Processing Archivists – History Associates- Alexandria VA

Processing Archivists – Alexandria VA

History Associates is actively recruiting archivists to join a dynamic team working on a processing project located in Alexandria, VA. Positions are full-time and work is expected to begin early October and last up to 18 months.


Job Responsibilities:

The Archivist will accomplish the following:

Conduct surveys across a variety of historic collections of various sizes and subjects;
Create processing plans in accordance with established professional standards;
Conduct processing activities including arrangement, rehousing, weeding, and implementation of preservation actions;
Create archival finding aids in accordance with DACs standards;
Assist in the transfer of audio-visual and digital media to sustainable formats;
Participate in internal and client facing meetings.
Application Instructions

Send cover letter, resume, sample catalog record, transcripts, and names and phone numbers/email addresses of three references to:

History Associates Incorporated ATTN: Doris Miles, Director of Personnel 300 N. Stonestreet Avenue Rockville, MD 20850 FAX: 301-279-9224 E-mail:

History Associates offers an excellent benefits package including holidays; annual and sick leave; medical, dental, life, and disability insurance, 401(k) plan; and bonus plan.

Packages not containing all information requested will not be considered for this position.

History Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Education Requirements:

Master’s degree in library science, history, or related discipline with a concentration in archival studies or archival courses, seminars, internships, or practica.


General Requirements:

Ability to pass a National Agency Check.


Job Requirements:

Minimum of one year experience surveying, processing and describing archival records
Demonstrated practical knowledge of archival policies and procedures
Ability to work independently and to exercise discretion, initiative, and judgment
Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with others
Strong writing and verbal communication skills


Preferred Experience:

Experience in processing digital content, including the transfer of material from legacy media.


3 openings.

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