Posted: October 27, 2019 by saacua in Jobs, News

The Archives of the World Bank Group is looking for an Archivist to join its team in Washington, DC.  Established in 1944 at Bretton Woods, the World Bank Group (WBG) is a multilateral international organization that works to eliminate extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity around the world.  The WBG Archives has responsibilities for WBG records throughout the lifecycle, as well as for implementing the World Bank’s Access to Information Policy and promoting WBG history.

Our team

We are a group of dedicated archivists and records managers that love challenges, use our knowledge of archival theory and practice in creative new ways, and work collaboratively with staff across the WBG including IT.  We collaborate with our peers in the archives of other international organizations, and we’re striving to bring the WBG’s incredible archival holdings to researchers and the public in general.  We’re diverse and come from many different countries.  We value open communication, lifelong learning, and a strong service-oriented culture.


You are an archivist with experience using the ISAD(G) standard and the More Product, Less Process (MPLP) approach to archival arrangement and description. You have post-secondary education in the field of archives, and skills in systems like Access to Memory, Preservica, HPRM or other archives management systems.  You are curious, thorough, and communicate well both in written form and verbally.  You delight in creating innovative knowledge products that communicate history and archival holdings, similar to our online historical timeline and our recent exhibit commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Bretton Woods conference.  Is this you?  Come work with us!

This is a three-year term position with the possibility for extension and transition to open-ended employment.  While salary is dependent on education and experience, the range is typically between $70, 000 and $95, 000 USD and is free of income tax or tax allowance may be provided. Information about benefits is here. Deadline for applications is November 15, 2019, and the posting is here.

Thanks so much,

Sherrine M. Thompson

Lead, Archives Access to Information Team

WBG Library & Archives of Development (ITSLA)

Knowledge & Information Services (ITSKI)

T +1 (202) 458-2608

M+1 (571) 331-5845


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