As part of a long-standing agreement between two committed institutions, the Worcester Art Museum Library serves as the Fine Arts branch of the College of the Holy Cross Libraries.
Through this agreement, the Museum Librarian, as part of the Holy Cross community, reports directly to the Head of Research, Teaching & Learning at the Holy Cross Libraries. The Museum Librarian also reports to Chief Registrar at WAM. The Museum Librarian is responsible for all aspects of the management of the library at the Worcester Art Museum, including the supervision of Art Museum Library staff, students, and volunteers, the acquisition and processing of all library materials, Interlibrary Loan, and the provision of reference services to all patrons. Provides research and instruction services particularly to the WAM and Holy Cross campuses, as well as to the broader community and other local colleges and universities. Prepares and administers the budget for the library. Consults on the library aspects of the Museum's Master Plan, including the planning and implementation of a potential move of the library with the WAM campus. Initiates outreach and marketing events for the Museum Library. Attends both Museum and Holy Cross Libraries staff meetings. Consults with curators and other staff to keep informed of research needs and to alert them to new resources. Maintains the library's vitality and relevance to the Museum and the community by promoting digital and print resources as well as special programming, in conjunction with WAM Curatorial Division and with Friends of the Library group. Works in partnership with WAM's Development Team in fundraising. Works in partnership with WAM's Registration department in developing access to the Museum's archive collections. Serves as a working member of the Holy Cross Libraries and participates indepartmental meetings, teams, initiatives, and strategic planning.
Required: An ALA accredited MLS. Undergraduate degree in Art History or other related field. Three to five years of increasingly complex and responsible experience in an academic or museum library. Demonstrated ability to acquire and upgrade library technical skills, including cataloging. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people at all levels. Proven administrative ability and skills. Working knowledge of national library standards, including intellectual freedom and copyright law. Requires a Tuesday - Saturday schedule.
Preferred: Master's in Art History. Working knowledge of foreign languages, particularly French and German.
Holy Cross is a highly selective, four-year college of approximately 2,900 students. One of the nation's leading liberal arts institutions, Holy Cross offers an academically rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit tradition. Exclusively devoted to teaching undergraduates, Holy Cross promotes close ties between students and faculty. In this active, friendly campus community, individual in...terests? from athletics to the arts, from campus ministry to student government? are pursued with intensity and passion. Graduates go on to prominent academic and professional programs and pursue their individual talents in many careers and service activities. Holy Cross is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a centrally-located New England city of 175,000. The 174-acre hillside campus provides inspiring views, an inviting mix of historic and contemporary buildings, beautiful landscaping, and first-rate facilities. With a tradition of academic excellence that dates to its founding in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has grown increasingly diverse in the last decade. Holy Cross graduates become members of a loyal alumni family; equipped with the resources and perspective to respond as thoughtful leaders in business, professional and civic life.