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Archivist, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Boston Children's Hospital is hiring!  Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to AND apply online here.

Status: Part Time

Standard Hours per Week: 16



At Boston Children's Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It's in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness and in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Medical Library and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.


The Archivist under the supervision of the Archives Program Manager is responsible for assisting in the planning and implementation of the activities of the Boston Children's Hospital Archives Program, including selection, arrangement description, reference and outreach. This includes organizing, preserving, and making accessible materials that are of significant and lasting historical value to Boston Children's Hospital, providing reference assistance to internal and external patrons, supplying collection materials and/or information requested according to archives policies, monitoring use of the materials, and making reproductions in appropriate formats. The position also assists with scanning, rehousing and preparing collections for offsite storage, transferring records from hospital offices, and archival processing according to established archival standards and internal procedures which are detailed in written policies. The Archivist will also perform outreach activities such as planning exhibits and providing guided walking history tours of the hospital's main campus.

The Archivist will be responsible for:

  • Applying professional standards to the processing, arrangement and preservation of records.
  • Responding to research requests from hospital staff and public.
  • Planning and implement online and physical archive exhibits.
  • Conducting walking history tours of the Longwood campus, and may be asked to provide history-based talks and presentations.
  • Assisting with scanning, rehousing, and preparing collections for offsite storage.
  • Maintaining statistics on materials accessioned and research requests completed.


To qualify you must have:

  • A degree in archival administration or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience is required.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills; attention to accuracy and detail is essential.
  • The ability to work independently and collaboratively with colleagues, students, faculty and medical staff in a dynamic multicultural environment.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to interact tactfully and knowledgeably with a diverse group of medical professionals and hospital administration.
  • A desire to work in a fast paced, highly demanding and dynamic environment.

Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.


Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

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