Library Fellowship – Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library is pleased to announce the creation of a Library Fellowship for Collections Management. This fellowship is intended for a recent library school graduate interested in pursuing a career in art librarianship with a focus on technical services. Working closely with the Collections Management Librarian, the recipient will gain valuable hands on experience working with materials in all formats from the main research collection, special collections, digital collections, and archives. Training will including collection assessment and preservation, metadata creation and enhancement, library systems management, digitization, and capture of born digital materials. Special projects will be designed in response to the recipient’s individual interests and skills. In addition to work within the library, the recipient will be expected to participate in ARLIS on a local and national level and will be encouraged to share their experiences through professional writing, poster sessions, and/or presentations.

This is a one-year project position with the possibility of renewal for a second year and an anticipated start date of July 2, 2018. The position is full time with an annual salary of $32,000, benefits, and an additional stipend for professional development and to defray costs associated with attending the ARLIS/NA annual conference.


Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science
Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Background in the History of Art or a related field.
Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language.
Prior library experience, ideally in technical services.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Individuals interested in applying should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references via email to


The Clark is one of only a handful of institutions globally with a dual mission as an art museum and a distinguished center for research and higher education, dedicated to advancing and extending the public understanding of art. The Clark is located in Williamstown, a community within the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, a region known for its scenic beauty and the rich diversity of its cultural institutions. Williamstown is one hour from Albany, New York and three hours from Boston and New York City.


Established in 1962, the Clark Library has become one of the major art reference and research libraries in the country. Focusing on post-medieval European and American art, the collection is outstanding in the fields of Italian and Northern Renaissance, Baroque, nineteenth-century French art, and the history of photography. Recent grants have greatly increased holdings in contemporary and non-Western art and the library is home to exceptional rare and artists’ book collections.

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