NYC, NY; Archivist, JP Morgan Chase

Archivist ( Processing / Digital Asset Collection) JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is one of the world’s oldest, largest and best-known financial institutions. As a global financial services firm with operations in more than 50 countries, JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a leader in investment banking; financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking; financial transaction processing; asset management; and private equity.

Since 1975, the Corporate History Program has advanced the firm’s legacy by collecting and preserving historical materials of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and its more than 1,200 predecessor institutions. Our records trace the remarkable origins, developments, and achievements that reach back more than 200 years to our earliest financial institution founded in 1799. Our many well-known heritage banks include J.P. Morgan & Co., The Chase Manhattan Bank, Bank One, Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co., Chemical Bank, The First National Bank of Chicago and National Bank of Detroit, each closely tied in its time to innovations in finance and the growth of the U.S. and global economies.

Summary Statement:
Position reports to the Director and primarily oversees the intake, administration, processing and preservation of the paper, audio visual, art, artifact and digital collections. This includes data capture and oversight of the digital asset management system, The Museum System (TMS). Oversees third party contractors, when necessary, and develops cross functional networks with relevant Records Management, Retail and Real Estate divisions.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all incoming collections, create accession sheets and queue collections for future processing
  • Manage arrangement and description of collections and develop appropriate organizational methodologies for a variety of collection types
  • Work with Director to identify and recommend artifacts/records for conservation to ensure long term preservation
  • Establish strong nationwide network across lines of business to identify potential sites storing significant historical records
  • Develop annual processing internships providing students from certified masters programs an opportunity to complete a practicum and contribute to our processing needs.
  • Establish procedures and protocol for digital content in line with national standards and manage all of JPMC’s History Program digital content and various formats


  • In-depth knowledge of archival technical skills, including records surveys and transfers, preservation methodology, records organization, and cataloguing
  • 5-7 years of processing and digital management experience, preferably in a corporate setting
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills and attention to detail
  • Strong project management skills that can be applied to a diverse array of projects
  • Excellent research skills including familiarity working with primary materials, as well as secondary sources; experience with internet searches
  • Ability to work independently on projects and prioritize tasks
  • Computer competency with Microsoft based computer systems as well as Adobe Photoshop
  • Consistently strong customer service orientation
  • Familiarity with The Museum System (TMS) as a software tool to manage item level descriptions of high value art and artifact collection a plus

Education Level:
Master’s Degree in History with Archival Certificate or Master’s Degree in Library Science


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