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Monday, October 10, 2022 7:47 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)


(October 10, 2022)

Position Title - Archivist

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

Position Type - Full-time, permanent

Benefits - Yes

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

The Winthrop Group has an immediate opening for a dynamic Archivist to work in New York City with a corporate client. This position offers the opportunity to participate in the ongoing development of a business archives for a 95+ year-old company.

Key Responsibilities

Under the supervision of a Winthrop Lead Archivist, the Archivist will:

Process and catalog selected analog and born-digital records for ingest into the client’s CMS (Alfresco)

Apply knowledge of electronic records and best practices to support efficient search, discoverability, and digital preservation of client’s records

Add to an existing taxonomy utilizing defined vocabularies

Conduct research and develop content for specified topics

Perform regular quality assurance reviews to ensure accuracy of work completed

Provide reference and research support for the client’s corporate archivist

Meet weekly and submit progress updates to client

Participate as an active member of a team


MLS/MLIS with a concentration in archives or other graduate degree with Certificate in Archival Studies or ACA certification

Minimum of 2-3 years of experience with electronic records management and processing/cataloging archival records (paper and digital)

Proficiency using Microsoft Excel and collections management systems

Research and content development experience

Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and efficiency in order to meet deadlines

Discretion and ability to handle confidential records and proprietary information

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Interest in continually expanding usefulness of services provided by the archives

Willingness to evaluate outcomes and adjust work in response to shifting priorities

Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with a team and work independently

Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.

Knowledge of basic preservation techniques for analog and digital materials

Experience and/or interest in management consulting and/or business archives

Work Environment

The Archivist will work a minimum of three days per week in an office located in Manhattan’s Garment District. Once onboarded, there is a possibility of working remotely for 1-2 days per week. The individual must be comfortable working alone when necessary. Winthrop archivists must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster and abide by all client policies and CDC guidelines relating to the pandemic.


Competitive salary ($52,000 - $60,000) based on experience and qualifications with strong benefits package. Winthrop full-time employees receive annual funds for professional development. This position will run through December 31, 2022 with the likely renewal of a 12-month contract extension (January 1 - December 31, 2023).


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


questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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