The Chief Curator leads the educational and exhibition program of the Syracuse University Libraries' Special Collection Research Center (SCRC). The incumbent will offer hands-on instructional sessions with the collections for undergraduate and graduate students, providing them with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to handle, analyze, and interpret primary source materials in their courses.
This individual will report to the Senior Director of the SCRC and work closely with faculty to foster engagement with collections. They will initiate, coordinate, budget, produce, and supervise SCRC's annual program of collection-based exhibitions, faculty fellows, visiting scholars, and workshops. As part of the SCRC management team, the Chief Curator will supervise three professional staff and participate in business and strategic planning for the department.
SCRC's internationally-renowned collections document myriad scientific, political, social, and aesthetic movements from across the globe. We uphold a deep commitment to preserving and providing access to a multi-dimensional historical record that is both deep and broadly diverse, ranging from ancient clay tablets, to early audio recording technologies, and twenty-first-century manuscript collections. Our collection strengths include: activism and social reform, broadcasting history, pulp literature and science fiction, religious and utopian communities, as well as significant holdings in rare books and printed material.
Syracuse University is a place where talent, desire, and opportunity thrive. In 12 different schools and colleges that span the liberal arts and professional disciplines, students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds come together to learn, create, and break boundaries.
The University is also a vital part of the community, providing services as well as being a leader in employee benefi...ts, work-life and organizational development, training, student employment, staff relations, and workforce diversity.
Syracuse itself is located at the crossroads of New York State, and offers a lush landscape of seasons. From fun-filled summers in the Finger Lakes to snowy winters that thrill outdoor sports enthusiasts, the area truly has something for everyone.