The Dalton School, a K-12 independent, gender inclusive school located in Manhattan, is consistently recognized as one of the top independent day schools in the nation. It has a total enrollment of approximately 1,300 students and approximately 350 faculty and staff.
We are seeking an experienced, part-time Archivist to appraise, preserve and make accessible the primary source materials of enduring value that document The Dalton School’s history. Our collections encompass a wide range of media and subject matter and include publications, administrative and academic records, photographs, oral histories, event programs, audio and video recordings, memorabilia, and more.
Maintain archives collections, both in physical and digital formats.
Collaborate with and support faculty in using the archives for curricular needs.
Provide reference services to the Dalton community.
Organize collection using recognized archives standards and best practices.
Evaluate and respond to requests for archives materials from entities outside of Dalton.
Maintain archives web portal.
Work with the Library Department to evaluate and implement policies, create opportunities for the community to engage with the library and archives and maintain an inclusive space where all in the community feel welcome.
Other duties as assigned.
Relevant Bachelor’s or Master's degree with a concentration in archival practices.
Experience working in a school preferred.
Knowledge of current standards for processing and describing paper and electronic records.
Knowledge of ArchiveSpace and ContentDM.
Excellent administrative skills, including a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
Ability to work collaboratively with users to provide assistance.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Physical ability to lift up to 25 pounds
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward the equity and diversity of our community in our admissions, programs, and hiring. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, ethnic origin, age, physical disability or sexual orientation in administration of our educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, athletics and other school-administered programs.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to the employment portal using the following link -www.dalton.org/employment
About The Dalton School
The Dalton School is an independent, co-educational day school (K-12), founded in 1919 by the renowned progressive educator Helen Parkhurst. Parkhurst’s visionary Dalton Plan remains the keystone of the school’s progressive educational philosophy and is now the model for over 200 Dalton schools in other parts of the world.
The Dalton School is the innovative leader in developing creative problem solvers who identify issues, grapple with possibilities, and design solutions to global challenges from multiple perspectives.
Dalton is recognized for its rigorous, innovative educational curriculum and offers its 1,300 students a breadth of stimulating and challenging programs taught by our dedicated faculty. Our high academic standards are complemented by an exemplary performing and fine arts curriculum – taught by faculty who are professionals in their fields – and a full range of athletic teams and extra-curricular activities.
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring.