Job Title: Ezra Stiles Special Collections Librarian
Organization: Redwood Library & Athenaeum
Location: Newport, Rhode Island,
The Redwood Library and Athenaeum, Newport, RI, seeks a Special Collections Librarian who will serve as the director of the Redwood’s special collections department and as its registrar of art, which encompasses rare and special book collections, manuscripts, serials, maps, archives, and fine and decorative art collections. The individual is responsible for developing and implementing preservation policies, cataloging policies for special collections, overseeing the retrospective conversion of the collections, developing and installing rotating exhibitions of the collections, and supervising special collections staff and volunteers.
The Redwood is an independent membership athenaeum that houses more than 200,000 rare and circulating books and an important collection of 18th and 19th century American art within a National Historic Landmark. The Ezra Stiles Special Collections Librarian interacts with Redwood’s Museum and Library Committees, and helps promote access to and greater awareness of the collections.
The successful candidate must have a minimum of five years library and/or museum experience, and an MLIS and/or MA in art or art history. S/he will be an excellent communicator, both internally with staff, board and volunteers and externally with members and supporters. Knowledge of rare book library practices and procedures, and specific knowledge in the areas of archives and preservation is essential, as is attention to detail and accuracy with information, discretion with confidential information, and ability to work independently. A competitive compensation and benefits package will be provided for the outstanding candidate.
Please email by August 5, 2010 your application letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone inquiries please.
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