The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is seeking a dynamic individual to fill the role of Fine Arts Reference and Acquisitions Librarian in The Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman Library. The Library and Special Collections Department is part of the Conservation and Collections Division and provides research services and resources to museum staff and to the general public in support of VMFA’s educational mission. This position reports to the Director of Library, Archives and Special Collections and has primary responsibilities for reference services management, collection development, and outreach. The Fine Arts Reference and Acquisitions Librarian provides reference and research services, assists with oversight of hourly staff and volunteers, as well as has responsibility for collection development including selection, acquisition, cataloging, and management of print and electronic resources. This position will also serve as the liaison to internal departments as well as the academic and museum community to actively promote library services and intellectual resources to existing and new audiences.
The successful candidate must have a Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited institution with graduate or undergraduate coursework in Art History, Museum Studies or a related Humanities discipline. In addition, candidate must have significant experience working as a reference librarian for an arts library in an academic or museum setting. Effective oral and written communication skills as well as experience working with integrated library systems, Digital Asset Management Systems (DAMS) and electronic resources is essential. Must also have a demonstrated history of promoting library resources to diverse audiences.
Advanced level technology skills and reading level proficiency in one or more foreign languages.
Online applications will be accepted through Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. (extended from Sept. 7th): https://virginiajobs.
Please contact the HR office at (804) 340-1485 if you need assistance. EEO/AA, Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Certified Employer