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Archivist - Lifestyle

Company: New Balance
Location: Brighton
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Who We Are:Since 1906, New Balance has empowered people through sport and craftsmanship to create positive change in communities around the world. We innovate fearlessly, guided by our core values and driven by the belief that conventions were meant to be challenged. We foster a culture in which every associate feels welcomed and respected, where leaders and creatives are inspired to shape the world of tomorrow by taking bold action today. At New Balance, We Got Now.JOB MISSION:Establish an archive for New Balance, creating physical and digital systems to categorize and record the stories, products and people in our brand's history, and our future. Work with teams across the organization to gain understanding in order to create a process toward implementation. Create an in-house physical archive that is complimented by a searchable digital database, while working within an established budget to oversee start-up logistics and build out in an existing space. Work with product creation and brand marketing teams to record history in a way that captures the energy, emotion and teamwork that make the NB legacy unique and compelling.MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Facilitate the transportation of physical collections from various archive locations and collectors to a central Boston-HQ based hub.
  • Responsible for the organization, care and preservation of physical collection using the best practices in the field.
  • Responsible for coordinating photography and digitization of collection.
  • Establish archive policies and act as manager for the NB archive - field and log requests for items, and ensure items are returned in a timely manner.
  • Increase accessibility of archive through internal digital hub - implement software and facilitate training.
  • Work with internal teams to collect and record stories, oral and written history, and relevant context and apply it to digital archive.
  • Continually source and pursue new collection acquisitions and manage a yearly acquisition budget.
  • Work with teams to plan on-going archiving and selection of collaborations, in-line product, notable events, internal milestones and oral history. Establish a process for archive nominations.
  • Ask questions, be curious, get to the bottom of history, and whenever possible, see that it is told through a first-person lens.REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESS:
    • Degree in Archival Management, Archival Science or Library/Information Science required with formal training or professional experience in archival theory and practice. In exceptional instances specialized education, training, and/or experience may be substituted for a part or all of the educational requirements.
    • 5 years minimum experience with archival processing in a museum, library, or other similar cultural heritage institution.
    • Demonstrated expertise in creating digital databases and collection hierarchy.
    • Strong analytical, organizational skills, as well as proficient communication, project and time management skills.
    • Capacity to thrive when managing multiple workstreams and working across a wide subset of the organization.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in archive science and digital databases.#LI-JIOur Benefits:Our products are only as good as the people we hire, so we make sure to hire the best and treat them accordingly. New Balance offers a comprehensive traditional benefits package including three options for medical insurance as well as dental, vision, life insurance and 401K. We also proudly offer a slate of more nontraditional perks - opportunities like online learning and development courses, tuition reimbursement, $100 monthly student loan support and various mentorship programs - that encourage our associates to grow personally as they develop professionally. You'll also enjoy a yearly $1,000 lifestyle reimbursement, 4 weeks of vacations, 12 holidays and generous parental leave, because work-life balance is more than just a buzzword - it's part of our culture.Learn more about our BenefitsFlexible Work Schedule:New Balance is committed to creating a culture that allows our associates to do their best work. Our corporate work-from-home policy does not mandate an arbitrary number of days in-office. Instead, we've designed a flexible hybrid model that empowers individual teams by letting the type of work dictate where it will most effectively be performed. We are capitalizing on this unique opportunity to evolve how we work based on efficiency, productivity, and the well-being of our associates.Equal Opportunity Employer:New Balance provides equal opportunities for all current and prospective associates and takes affirmative action to ensure that employment, training, compensation, transfer, promotion and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment are provided without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, handicap, genetic information and/or status as an Armed Forces service medal veteran, recently separated veteran, qualified disabled veteran or other protected veteran.

Keywords: New Balance, Boston , Archivist - Lifestyle, Other , Brighton, Massachusetts

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