Museum Archives, Personal Papers & Manuscripts, Special Collections
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture seeks an innovative, strategic, visionary, seasoned, and collaborative leader for the position of Associate Director for Collections and Research Services. This position is a key member of the Center’s management team, oversing the five public service divisions of the Schomburg Center: Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books; Photographs and Prints; Art and Artifacts; Moving Image and Recorded Sound; and the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division. As “chief curator,” the role reports to the Executive Director and heads collections processing, acquisitions, and curatorial processes, collaborates on the timely processing of materials, and strategizes about access, collection development, policy and the future direction of the Schomburg Center. Responsible for ensuring the safety of materials and the timely processing of an unparalleled array of papers, archives, and books, including recent acquisitions like the collections of James Baldwin, Sonny Rollins, Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, Ann Petry, and Malcolm X.
Master’s degree in Library Science or comparable higher degree with five to seven years of experience in a research library
Five years of experience in managing library professionals
At least five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in archives and special collections
Subject area expertise or educational background in any of the following: African American History/Studies/Literature, Africana Studies, or cultural studies
Deep understanding of and commitment to the mission of a public library and the particular role that a research collection plays in service of that public mission
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