Status: Part Time Division/Dept.: Advancement Reports to: Director of Alumni Relations
This position is responsible for the general oversight of the Crossroads School archives, which are comprised of a wide range of materials in all media. The particular focus of the job for the next two years will be to search, catalog and organize the archives in preparation for the school’s 50th anniversary in 2021. On a limited-hours basis, the archivist will also make the Herbert Zipper Archives available for the purposes of school administration, historic research, and alumni outreach activities. Hours are typically Monday-Friday 9:00-1:00pm, although later hours and some weekends may be required.
Complete review and inventory of all school materials as well as develop a plan for documentation
Reaffirm or design an archival policies and procedures plan, to address the Crossroads archives in the following areas:
sorting, processing, cataloging, storing, and preservation;
providing access to the Zipper archives as a physical and digital resource for students, teachers, and outside scholars and researchers;
fulfilling archival requests from faculty and staff for pictures and other documents.
Other duties as required of part-time staff
Required Experience, Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Bachelor’s degree plus 2-4 years experience or MLIS degree with Archives and Records emphasis and 2 years of experience;
Must have advanced digital photography, Photoshop and scanning skills;
Strong understanding of Society of American Archivists (SAA) conservation principles, Museum Archives Guidelines (MAG), and collection management software such as PastPerfect;
Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively;
Demonstrated experience in collections database/digitization planning and implementation;
Experience in curation and exhibition development;
Experience working with grades 6-12 in an independent school setting preferred and community outreach in the form of lectures, archives tours, exhibitions, research, and writing.