You can make a salary. Or you can make a difference. Or you can work as an Archivist at Herman Miller and make both.
About this Opportunity
As an Archivist, you'll be responsible for the day-to-day processing and preserving of the Herman Miller archival collection. You will facilitate, govern, and enhance access to the Archives, supporting requests from internal and external business partners.
What You'll Do
You'll have opportunities to speak up, solve problems, lead others, and be an owner every day as you...
Arrange and describe archival materials, including paper-based, audiovisual, and born-digital, according to current processes and industry standards.
Proactively create, improve, and refine workflows and procedures for managing, processing, and providing access to archival materials.
Ensure optimal archival storage conditions and make recommendations for the preservation of collection materials.
Facilitate and govern access to archival materials for internal and external researchers by creating finding aids and contributing to the Digital Asset Management system.
Continually expand and cultivate a broad understanding of Herman Miller history, brand, and archival collections, refining strategic goals and communicating across teams as well as with external researchers.
Contribute to the planning, researching, and organizing of archival exhibitions and special projects.
Coordinate in-house and outsourced digitization efforts.
Develop the Corporate Archives by acquiring new materials and consulting with teams across the company to identify records of enduring value.
Maintain understanding of current trends and best practices and evaluate new processes for continuous improvement opportunities.
Perform additional responsibilities as requested to achieve business objectives.
Sound Like You?
You might be just who we’re looking for if you have...
A Bachelor's degree in Museum Management, Archives, Exhibit Design, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Master's degree in Archives, Records Management, or a related field from an accredited graduate program is preferred.
Two years of experience in archives with evidence of progressive responsibilities.
A demonstrated knowledge of archival theory, standards, and best practices.
The ability to work under minimal supervision with considerable latitude in the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with great attention to detail.
Project management skills with the ability to coordinate multiple complex tasks in a timely manner.
A proven capacity and ability to acquire new skills and knowledge.
Demonstrated written, verbal, and interpersonal skills to communicate information, ideas, procedures, and processes in a logical sequence and at a level appropriate to the audience, resulting in effective working relationships.
A demonstrated ability to effectively use the office automation, communication, software, and tools currently used in the Herman Miller office environment.
The ability to lift 30 pounds (boxes, furniture, etc.).
The ability to perform all essential job functions of the position with or without accommodations.
Who We Are
At Herman Miller, our unique culture represents the collective attitudes, ideas, and experiences of the people who work here. We focus on protecting the environment, impacting our communities, exceeding the expectations of our customers through high quality products, and championing diversity in all areas of the business, and together we are on a journey toward a better world. We support the well-being of our employees in and outside of work by providing a variety of opportunities including award-winning work-life integration resources, development programs, complex health and wellness offerings, and much more.
Herman Miller is a globally recognized provider of furnishings and related technologies and services. Headquartered in West Michigan, we have relied on innovative design for over 100 years to solve problems for people wherever they work, live, learn, and heal.
Herman Miller is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer including veterans and people with disabilities.
Employee Status: Regular
Work Schedule: 8am-5pm
Primary Location: United States-Michigan-Holland