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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Assistant Archivist (Winthrop Group) (NY)

The Winthrop Group’s Information & Archival Services Division is seeking an Assistant Archivist for a client located in New York City. The position offers an opportunity to participate in the support and development of the archives for one of its corporate clients. As part of the Heritage Services team, the Assistant Archivist will provide reference service, image rights clearance, and archival accessioning and processing. This is an early career position with opportunity for growth and advancement.

Under the supervision of a Winthrop Archivist, the Assistant Archivist will:
  • Accession and process records for the purpose of accessibility
  • Catalog records and create descriptive metadata and finding aids
  • Manage image clearance review processes
    • Identify and review images with client
    • Gather information about requested images
    • Submit images to Intellectual Property Legal team and liaise during review
    • Provide archival reference service for clients
  • Prepare materials for digitization
    • Organize materials for offsite digitization
    • Coordinate with vendor during digitization process
    • Perform quality control of digitized material
  • MA or MLS with two years cataloging experience
  • Knowledge of archival theory, processing methodology, and best practices
  • Familiarity with basic preservation techniques
  • Experience processing materials including analog and digital assets and electronic records
  • Familiarity working with content management systems
  • Oriented toward learning and applying new technologies for archiving and managing digital objects
  • Interest in copyright and Intellectual Property law
  • Experience working in a business setting
  • Ability to work cooperatively with team colleagues and various clients
  • Effective communications abilities, problem-solving skills and detail-oriented
  The Assistant Archivist will work on client premises in New York City. No travel anticipated.

E-mail cover letter with your earliest available start date, resume, and the names, titles, and contact information for three references to:

David Kay
Manager, Information & Archival Services
The Winthrop Group, Inc.