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Friday, June 04, 2021 6:23 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

K-12 School Archivist

(June 4, 2021)

Position Title - K-12 School Archivist

Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.) - Director of Libraries and Information Services

Position Type Part-time, permanent

Benefits - Yes

Hourly wage range - $20 - $25

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


To Apply: Please send Resume and COver Letter to cpayne@dalton.org

questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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