Processing Archivist -Cambridge, MA

Position Title – Processing Archivist
Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.)- Senior Archivist
Position Type – Part-time, term
Benefits – Yes
Hourly wage range – $25 – $30
The Winthrop Group has an immediate opening for a Processing Archivist to process the professional papers of a social scientist in Cambridge, Massachusetts..  Work will take place on-site in Cambridge, and the archivist will report to and be supported by a Senior Archivist.  This is a part-time, 6-month term position, for a total of 64 days (approximately two to three days per week). While part-time, the Assistant Archivist will be a Winthrop employee and eligible for workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance.  

Key Responsibilities
• Survey collections and develop a prioritized processing plan
• Arrange and describe selected records, including paper and audiovisual formats
• Create a searchable finding aid with detailed container list
• Rehouse collection and ensure long-term preservation of archival material in all formats
• Weed duplicate or non-archival material
• Identify and prepare records for digitization by an in-house technician and/or outside vendor
• Monitor progress to ensure timely and efficient processing
• Provide regular updates to client liaison
• Work collaboratively with client liaison, 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 personal research records
• Records management experience
• Interest and/or experience in psychology

• Part-time hourly rate: $28.00 – $32.00, commensurate with experience

Work Environment
Work will take place on-site at a private home where collections are located. The incumbent will work occasionally with a Senior Archivist and must be comfortable working alone much of the time. 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.

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