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University School of Nashville


University School of Nashville


Job Summary

University School of Nashville has an immediate opening for a creative and collaborative library professional to serve as part-time Archivist and join our outstanding and well-established library team. The Archivist will continue the project of organizing and preserving the school’s archives, manage a publicly accessible interactive archival site, and integrate archival research into the curriculum. The Archivist must possess a genuine appreciation for children and adolescents. 

The School

University School of Nashville is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational day school with enrollment of 1,080 students kindergarten through twelfth grade. In 1915, the George Peabody College for Teachers opened Peabody Demonstration School, USN’s predecessor, which earned acclaim for its curriculum and faculty. In 1974, Peabody College announced plans to close PDS, and a group of parents, alumni, students, and teachers reconstituted and re-chartered the school as University School of Nashville. 

USN’s midtown location adjacent to Vanderbilt University and its Peabody College for Teachers reminds us each day of our beginnings 106 years ago in the demonstration school culture of innovation and educational best practices. It’s a vibrant educational community for both students and teachers in the midst of a dynamic city.

In the USN community, students expect much of each other, and faculty benefit from that high standard. We seek educators who are enthusiastic about their own learning to complement their teaching, and we offer many opportunities for professional development. USN is committed to creating an institutional environment that mirrors the cultural and ethnic composition of greater Nashville. USN encourages a diverse applicant pool and provides equal employment opportunities for employees and job applicants.

Job Responsibilities

Chief responsibilities include continuing to advance the creation and maintenance of retrievable computer archives and databases as well as the digitization and preservation of collections, photographs, and born-digital items. In addition, the Archivist will collaborate with K-12 faculty to embed archival research into the curriculum; provide archival support to the Alumni Office and Communications Office; and participate fully as a member of the library department. 


Qualifications include a bachelor’s or master’s degree in archival practices, public history or library and information sciences and/or one or more years of related archives experience.  

USN has a deep commitment to equitable and just community spaces. Candidates should be knowledgeable of research on how implicit biases in race, ethnicity, gender identity and socioeconomic class can shape curricula and pedagogy, classroom culture, and student outcomes. Candidates should be able to translate that knowledge into demonstrable actions that promote equitable and just archival practices.

Additional Information



How to Apply

Application Process

Candidates wishing to be considered for this position should complete the online application available at  To learn more about USN, visit our website at


  • Date Posted: February 9, 2021
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Communications / Marketing / PR
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture
  • Start Date: 03/01/2021
  • Working Hours: Up to 20 hours per week