The Archivist/Lower School Library Assistant is a part-time position totaling 20 hours of work per week. The person in this role will split their responsibility each week between serving as the archivist for the school and supporting the Lower School Library team.
Archivist: Flexibly scheduled for about 8 hours a week
Lower School Library Assistant: Monday-Friday: 1:30-4:00 PM
The Brearley School, founded in 1884, has a long history, which is maintained in the School’s archive. The school archivist is responsible for managing the archive through the organization and preservation of the school’s records. The archivist should have an interest in learning about the School’s history, experience in managing an archive, including work with digital materials and knowledge of best practices and archival standards. Much of the archival work is done independently, so the ideal candidate should be motivated, a self- starter and detail oriented.
The Lower School Library Assistant role requires an efficient, organized, technologically proficient individual who is flexible and takes initiative. The Lower School Library Assistant should be comfortable working with students, teachers, and parents. Experience working at a school is desirable.
-Assess, preserve and maintain school documents and objects -Create and maintain computer archives and databases -Organize and classify archival records to make them easy to search through -Collaborate with the School’s community to find and acquire new materials for the archives
Lower School Library Assistant role:
-Assisting at Lower School library desk with circulation needs, including helping check in and check out books.
-Processing and preparing new books for circulation
-Updating themed bulletin boards and maintaining library space
-Helping maintain library collection by shelving books and other duties
Applicants may apply through the Brearley website: https://www.brearley.org/about/employment-opportunities
The Brearley School actively seeks diversity in its faculty and student body and encourages people of color to apply.
Education: MLS or Equivalent Experience, Archives certificate preferred
About The Brearley School
The Brearley School, an independent school for girls, was founded in 1884 to provide its students with a college-preparatory education equal in rigor to that of boys, and, in the words of the mission statement today, to prepare them for “active responsible citizenship in a democratic society.” Within a highly articulated 13-year curriculum, and with a 6:1 student-faculty ratio, teaching methods are varied, flexible and pragmatic, taking into account individual patterns of development and ways of learning. The School’s program is designed to challenge eager, able students intellectually, and to give each one the opportunity to gain competence, self-reliance and self-knowledge through academic achievement as well as experience in the visual and performing arts, sports, community service and a wide variety of extracurricular activities.
Brearley’s K-12 enrollment is divided into Lower School, Middle School and Upper School, and consists of about 690 students from throughout the New York metropolitan area who represent a diversity of backgrounds, experiences and points of view.