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Processing Archivist, The Winthrop Group, Morristown, NJ

Job Summary

The Winthrop Group has an immediate opening for a full-time Processing Archivist to comprehensively inventory a large volume of business records.  The archivist will work with a wide range of archival materials dating back to the early 1800s.  This salaried, four-month position will require that the archivist work on-site at the client’s headquarters in Morristown, New Jersey.  An experienced Senior or Lead Archivist will provide support and supervision.  There is the possibility of transferring to other Winthrop projects following the completion of this short-term engagement.

Key Responsibilities

  • Survey collections and assess work on collections completed to date
  • Develop work plan for approximately 200 linear feet of materials
  • Inventory archival materials in accord with professional best practices and project objectives
  • Perform quality assurance reviews to ensure accuracy and completeness of work
  • Identify and flag records that meet criteria for digitization and/or processing
  • Identify records for potential inclusion in a timeline/exhibition
  • Flag duplicative material and other documentation that may be eligible for disposition
  • Note items that may require specialized housing or conservation treatment
  • Work collaboratively with client’s staff and Winthrop supervisor
  • Assist with writing of report to outline potential next steps for the development of the Archives and use of the collections
  • Submit brief monthly progress updates

Required Qualifications

  • 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 full-time work in an archives
  • Significant processing experience especially with organizational records
  • Experience with DACS and applying archival best practices and standards
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience working in a business archives and/or processing organizational records
  • Familiarity with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival materials
  • Strong communicator with good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage time effectively, problem solve, and balance multiple priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with a team
  • Unwavering commitment to privacy and confidentiality
  • Willingness to evaluate outcomes and adjust work in response to shifting priorities
  • Experience and/or interest working in a business archives (preferred)
  • Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds

Work Environment

The Archivist will work on-site in an office at the company’s headquarters in Morristown, New Jersey. Winthrop archivists must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster and abide by all client policies and CDC guidelines relating to the pandemic.


Annual salary: $50,000 – $56,000 depending on experience with strong benefits package. All full-time Winthrop employees receive paid time off and annual funds for professional development.


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