Lead Archivist

By June 2, 2020

Website The Winthrop Group

The Winthrop Group has an immediate opening for a full-time Lead Archivist to assist in establishing The Heritage Program (Archives and Historical Restoration Center) for a Fortune 500 Company.  This is a one-year Winthrop contract with the possibility of extension.

Key Responsibilities

  • Survey collections and determine record groups and series
  • Develop and implement prioritized work plans in accord with approved goals and objectives
  • Evaluate, process and catalog archival collections and artifacts
  • Prepare and/or refine policies and procedures
  • Respond to reference requests from internal and external users
  • Ensure preservation of artifacts and archival resources in all formats
  • Develop a strategy to capture, preserve, and make accessible digital records and audio-visual materials
  • Collaborate with a devoted group of volunteers
  • Prepare regular updates for Project Leader (Director, Global Brand) and collaborate across the Company to increase awareness and use of heritage assets and services

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3-5 years archives experience
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Familiarity with metadata schemas, preservation standards, and digital archives
  • Previous administrative and supervisory experience
  • Able to manage time effectively, balance multiple priorities, and adjust to changing needs or deadlines
  • Willingness to learn from volunteers, retirees, and other subject area experts
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a team and independently
  • Possess a “can do” attitude and excellent problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • MLS/MLIS with a concentration in archives or other graduate degree with Certificate in Archival Studies or ACA certification
  • Experience in corporate archives
  • Strong commitment to outreach and archival advocacy
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in history of engines, power generation, and relevant history


Competitive salary with benefits based on experience and qualifications

Contact Information

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to Sam Markham: smarkham@winthropgroup.com with the subject line “Lead Archivist—Columbus, IN.

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