Contract Archivist - short-term (Miami, Florida)

19 Mar 2021 8:20 AM | Anonymous member
The Winthrop Group is conducting a personnel search for a contract archivist to assist with a short-term project in downtown Miami, Florida.  The archivist will assist with the packing and loading of approximately 250-300 cubic feet of records from a Miami-based foundation for long haul transport to the Rockefeller Archive Center (RAC) in Sleepy Hollow, New York. The onsite work is scheduled for mid-April and expected to take approximately three days with two additional days of remote work. Throughout the project, the contract archivist will collaborate closely with another on-site archivist who will provide project oversight and supervise the contract archivist.  

Key Responsibilities
  • Participate in virtual pre-move meetings with project stakeholders;
  • Conduct pre-move walkthrough and provide move preparation assistance at foundation headquarters in downtown Miami;
  • Assist with move of records, including oversight of pulling and prepping of material, and updating the pallet manifest during the move;
  • Supervise transport contractors as materials are palletized and loaded on truck;
  • Abide by all client and building management COVID-19 masking requirements and public health protocols.

The contract archivist will physically handle and move some materials, although professional movers will handle most of the handling and packing of boxes.  

Required Qualifications
  • MLS/MLIS with a concentration in archives or other graduate degree with Certificate in Archival Studies or ACA certification
  • Minimum of 2-4 years archives experience
  • Previous experience packing and moving archival collections
  • Strong communication, problem solving, and interpersonal skills
  • Positive attitude and ability to work collaboratively with a team and independently
  • Florida resident who lives in Miami or within commuting distance
  • Ability to lift/move boxes up to 40 pounds

$28 - $32/hr based on experience and qualifications

Contact Information
To apply, please send a brief cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references to Sam Markham, with the subject line “Contract Archivist – Miami.”

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