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Head of Archives & Special Collections, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH

The Head of Archives and Special Collections provides vision and leadership in administering intellectual, physical and digital access to Academy archives and special collections; promote the use of the unique and rare resources through classes, presentations and exhibits; and supervision of Archives and Special Collections staff.

Full time, 37.5 hours/week, including occasional weekends and evenings. Schedule may vary according to departmental and Academy needs.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Responsible for the management, operation, coordination, and direction of the Academy archives, includingimplementation of policies, guidelines and best practices governing the management of institutional records in both print and digital format.
  • Establishment and implementation of procedures for the acquisition, processing, and preservation of archival materials and special collections.
  • Collaboration with students, faculty and outside researchers on academic projects.
  • Participate in the library's scheduled public services rotation, including occasional evening and weekend hours.
  • Coordinate with Academy offices, departments and committees to identify, evaluate and preserve Academy records of continuing administrative, legal, fiscal and historical value in all formats.
  • Promote use of archival material and special collections through outreach activities within and outside of the Academy.
  • Work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial, team-based environment.
  • Plan, manage, and oversee multiple projects, meet deadlines and prioritize work in alignment with the strategic goals of the Library and Academy.
  • Attend faculty meetings and other required Academy functions.


  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program with a concentration in Archival Studies or a graduate degree in a related discipline, such as Public History.
  • Academy of Certified Archivists certification preferred.


  • 3+ years' experience processing archival material including digital objects, with progressive administrative experience in an academic, school or special library.
  • Experience working with adolescents in an educational setting preferred.


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