Government Archives, Personal Papers & Manuscripts
History Associates (HAI) is excited to announce openings 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 commit to a one year project, this is the position for you.
Position is full-time temporary
Position will be based in DC. MD area
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.
Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, finding aid, transcripts, and names and email addresses of three references to:
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
Master’s degree in Library or Information Science, History, or other applicable field
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
Demonstrated practical knowledge of archival policies and procedures
Additional Salary Information: Position is not eligible for benefits
About History Associates Incorporated
Today, world class organizations from all sectors of the economy trust History Associates with their stories, memories, records, artifacts, and plans for using the past.
Our professional historians, archivists, and records managers bring decades of practical experience and academic training to a broad array of research services and history projects.