Job posting: Lead Archivist, Corporate Archives, Columbus IN

02 Jun 2020 3:15 PM | Janet Olson (Administrator)

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 in Columbus, Indiana with the possibility of extension. 

Details for the position and how to apply are pasted below and posted on Winthrop's website and SAA's Career Center:

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: with the subject line “Lead Archivist—Columbus, IN.


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