Project Archivist, New York City

Project Archivist
New York City

The Winthrop Group seeks a qualified archivist to process institutional records. Position is full-time for 21-22 months.

Position Description
Responsibilities include processing archival records, preparation of EAD finding aids using the Archivists’ Toolkit and preparation of MARC catalog records. The project archivist will work cooperatively with other members of the Winthrop Group team and with client staff, as required, to complete the work.

• MLS or MA in history with archives management certificate and/or experience
• Minimum of two years of work in an archival setting, preferably in an organization or corporate archives
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Familiarity with archival processing standards and procedures
• Experience with MARC and EAD.

Monthly rate will be competitive, based on experience and level of qualification. Benefits provided.

Contact Information
Please send a resume; a list of no fewer than three references including names, titles, postal and e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers; a brief, sample finding aid with scope & content note to the following address: Deborah Shea, The Winthrop Group, Inc., 37 West 39th Street, Suite 501, New York, NY 10018

Resumes and reference information will be accepted by e-mail at However, Winthrop Group will not be responsible for any formatting alterations that may occur

Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
Room 503
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017

Peter Wosh

About Peter Wosh

Professor Wosh directs the program in Archives and Public History at NYU. Professor Wosh’s research has focused primarily on American religion, American institutional cultures, and archival management issues. His background includes work as an archivist in a variety of academic and nonprofit institutions, including: Director of Archives and Library Services, American Bible Society (1989-1994); Archivist/Records Manager, American Bible Society (1984-1989); University Archivist, Seton Hall University (1978-1984). He is the author of Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives: Archivists and Archival Records, with Menzi Behrnd-Klodt (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005); Covenant House: Journey of a Faith-Based Charity (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005); Spreading the Word: The Bible Business in Nineteenth-Century America (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994); The Diocesan Journal of Michael Augustine Corrigan, Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, 1872-1880 (Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1987); as well as articles in various archival, historical, and library journals. Professor Wosh’s current research involves editing the published writings of Waldo Gifford Leland, a pioneering archival theoretician, for the Archival Classics series published by the Society of American Archivists.

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