Digital Archivist, The Winthrop Group

Westchester County
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Created: April 14, 2016


DIGITAL ARCHIVIST (Full-time) in Westchester County, NY

The Winthrop Group’s Information & Archival Services Division has an immediate opening for a full-time forward-looking, system-savvy, hands-on Digital Archivist to assist with data migration and maintain accession workflows for the electronic records and digital assets of one of the world’s largest and most influential technology and consulting corporations. 
Reporting to the Winthrop's Manager of Information & Archival Services and the client's Corporate Archivist, the Digital Archivist will oversee metadata clean-up, generate usage reports, and assist with quality assurance and quality control.

Major tasks and responsibilities:

    Play active role in acquisition, arrangement and description, preservation, and providing secure access to born-digital and digitized collections
    Employ agile (iterative) methodology for fixity and data validation quality assurance and quality control reviews
    Collaborate with Corporate Archivist, Processing Archivist, and IT to identify problems, troubleshoot, fix and improve processing
    Participate in ongoing development and contribute to policies and workflows

Required qualifications:

    MLS/MLIS or MA in History program, with a concentration in archives
    Minimum of two to three years work in an archival setting
    Knowledge of digital archives theory and practice standards and technologies
    Detail-oriented with ability to manage multiple projects

Preferred qualifications:

    Experience with working in corporate archives
    Appropriate coursework and/or Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) certificate
    Familiarity with different digital formats and types of metadata
    Previous experience overseeing a data migration project
    Proficiency in using collection management systems

Competitive rate based on experience and qualifications.

Contact Information:
Please send a resume; a list of at least three references including names, titles, postal and email addresses, and telephone numbers; and a brief description of relevant experience(s) to David Kay, at

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