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Archivist – Manuscript Processing, Winthrop Group, New Haven, CT

Description:

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.

How to Apply:

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to [email protected] with the subject line “Archivist—Manuscript Processing”