Position Announcement: College Archivist, Middlebury College

By IS Lab May 17, 2022

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The Middlebury College Library is seeking an experienced and innovative archivist to join the department of Special Collections and Archives. The ideal candidate will be confident in their knowledge of traditional archival best practices while taking an expansive view of how inclusive collecting and reparative cataloging can help to confront legacies of the past and further the teaching and research goals of Middlebury.

As the intellectual heart of campus, the Middlebury Libraries are valued for their collections, dedicated staff, and vibrant spaces. Exposure to primary source materials is a key component of Middlebury’s commitment to immersive learning and a liberal arts education. Located in the Davis Family Library, Special Collections is distinguished for its commitment to access, innovative instructional and outreach programs, rich collections including an archival record that dates to the College’s founding in 1800, and an ambitious digital collections and born-digital archives program.

Position Summary

The College Archivist serves as the recognized subject expert of the College’s Archives and manages the accessioning, arrangement, and description of archival and manuscript materials in all formats and administers the College’s records management program. The College Archivist hires and supervises student employees and interns, and trains staff and students to process analog and digital materials according to national and local standards.


Reporting to the Director and Curator of Special Collections, the College Archivist is an integral member of the Special Collections team, which partners with College community members to collect, describe, administer, preserve, and make accessible materials of enduring historic value pertaining to the history of Middlebury College. These include records of Middlebury administration; academic departments and initiatives; faculty; students, student organizations, and alumni; campus activities and events; and Middlebury’s relationships with the local county, the state of Vermont, and the world.

Located in the scenic Green Mountains of Vermont, Middlebury is a nationally recognized liberal arts college that offers graduate and specialized programs operating around the world. Middlebury employees enjoy a high quality of life with excellent compensation, competitive benefits, and access to top-notch facilities for education, research, and recreation. Middlebury is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community, the curriculum, and our library and archival collections.

To view the full job description and to apply online, please visit: https://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/26850 

Special Instructions to Applicants

Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Covid-19 vaccination, including booster if eligible, is a condition of employment. For more information: https://www.middlebury.edu/office/covid-19-updates/covid-19-vaccine-requirements

Salary range: $46,304 – $69,170

About Middlebury College

Middlebury is an undergraduate college; a graduate school for international studies; a home for immersive language study; a graduate school for the study of literature, literacy, and pedagogy; a leader of schools abroad sites that span the globe; and a home for the oldest and most prestigious writers’ conference in the world. Middlebury is an institution that prepares students to address the world’s most challenging problems, and it does so by engaging them in the life of the mind and soul. At Middlebury, we are committed to educating students in the tradition of the liberal arts, which embodies a method of discourse as well as a group of disciplines; in our scientifically and mathematically oriented majors, just as in the humanities, the social sciences, the arts, and the languages, we emphasize reflection, discussion, and intensive interactions between students and faculty members. Our vibrant residential community, remarkable facilities, and the diversity of our co-curricular activities and support services all exist primarily to serve these educational purposes. As an employee at Middlebury, you’ll have opportunities to excel both personally and professionally. We offer competitive wages; generous health, dental, life, and disability insurance; a retirement plan; training and educational assistance; and quality-of-life enhancements like concerts, lectures, shows, and community events.