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Processing Archivist, Winthrop Group, National Theatre, Washington, D.C.


The Winthrop Group has an immediate opening for a Processing Archivist to process archival records at The National Theatre in Washington, D.C. Work will take place on-site at The National Theatre and the archivist will report to and be supported by a Senior Archivist. Winthrop is open to receiving applications from candidates who are interested in either a 5-month full-time position or 9-month part-time position.

Key Responsibilities

  • Survey collections and develop a prioritized processing plan
  • Process selected records and write finding aids
  • Weed duplicate or non-archival material
  • Identify records that may be candidates for future digitization
  • Monitor progress to ensure timely and efficient processing
  • Provide regular updates to client liaison
  • Work collaboratively with National Theatre 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 institutional records
  • Records management experience
  • Interest and/or experience in theatre


  • Full-time: competitive salary based on experience and qualifications with strong benefits package including professional development funds
  • Part-time: competitive hourly rate

Work Environment

Work will take place on-site at The National Theatre in Washington, D.C. 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.

How to apply:

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to [email protected] with the subject line “Processing Archivist – Washington, D.C.”