From archival processing and cataloging to historical research and reference, from digital asset management to historical programming, creative experiences and new revenue streams, Heritage Werks is a full-service archival company focused on doing great work for an incredible client roster. Major corporations, sports and entertainment properties, fashion and luxury brands, non-profit organizations and schools, highly accomplished industry leaders and celebrities, athletes and artists entrust Heritage Werks to safeguard, modernize and activate their archives.
Heritage Werks is hiring a Chief Archivist to join our growing team dedicated to the preservation, access and use of archives and heritage. Ideal candidates must have leadership experience, must be comfortable providing archival recommendations to clients in a consultative environment and have experience in investigating new ideas and implementing change to improve collection access and awareness.
Responsibilities for this leadership role include managing a large, professional archival team, overseeing departmental budgets and reporting, developing schedules and policies, and executing archival best practices including assessments, organizing and arranging large volumes of content, descriptive cataloging, preservation, writing finding aids, creating inventories and curating assets for digitization. Curiosity, a high attention to detail and the ability to work efficiently and attentively to meet project deadlines within a team environment is necessary.
We are looking for candidates with a positive outlook, great client service skills and the desire to advance their careers by being part of a forward-thinking archival team pioneering smart, innovative, and value-driven solutions.
Project management skills;
Personnel management and development skills;
Demonstrated leadership, analytical and organization skills, creative and innovate problem-solving skills and a strong commitment to service excellence;
Strong verbal, presentation and written communication skills;
Self-motivated, performance-driven with ability to meet project deadlines;
Curiosity and attention to detail;
Commitment to working independently, efficiently, cross-functionally and in teams;
Proficient in using technology including DAMs, databases and Microsoft Office suite;
Ability to think strategically;
A willingness to jump in and support projects, when needed.
7+ years archival processing experience working with large volumes and diverse formats;
3+ years of project management, reporting and scheduling experience;
3+ years of team leadership, personnel management and development skills;
Ability to lift and shift up to 40 lbs., and to maneuver within stacks and workspaces;
Available to travel, when needed;
MA in History (with archival experience), MLIS or MHP (Master of Heritage Preservation) with an Archives Specialization
Heritage Werks employs interesting, creative, welcoming, passionate, kind and curious people. Our environment supports and embraces a wonderful culture where many of our employees have developed lifelong friendships and work with their best friends.
Heritage Werks invests in our people. We start with a structured onboarding process and provide ongoing learning and development opportunities through mentorship, continuing education, annual goal setting and exposure to a variety of hands-on learning opportunities including collection relocation, digitization, digital asset management, disaster preparedness and response. Archivists have an opportunity to work with a variety of collections across many industries and often aligned to personal interests.
Heritage Werks provides a great work environment in state-of-the art archival facilities, including ergonomic workspaces, collaboration areas, indoor / outdoor eating areas, a mother’s room and much more – all in a beautiful park-like setting.
Heritage Werks understands that great benefits, a sense of community and work life balance are core to our success. We provide a robust benefits package including heath, dental, vision, short-and-long-term disability, life insurance, a 401k program with company contribution, generous paid time off (PTO) package, paid holidays and a winter break where our employees can disconnect and enjoy family time at the end of the year. Plus, you’ll also have the opportunity to participate in our peer-to-peer recognition and awards program, outings and events, birthday and anniversary celebrations, catered lunches and more!
Heritage Werks offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience. A relocation package is available.
Heritage Werks is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a work environment that supports, inspires and respects all individuals.
Heritage Werks is the heritage agency for sports, brands and entertainment. We’ve built our team by recruiting talented people from professional sports teams, DOW 30 corporations, the Smithsonian Institution, presidential libraries, top creative and experiential agencies, broadcast television and more. And we bring fresh ideas from all of these experiences to our clients for a unique approach to heritage and archival services.