Job Opportunity: Art History & Visual Arts Librarian, Wesleyan University

Job TitleArt History & Visual Arts Librarian
CompanyWesleyan University
LocationMiddletown, Connecticut
Salary$61,300- $72,300
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Required Experience • Graduate degree and knowledge in art history or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience 

• Experience working in public services in an academic or special library, or in providing specialized support in arts research 

• Knowledge of information resources used in the study of visual art

• Excellent interpersonal skills

• Effective communications skills with the ability to present information and ideas to various audiences

• Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-based environment

• Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact collegially with individuals of different backgrounds

• Strong user-service orientation and desire to work with constituents in an academic environment

• Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends
Sample Job Responsibilities• Design, provide, and assess multimodal instruction on the use and understanding of visual and performing arts resources, concepts, and tools, including visual and media literacy across the curriculum.

• Promote and provide reference and in-depth research support in the visual and performing arts. 

• Serve as the primary communication conduit between the library and assigned academic departments, developing creative pathways that ensure faculty and students are aware of library services, collections, and initiatives, including broader developments in scholarly communication and digital initiatives.

• Design, provide, and assess outreach programs that promote information and visual literacy within and across the disciplines.

• Support the growth and maintenance of analog and digital collections to meet the needs of faculty and students, and represent the diversity of contributors in the field. 

• Build relationships with members of the Wesleyan community and beyond to share information and develop complementary or interconnected services that relate to the Library and/or support the overall success of Wesleyan students and faculty.

• Engage in professional development to maintain current knowledge of trends and changes in academic public services and scholarship, particularly those related to the visual and performing arts. 
DeadlineNovember 29, 2021

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