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Monday, August 22, 2022 7:09 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

Processing Archivist

(August 22, 2022)

Position Title - Processing Archivist

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

Position Type - Part-time, term

Benefits - No

Hourly wage range - $25 - $30


The Winthrop Group has an immediate opening for a Processing Archivist to process the professional papers of a social scientist in Cambridge, Massachusetts.. Work will take place on-site in Cambridge, and the archivist will report to and be supported by a Senior Archivist. This is a part-time, 6-month term position, for a total of 64 days (approximately two to three days per week). While part-time, the Assistant Archivist will be a Winthrop employee and eligible for workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance.

Key Responsibilities

  • Survey collections and develop a prioritized processing plan
  • Arrange and describe selected records, including paper and audiovisual formats
  • Create a searchable finding aid with detailed container list
  • Rehouse collection and ensure long-term preservation of archival material in all formats
  • Weed duplicate or non-archival material
  • Identify and prepare records for digitization by an in-house technician and/or outside vendor
  • Monitor progress to ensure timely and efficient processing
  • Provide regular updates to client liaison
  • Work collaboratively with client liaison, staff, and Winthrop Senior Archivist

Required Qualifications

  • MLIS or MA in history with archival management certificate and/or experience
  • Minimum of two years of work in an archival setting with processing experience
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity working with personal research records
  • Records management experience
  • Interest and/or experience in psychology


  • Part-time hourly rate: $28.00 - $32.00, commensurate with experience

Work Environment

Work will take place on-site at a private home where collections are located. The incumbent will work occasionally with a Senior Archivist and must be comfortable working alone much of the time. Winthrop archivists must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster and abide by all client policies and public health guidelines relating to the pandemic.

Contact Information

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to careers@winthropgroup.com with the subject line “Processing Archivist – Mass.”

questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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