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Experienced Lead Archivist – Temporary Position

History Associates (HAI) is excited to announce an opening for a temporary lead archivist to join a dynamic team to work on processing a collection of a former elected government official. If you meet the qualifications below and can commit to a one year project, this is the position for you.

Position is full-time temporary, located in DC, MD area

Job Responsibilities

The lead archivist will be responsible for overseeing a large team of experienced archivists processing a collection of an elected government official. The lead archivist will work closely with the project manager to oversee the team and in addition, will assist with inventorying client memorabilia, packing records and memorabilia, and running quality control for internal consistency and accuracy. Attention to detail is a must. The position will involve both working independently and as a team member with History Associates and client staff.

Education Requirements

Master’s degree in Library or Information Science, History, or other applicable field

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years of experience working on archives projects
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail to complete work reviews and quality control
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience leading a team and collaborating with client and internal stakeholders

Preferred Experience

  • Demonstrated practical knowledge of archival policies and procedures
  • Congressional records

Application Instructions

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, finding aid, transcripts, and names and email addresses of three references to:

History Associates Incorporated
Attn: Doris Miles, Director of Personnel
300 N. Stonestreet Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850

Email submissions are preferred

All staff involved in this project will conduct themselves respectfully and maintain the confidentiality of the records and discoveries made during this project.  If requested, all team members will sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).

Temporary positions are not eligible for any benefits offered by History Associates

History Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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