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Bacardi Assistant Archivist

Job Name

Bacardi Assistant Archivist

Country:

United States of America

City:

Miami, FL

Function:

Marketing - Communication - PR

Reporting Line:

Heritage Curator

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Angel Guzman

About the role

YOUR OPPORTUNITY
As part of a dynamic team of global Archivists and Heritage Curators, The Bacardi Assistant Archivist will be responsible for all elements of the day-to-day management of The Bacardi Archives collection, including appraisal, organization, cataloguing, digitization, storage and preservation. The Bacardi Assistant Archivist will be immersed in our company story and will play a vital role in shaping the collection’s development and sharing the 160-year story of the Bacardi company and the BACARDÍ rum brand.

OUR COLLECTIONS
At Bacardi, the world’s largest privately held spirits company, heritage is at the heart of our company culture and our brands. Our archivists unlock and preserve the stories of our past and inspire the future including the development of new products, packaging and campaigns.

The Bacardi Archives, located inside the Bacardi office in Coral Gables, encompass more than 160 years of history of the world’s most awarded rum brand across with more than 20,000 items including both paper and digital business records, advertisements, photographs, more than 4,000 rum bottles, fine art paintings, promotional items, the world’s largest and oldest private cocktail book collection, and more.
Join a team of global archivists protecting the legacy of brands including DEWAR’S® Blended Scotch Whisky in Scotland, MARTINI® vermouths and sparkling wines in Italy, GREY GOOSE® and BÉNÉDICTINE® liqueur in Northern France, and many more.

ABOUT YOU
This role is for someone with impeccable organization and communication skills and a passion for storytelling. You are a self-starter, comfortable working autonomously and carefully amongst a collection of historical records that span seven generations of a family-owned business. You have a knack for developing catalogues and systems to ensure the accessibility of vital company records today and for years to come. You connect the dots between the business and the stories of the past to reinforce the authenticity of our iconic brands.

Responsibilities

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The main duties and responsibilities for this position include:
• Execute and support the strategic direction of the Global Heritage team to support business priorities and increase visibility of the archive collections.
• Manage the acquisition, appraisal, organization, cataloging, preservation and digitization of collections including traditional archive records and physical objects such as rum bottles.
• Support the Digital Archive team with the development of the Bacardi company and brand digital archive collection.
• Work with the company’s open-source software, Collective Access, to develop accurate collections information and descriptions.
• Support management of the company’s fine art collection including cataloguing, appraisals, curating displays, and proper storage.
• Support the development of heritage communications and compelling storytelling for internal and external communications, including social media, intranet, town halls, and presentations.
• Provide historical research to support business priorities, potential investments, and brand projects.
• Host in-person archive tours and training sessions.
• Assist in the development of policy guidelines concerning the management of collections and sharing of intellectual property.
• Assist development of new archives for modern brands.
• Support the development of engaging heritage exhibitions including a private museum and the Casa BACARDÍ brand home in Puerto Rico.

Skills and Experience

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
• Masters degree in Library and Information Science with emphasis on archives, or equivalent qualification relating to archives and records management.
• Minimum of two years’ experience working in an archive, preferably a business archive. This may include traditional archives, digital archives and records management.
• Ability to manage traditional archives and digital archives.
• Up-to-date knowledge of established archive principles, including digital preservation standards and archive descriptive standards.
• Excellent organization skills and proven ability to independently care for a collection of historic artefacts and records, championing daily activities with confidence.
• Business fluency in English and Spanish.
• Ability to read 19th century cursive handwriting in both Spanish and English.
• Knowledge of digital archiving, ideally with experience using Preservica or other online tools for digital cataloguing.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to give presentations.
• Experience managing high-value works of art.

PERSONAL QUALITIES
• You are passionate about company culture and delivering great work that is creative, innovative, fun and informative.
• You have an independent mindset and enjoy rolling your sleeves up to get the job done.
• You embody a Founder’s mentality; an entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to be self-directed are highly prized qualities in this team.
• You have strong communication and organization skills, tenacity, creativity, curiosity to discover the past and prepare for the future, and the ability to connect the dots and get things done.
• You have a strong capacity to create a culture of ‘Belonging’, where people feel appreciated for who they are, what they do, and who they can become.
• You demonstrate consistent delivery of results in first-time situations by inspiring teams, exhibiting a presence that builds confidence in yourself and others. And you never miss a deadline.
• You have a growth and learning mindset: ready to test, stumble, learn and apply from experience.

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.


Disclaimer: Bacardi is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity. Diversity is core to our business: by embedding diversity into all aspects of our culture, we maximize the opportunity to achieve sustainable business success and growth. The duties and responsibilities described in the role profile might not be a comprehensive list.