The Eugene McDermott Library seeks a service-oriented professional for its Special Collections Division. The Curator position will have responsibility for reading room services and general research assistance. The position will assist in the management of a wide array of rare and unique collections and facilitates access to materials such as printed books, journals, documents, media, and related items. The Curator will develop Special Collections through the acquisition of other materials to support the research and learning components of the University. The Curator will work directly with donors concerning the collections.
Collection strengths include the history of aviation, philately resources, rare botanical materials, and the University archives. The Curator should be knowledgeable about current and emerging archival trends and technologies. The curator will develop standards for digital archives and create exhibits about the collections. A successful candidate will be responsible for promoting the use of the collections through instruction events including course related tours, presentations to outside groups, and special departmental activities.
-Advanced degree (MA, MFA, or PhD in Art History or a related field; - Three (3) years curatorial and/or academic experience (university, museum, art gallery).
Preferred Education and Experience:
Preferred graduate course work in history, archival management, rare books, or related. Knowledge of current professional archival standards and practices, including Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS). Preferred knowledge of basic preservation standards. Knowledge of content management systems (Past Perfect, Fedora, D Space, etc.) Working knowledge of scanning and other standard office equipment.
1) The University of Texas at Dallas is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer (M/F/D/V).
2) All employees serve as a representative of the University and are expected to display respect, civility, professional courtesy, consideration of others and discretion in all interactions with members of the UT Dallas community and the general public.
The University of Texas at Dallas is an innovative institution in the heart of North Texas on the path to achieving Tier One national research university status.UT Dallas has grown since its founding in 1969 to include 132 degree programs, with cutting-edge curricula serving a variety of undergraduate and graduate student interests.The University continues its original commitment to providing some... of the state's most-lauded science and engineering programs and has also gained prominence for a breadth of educational paths, from criminology to biomedical engineering to arts and technology.The wealth of learning resources available to UT Dallas students is the result of a concentrated effort to attract the top minds on both ends of the classroom relationship. Joining the faculty's Nobel laureate and four National Academies members since 2005 are more than 200 tenure and tenure-track professors hailing from the world's best colleges, including Harvard, MIT, Cambridge and Columbia University. In addition, UT Dallas is home to more than 50 centers, labs and institutes that facilitate research and opportunities for hands-on learning. Students, meanwhile, arrive at UT Dallas well-prepared to succeed in higher education: In 2011, nearly 39 percent of freshmen ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class, and 75 percent ranked in the top 25 percent.With an eye on building a future as bright as its beginnings, UT Dallas will continue its push to attain Tier One research university status and produce graduates who are well-equipped to succeed professionally.