Corporate Archivist – General Mills

The Corporate Archivist will be responsible for cataloging and maintaining brand, division and company historical information in a manner that allows for easy compilation and analysis of General Mills history. Accountable for ongoing process of gathering and archiving data and artifacts from and about the company and its brands. Data and artifacts will include information about company, brand creation and development, advertising, promotions, packaging, premiums, licensed products, executives, etc. The archivist will research and respond to queries from Marketing, Consumer Insights, Consumer Relations and Global Communications relative to archival data and historical information. This individual will create, maintain, and update historical information and displays in General Mills facilities, as directed and requested. This person will also work to acquire, integrate and leverage the historical records, data and artifacts from acquired companies and global locations. In addition, this individual will catalog and maintain the company’s historical packaging collection.

General Mills is reshaping the future of food. We believe food makes us better. It nourishes our bodies, brings us joy and connects us to each other. As one of the world’s leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Yoplait, Annie’s Homegrown, Old El Paso, Epic Provisions, Blue Buffalo and more. Are you passionate about the future of food? You’ve come to the right table. We want the very best talent to help lead something big.

• Focus, direct, and lead the General Mills Corporate Archives.
• Develop scope and policies for General Mills Corporate Archives.
• Process requests and initiate projects that utilize historical information to support current business decisions.
• Leverage historical information and assets to support efforts to raise visibility and increase positive sentiment about our company and our products.
• Assess historical documents, physical assets and donations to determine archival relevance, and add to collection as needed.
• Plan and direct activities to expose archival assets and encourage ongoing contributions and donations, including acquisition and international assets.
• Keep abreast of current archival methods, processes and systems and implement as prudent to most efficiently maintain GM collection.
• In coordination with manager and team, give direction to interns and volunteers.

• Bachelor of Arts degree with at least 3 years archives management experience.
• Familiarity with electronic records and management of digital images.
• Certification by Society of American Archivists preferred.

• Ability to work independently, yet understand the needs of the team.
• Ability to work and maintain a positive attitude under pressure in a continually changing environment.
• Ability to maintain favorable working relationships.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent attendance, ability to work overtime as needed, and flexibility with regard to tours that may fall outside of normal business hours

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