School Archivist

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Cambridge, MA

Accredited by NEASC

Contact Information:

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Job Summary:

BB&N is seeking a part-time School Archivist. Primary responsibilities are to assess, process, and manage the school’s archival records. The School Archivist will develop, implement, and manage procedures for the arrangement, description, preservation, digitization, and accessibility of the archives, bringing the archive in line with current best practices. The School Archivist will work closely with school Librarians to build connections with faculty, staff, and alumni/ae in order to provide reference and instruction and grow the collection. This is a 20-hours per week, 12-month position with flexible hours.


BB&N, a coeducational day school in Cambridge, MA, was established in 1974 by the merger of two independent schools, the Buckingham School and Browne & Nichols School, founded respectively in 1889 and 1883.  Located on three separate campuses, we work as one School in pursuit of excellence. We celebrate the diversity of our community, which enriches our daily experience. At BB&N we foster intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and a deep concern and respect for others.

BB&N’s mission is to promote scholarship, integrity, and kindness in diverse, curious, and motivated students. The School prepares students for lives of principled engagement in their communities and the world. We value a diverse and inclusive community that fosters respect for the identities and perspectives of all.

Skills and Competencies:

The successful candidate will have at least a Bachelor’s degree. An MS degree in Library & Information Science with a concentration in Archives Management is preferred. However, individuals with relevant processing experience who are currently enrolled in a program may also be considered. The successful candidate will have strong multi-tasking and self-starter skills. The candidate should be comfortable working independently and willing to establish connections with a range of school constituents. The School Archivist will demonstrate solid competencies, including:

  • enjoyment working with students in an educational setting
  • strong attention to detail;
  • excellent organizational skills;
  • familiarity with Microsoft Office software;
  • the ability to lift 40 pounds;
  • excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues;
  • high standards of professional conduct; and
  • a good sense of humor.

To Apply:  Please visit the employment opportunities page at or to complete your online application. Please upload your Cover Letter, Resume, Personal Statement and/or Teaching Philosophy and Reference List.

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, national origin or ancestry, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. We welcome candidates who will increase our diversity; we encourage candidates of color and all diverse candidates to apply.


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