appraising offsite records for disposition or retention in an Archives, detailed database entry, and moving boxes for offsite storage and/or shredding pickups. The archivist will collaborate with a team of Winthrop archivists to complete the project at an office in the Garment District.



  • MLS or MA in history with archival management certificate and/or experience
  • Experience with records retention schedules
  • Minimum of two years working in an Archives
  • Ability to regularly move boxes that weigh up to 40 pounds
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of Excel

This is a short-term position with benefits tied to a client contract.  Compensation based upon experience and qualifications. 


Contact Information
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references (including names, titles, postal and e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers) to Sam Markham at


Review of resumes will begin immediately with anticipated start date in early October.  

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