The Research Archivist will deliver high-quality work in a challenging project environment that offers multiple opportunities for growth. The position will be responsible for the day-to-day provision of archival outsourcing services.
The successful candidate can expect to:
Incorporate skills which support the management services required to implement an archival solution for a major corporate client with records of considerable historical significance.
Receive ongoing training to build and extend professional and technical skills in all areas
Enjoy a comprehensive and generous benefits package
The work site is located in Jersey City, New Jersey. The initial appointment is for a period of one year, with the possibility of continued employment, depending on project needs and applicant's interest and performance.
The position will report directly to the Senior Project Archivist and will interact with peers and management levels within both History Factory and the client organization.
Apply information retrieval techniques to meet the research and analysis needs of workers in diverse business functions.
Conduct research to provide historical context for audience engagement, policy making, legal cases, regulatory matters, etc.; writing reports and articles on historical topics; and building historical profiles of people, business areas, and events.
Curate and compile archival evidence from a variety of sources to inform or build upon knowledge of subjects, themes, and interests relevant to client operational and strategic processes.
Process archival assets in all formats.
Build systems of arrangement and controlled vocabularies.
Create descriptive metadata that supports the discovery and identification of resources.
Perform activities necessary to conduct and manage digitization projects; including preparation of originals for digitization; project tracking; metadata creation and collection; and version control.
ALA-accredited MLS and/or MA degree in History or related discipline.
Minimum of 5 years of experience in archives.
Skill and expertise in applying historical research techniques and guidelines.
Demonstrated interest in economic and/or financial history.
Knowledge of archival processing and digitization methods, procedures, and practices.
Ability to interpret and apply descriptive standards.
Skill in developing information architectures and classification systems.
Significant prior experience producing historical accounts, explaining the historical significance of subjects, planning and overseeing the exhibition of collection items, and acquiring items for presentation and display.
Educational or professional background in economic or financial history and/or an advanced understanding of the structure and functioning of financial markets.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to multi-task and manage time under tight deadlines.
Strong project management and organizational skills.
Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment.
Understanding of business parameters and drivers.
Ability to articulate technical issues in business terms and vice-versa.
Experience and knowledge of major archival management technologies (legacy and emerging) + desire to continue to broaden technology skills.
Understanding of modern business archives management issues and concepts.
Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting.
About History Factory
History Factory’s Archives Lab is a professional services firm focused on developing archives to meet real-world needs. We design, build, and implement solutions that enable organizations to use institutional memory and archival content to achieve strategic objectives.
The Archives Lab has unparalleled experience planning and running archival programs that deliver value. We provide the capabilities, insight, and expertise our clients need to organize and maintain archives that can respond to changing requirements.