Department:  NMH Library System                                  Date: March, 2000

Reports to: Director of Library & Academic Resources      Revised:  February, 2006

Classification:  Administrative Faculty - FT  

Term of Employment: Academic Year – 10 Month                                              


Summary of position purpose:  In support of the NMH Archives mission, the archivist preserves, promotes and provides access to material documenting the history of the school and the life of its founder, D.L. Moody.  As a member of the NMH Library System team, the archivist also contributes to reference, circulation and instruction duties.

Major responsibilities:

1.     Identifies, appraises, collects, arranges, describes, preserves, provides access to, and encourages the use of materials of enduring historical, legal and administrative value to Northfield Mount Hermon School.

2.     Functions as a resource to students, faculty and administrators by providing access to primary historical materials that support the instructional programs and administration of the school.

3.     Serves the alumni and their association by preserving a record of student life, both individual and collective, at the school; and enriching scholarship about and appreciation for the school and the life of D.L. Moody.  Serves as resource to Office of Advancement.

4.     Encourage the use of archival collections; and develops, implements and evaluates a plan of archival management and services in consultation with the director of library and academic resources.

5.     Contributes to the day to day operations of the NMH library system.

6.     Serves as a DL in the Moody system of advising and contribute to the delivery of the student life curriculum. Provides reference duty: evening and weekend rotation. 

7.     Attends meetings, including those of the NMH Library System.

8.     Engages in special projects at the request of the director of library and academic resources.



-- Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution and a master’s degree in history or related field (coursework in archival science, preservation management, and/or certification by the Academy of Certified Archivist a plus)

-- At least three years’ experience with archival work plus at least one year’s experience with reference, and circulation (preferably in an automated environment)

-- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse constituents such as administrators, faculty, students, and external researchers

-- Ability to work independently

  -- Ability to work evenings and occasional weekends