Choate Rosemary Hall seeks an Archivist for the Andrew Mellon Library to begin at the start of the 2021-2022 school year. The purpose of the role is to select, preserve, arrange, and catalogue the collection; to answer inquiries from both internal and external parties; and, to promote the collections. The Library provides both contemplative and collaborative spaces for all users with a collection containing over 190,000 books and e-books, over 50 scholarly databases as well as newspapers, magazines, DVDs, and streaming video services, along with a copy of course textbooks on reserve.
This is a full-time, benefits eligible position that runs during the academic, school year.
Job duties include:
Responsible for the curation, preservation, administration, and the promotion of the physical and digital archives.
Identify, sort, and classify archive material for preservation and accessibility.
Catalogue existing records and new accessions: the creation, management, and maintenance of up-to-date structured finding aids, classification systems and access points on appropriate archive software, ensuring that national descriptive standards are followed.
Respond to inquiries from alumni, the school community, and members of the public, both in person and remotely with exceptional customer service.
Promote the Archive collections through online and on campus exhibits, publications, presentations, classroom sessions, and other outreach activities.
Develops policies and/or procedures and directly manages the acquisition, disposition, access to, and safekeeping of archival materials.
Maintains the inventory of the school's fine art, rare book, and furnishings collections.
Master’s degree in library, archival, or information studies OR a master’s degree in liberal arts/humanities and successful completion of archival training.
Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA) certification and formal experience in an archival institution OR an archival certification will be considered as an exception to the requirement for a master’s degree.
3-5 years of experience with archival and library systems, including developing and managing systems in a collaborative environment.
A strong background in archival theory and practice, especially regarding arrangement and description, as well as a familiarity with current approaches to born-digital materials.
Experience working in a secondary school environment.
Choate prohibits in all its programs, including hiring and employment practices, discrimination against or harassment of any member or group based upon age, gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other category protected by Connecticut or federal law, except in the case of a bona fide occupational qualification.
About Choate Rosemary Hall
Choate Rosemary Hall is a coeducational, independent secondary school located in central Connecticut with 850 boarding and day students and over 350 employees.
Choate serves intellectually gifted and motivated students of diverse backgrounds from across the globe whose commitment to serious study is enhanced in an academically challenging and personally supportive setting.
Employee benefits include a generous defined contribution 403(b)plan, medical and dental insurance coverage, vacation, long-term disability and group term life insurance.