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Archivist, Information & Archival Services, The Winthrop Group, New York City, NY

POSITION DESCRIPTION

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.

 

RESPONSIILITIES

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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