Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren't found together anywhere else. If you're curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.
PROGRAM HEAD, SPECIAL COLLECTIONS, MIT Libraries, to lead--in collaboration with other colleagues in Institute Archives and Special Collections and the Libraries--strategy and workflows related to the appraisal, acquisition, processing, description, curation, management, conservation, and preservation of special collections, including visual collections and rare books. Will promote and interpret rare and unique collections through innovative and engaging physical and digital exhibitions, educational programming, social media and other creative means.
Job Requirements REQUIRED: a master's degree in library, archival, or information science; graduate-level libraries or archives coursework; three years of professional experience working with the development, acquisition, management, preservation, and conservation of special collections; familiarity with cataloging or archival content management systems and technologies applicable for the special collections environment; knowledge of descriptive metadata standards; knowledge of issues regarding security, confidentiality, intellectual property, and access rights; and the ability to cultivate and sustain productive relationships with donors, faculty and administrative and academic staff. Job #15365-P
Applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority will be given to applications received by December 1, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.
Internal Number: 15365
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