Find Your Place in History Here
At History Factory, you won’t find big machines cranking out widgets and gadgets. Instead, you’ll work with smart, fascinating people doing interesting and unusual work–collecting, organizing and archiving materials found deep within a company’s history. Together, we interpret the gems of authentic content we find in a company’s past and develop programs to help it chart its future.
History degree not required
Only advanced degrees of curiosity and passion
To thrive here, the main requirements are an inquisitive mind, a collaborative spirit, infectious enthusiasm, and a strong desire to help our clients write the next chapter in their history.
About the Company
History Factory is a specialized professional services firm that helps organizations leverage their heritage for strategic business purposes. Our people are as diverse in their skills, origins and perspectives as our clients. Designers, writers, historians, archivists, curators and planners—all are drawn by the chance to utilize the power of history to shape the future.
About the Role
The Director of Business Development is a member of the management committee, reporting directly to the President. The person in this position is laser-focused on closing profitable business—developing new opportunities, securing contracts and leading the process to acquire new clients through a consultative process.
This person also oversees History Factory’s business development pipeline and other sales management requirements. Ideally the person in this position will be located in Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., or the Bay Area, but location is not a prerequisite.
What You Are
Driven. You are motivated by clear goals and knowing your success is critical to the business’ success.
Outgoing. You are a natural communicator, comfortable conversing with anyone and not easily intimidated.
Compassionate. You are naturally oriented to wanting to help others, solve problems and consider
situations from someone else’s shoes.
Investigative. You are intellectually curious and driven to understand our clients’ businesses as well as our own. You are not afraid of asking tough or seemingly obvious questions. You seek deep insight, even if an answer leads you/us along a different path than the one you started down.
Collaborative. You are experienced and confident enough in your own abilities to share and facilitate. You understand that complex, B2B business development requires teamwork and orchestrating people.
Perceptive. You are attuned to others, reading between the lines, hearing what’s missed and reading the room in order to know what role you and History Factory need to play. You have the ability to understand context and complex business environments
Analytical. You are thoughtful and think through downstream implications. You assess a situation and make decisions using your sound business acumen.
Invested. You want to be part of a team and want to work for a company you can be proud of.
What You’ll Do
What You’ll Bring
How You’ll Be Evaluated
Please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Email only, please no phone calls.
Who you are:
Applicants from Continental United States only please. Candidates within a reasonable driving distance from Metro DC preferred.
To apply, please submit your CV to email@example.com. Email inquiries only, please do not call.
History Factory is a specialized professional services firm that helps organizations leverage their heritage for strategic business purposes. Central to this value is designing, building and implementing modern archives and content solutions that enable organizations to capture, access and apply their institutional memory.
Over our 40-year history, History Factory has developed unparalleled experience architecting physical and digital archives. Our capabilities, insights, and expertise have enabled us to build and maintain high-performance archives for industry leading corporations, associations, and non-profits. The Consulting Archivist will be a key contributor to this legacy of leadership and future growth of our archives services.
The Consulting Archivist will work within diverse project environments to deliver innovative work that ranges from strategy to execution and ongoing management. The Consulting Archivist’s primary responsibility will be to work with senior client leaders and functional areas to develop a deep understanding of the organization’s current information landscape and recommend archival strategies and programs that will deliver business value. Recommendations will reflect each client’s unique business environment as well as archival best practices, and industry, technology, and cultural trends. (S)he will also be responsible for building and managing client collections, supporting thought leadership and business development efforts, and helping inform future archives and content solutions.
The position will report to the Managing Archivist and indirectly to the Chief Administrative.
Working independently and in collaboration with History Factory’s archives leadership, senior leaders, colleagues, account leads, and others the Consulting Archivist shall undertake the following efforts.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Email only, please no phone calls.