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Tuesday, June 14, 2022 9:45 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

Archivist - Manuscript Processing - New Haven, CT 

(June 14, 2022)

Position Title - Archivist - Manuscript Processing - New Haven, CT

Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.)- Senior Archivist

Position Type - Full-time, term

Benefits - Yes

Salary Range - $56,000 - $65,000

The Winthrop Group has an immediate opening for a full-time Processing Archivist to arrange and describe a large volume of manuscript materials as part of a team. This salaried, contract position is located in New Haven, Connecticut and will conclude September 30, 2023.

The Winthrop Group has an immediate opening for a full-time Processing Archivist to arrange and describe a large volume of manuscript materials as part of a team. This salaried, contract position is located in New Haven, Connecticut and will conclude September 30, 2023.

Key Responsibilities

Processes archival materials in accordance with institution’s processing guidelines and procedures

Applies the principles of baseline processing

Collaborates with team members and on-site staff

Uses ArchivesSpace software platform to create online finding aids

Uses Voyager cataloging module to create original collection-level MARC catalog records

Plays an active role in arrangement, description, and preservation of collections

Ensures long-term preservation of, and access to, archival materials by implementing best practices in organization, rehousing, and accurate and efficient capture of data and information for finding aids

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree with formal training in archival theory and practice

Minimum of 2-3 years professional experience

Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials

Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library management systems

Demonstrated job or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections

Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability

Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment

Commitment to working as a team member, to problem-solving, and accuracy

Demonstrated proficiency in use of ArchivesSpace Content Management System, Voyager Cataloging module, and/or Microsoft Excel

Preferred Qualifications

Good reading ability in modern Italian language, strongly preferred

Broad knowledge in the humanities, as demonstrated through academic degrees or an equivalent combination of training or experience

Experience with pre-18th century manuscript material

Graduate-level training in American or European history or literature

Compensation

$58,000 annual salary with strong benefits package. All Winthrop full-time employees receive paid time off and annual funds for professional development.

Contact Information

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to careers@winthropgroup.com with the subject line “Archivist—Manuscript Processing”

http://winthropgroup.com/about/page/career-opportunities#archivist



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