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Archivist, The Winthrop Group, Mid-Hudson Region, NY


The Winthrop Group has an opening for a full-time Archivist to assist in establishing a private archive for a family.  This is a salaried contract position through January 2022 in New York State near Dutchess County.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a prioritized work plan in accord with approved goals and objectives
  • Arrange, process, and create a searchable finding aid for the archival collection
  • Catalog large book collection
  • Ensure long-term preservation of artifacts and archival resources in all formats
  • Identify items that may be appropriate for digitization
  • Assist Digital Archivist in managing digitization projects and ensuring all deliverables meet archival standards

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years of archives experience
  • Previous work with a range of collection formats, including paper, photographs, audiovisual material, and artifacts
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to manage time effectively and balance multiple priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a team and independently
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Unwavering commitment to privacy and confidentiality
  • Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds

Preferred Qualifications

  • MLS/MLIS with a concentration in archives or other graduate degree with Certificate in Archival Studies or ACA certification
  • Experience with personal papers and/or family archives
  • Project management experience
  • Background in developing content for online access
  • Familiarity with content management and digital asset management systems

Work Environment

The Archivist will work in a private home where collections are located. The individual will work occasionally with another part-time Archivist and must be comfortable working alone much of the time.


This salaried position offers a competitive salary based on experience and qualifications. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage, paid time off, and funding for professional development.

How to Apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Kimberly Peach, [email protected] with the subject line “Archivist – Mid-Hudson.”

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