Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Director of Special Collections and Archives - Trinity College

Director of Special Collections and Archives - Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut has an exciting opportunity for the Director of Special Collections and Archives, Watkinson Library. Founded in 1858, the Watkinson houses outstanding collections of Americana, European history and ornithology. Trinity now seeks a dynamic individual to take this historic library into its next phase. The Director reports to the Vice President of Information Services & CIO and is responsible for providing leadership, planning and management of the Library’s special collections, focusing on the promotion, preservation and development of the Watkinson Library and Trinity College Archives. The successful candidate must have a proven track record of engaging in active outreach and instruction to reinforce the importance of primary resource material for teaching and learning; provides research and teaching access to the collections and collaborates in the planning and implementation of new technologies that enhance discoverability and access. Will promote and interpret collections through innovative and engaging physical and digital exhibitions, educational programming, social media and other creative means. Responsibilities also include engagement in donor activities, representing the Library in appropriate local, regional and national venues, reporting out to the Watkinson board and serving as a member of the highly collaborative Information Services leadership team. The director manages two associate curators and one support staff. Please see https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/postings/1487 to read more about this opportunity and to apply.