Archivist (term)

New York City
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Created: July 7, 2016


The Winthrop Group has an immediate opening for a qualified archivist to process institutional records. Position is full-time with benefits for a one-year contract with the possibility of extension.

Position Description

Responsibilities include processing archival records, preparation of series descriptions, and database entry. The archivist will oversee the work of an archives technician and collaborate with other members of the Winthrop Group team and with client staff, as required. Processing of the client’s records will take place in a storage environment in East Harlem with an anticipated start date of early to mid July 2016.

Minimum Qualifications

MLS or MA in history with archival management certificate and/or experience
At least two years of experience processing and cataloging archival records
Familiarity with archival processing standards and procedures
Strong written and oral communication skills
Experience with applying retention schedules and with screening documents
Proficiency with relational databases and archives management software (Access, FileMaker Pro, ArchivesSpace, etc.)
Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask
Ability to lift and reach boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.
Also Helpful

Experience completing an archives project with strict deadlines
Knowledge of digital asset management systems and database management
Interest in and/or knowledge of running
Salary 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 16:52 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:40 UTC