Friday, May 09, 2014

Associate Director for Collections, Research & Education - Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven

Associate Director for Collections, Research & Education - Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven. Rank: Librarian 4-5. Requisition: 25182. Position Focus: Reporting to the Director of the Beinecke Library and serving as a member of the Library’s senior leadership team, the Associate Director provides strategic leadership for and manages the Library’s Collections, Research & Education Department. The Associate Director is responsible for developing and implementing a strategic plan for enhancing and effectively managing the library’s extensive outreach and academic programs for Yale students, faculty and the international scholarly community. In close association with the Director, the Associate Director coordinates the collection development efforts of the Library’s curatorial staff. In conjunction with the Library’s curators, the Associate Director leads the programmatic development and administration of the Library’s fellowship, exhibit and publications programs, master classes, and curatorial organized events and programming including conferences, lectures, symposia, readings and concerts. To foster the effective growth and use of the Library’s collections, the Associate Director develops and maintains strong ties with the University Library, Yale Center for British Art, Yale University Art Gallery, Yale University Press, and faculty at Yale University. As appropriate the Associate Director and the department develops and maintains strong relations with relevant academic fields in order to support the mission of the Beinecke Library. Education, Skills and Experience: Requirements include: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, or a post-graduate degree in museum studies, humanities or other related discipline, and a minimum of 8 years of professional related experience. Qualified candidates will have demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direction in a research library; have managed staff, budgets and capital projects; have demonstrated understanding of current trends in special collections librarianship and digital humanities; and have a strong commitment to collection building and to innovative public service programs. Preferred: Ph.D. in humanities or related field; experience developing innovative programs and outreach initiatives; experience curating exhibits and managing publication programs. Salary and Benefits: We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country’s great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more. How to Apply: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references, should be submitted by applying online at jobs. The STARS requisition ID for this position is 25182BR. Please feel free to contact Janet Adami, Senior Recruiter, Yale University (, with any questions. Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.