Rare Books Cataloger and Curator
Reporting to the Associate Director of Museums, Archives & Rare Books, the Rare Books and Manuscripts Cataloger and Curator will be responsible for cataloging the collection and working on special projects including enriched cataloging and developing specialized bibliographies. The Cataloger/Curator will perform stacks maintenance and inventory projects, monitor environmental controls and conduct periodic conservation assessments.
Working closely with the Archives Specialist and Rare Books Coordinator, the Cataloger/Curator will engage in outreach duties including giving tours and presentations of the Gallery and exhibits for students, staff and community groups and working with faculty to develop special topic presentations and student projects.
The Cataloger/Curator will assist and collaborate with members of the Museums, Archives & Rare Books team to produce exhibits, develop outreach and promotional materials, and plan events.
The Cataloger/Curator will make recommendations for the acquisition of rare books and manuscripts within established collecting areas as well as suggest areas for future growth. In addition the position will assist in making purchasing decisions, soliciting donations and gifts, and cultivating relationships with donors.
In addition to cover letter and resume, please attach copies of writing samples as one PDF document. These documents are required as part of the application process.
ALA accredited MLS or MLIS degree or Master's equivalent in related field. Relevant experience working with rare book collections.
- Graduate degree in English or History
- At least two years experience cataloging rare books or special collections
- Working knowledge of Latin; working knowledge of German, Spanish or French
- Working knowledge of book history