Archives Technician (term)

New York City
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Created: July 7, 2016


The Winthrop Group’s Information & Archival Services Division has an immediate opening for a full-time Archives Technician in New York City for a 9-month project. Under the supervision of the Project Archivist, the Archives Technician will assist in the duties described below. The work will take place in a storage environment in East Harlem with an anticipated start date in July 2016.

Major tasks and responsibilities:

Organize and shelve cartons of unprocessed records from client storage
Inventory and re-house unprocessed records as needed
Create folder and box labels, sleeve photographs and slides, enter and conduct quality control of data
Assist Project Archivist with tasks to guarantee quality results and on-time completion of project work
Minimum qualifications:

Graduate of an MLS/MLIS or MA in History program, with a concentration in archives
Entry level experience with fundamentals of processing and cataloging archival records and familiarity with archival principles and practices
Ability to employ basic preservation techniques and proper handling of artifacts and fragile, and sensitive records including photographic materials
Knowledge of relational databases and archives management systems (Access, Filemaker, ArchivesSpace, etc.)
Excellent attention to detail and ability to multitask
Ability to lift and reach boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.
Preferred qualifications:

Skilled typing
Interest in and/or knowledge of running
Hourly rate based on experience and level of qualification.

Contact Information:
Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and the names, titles, and contact information for three references to The Winthrop Group, attention of Sam Markham at


Published: Thursday, July 7, 2016 16:50 UTC

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