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Job Opportunities, Archives and Special Collections, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries are seeking ambitious and creative archives and special collections professionals advance the Libraries growing needs. This is an exciting time at the MIT Libraries. With the recent MIT Faculty Report on the Future of Libraries, the Institute has reaffirmed the importance of the Libraries. MIT has a bold new vision for the library as an open global platform rooted in our shared values and mission; supported by innovative approaches to community and relationships, discovery and use, and stewardship and sustainability; and informed and enabled by an expanded emphasis on research and development. To advance this vision, the Libraries have committed resources to building organizational capacity in archives and special collections and is seeking to hire three new positions: 

  • Program Head, Special Collections - Leads strategy and workflows related to the appraisal, acquisition, processing, description, curation, management, conservation, and preservation of special collections, including visual collections and rare books, in collaboration with other colleagues in IASC and the Libraries. Promotes and interprets rare and unique collections through innovative and engaging physical and digital exhibitions, educational programming, social media and other creative means. (For complete job posting see: http://libraries.mit.edu/about/#Jobs

  • Archivist for Collections - Oversees the acquisition, processing, description, management and preservation of archival and manuscript collections. Contributes to collection development, collection donor relations, and establishing strategies and priorities for processing and access. (For complete job posting see: http://libraries.mit.edu/about/#Jobs

  • Digital Scholarship Archivist - Coordinates, facilitates and enhances activities to advance student, faculty and public awareness and use of, learning with, and access to digital archives and special collections.  Assists with coordination of digital collections workflows and the creation of digital assets from archives and special collections materials. Works with Libraries' technology tools and platforms to expand access to IASC content, through the website and other medium. (For complete job posting see: http://libraries.mit.edu/about/#Jobs

 

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/. Applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority will be given to applications received by December 1, 2017; positions open until filled. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly welcomes applications from qualified women and minority candidates. Professionals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection and respect of a multi-cultural, diverse and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions are encouraged to apply.

 

The MIT Libraries are dedicated to advancing research, teaching, and learning at MIT and beyond. In addition to supporting every part of the Institute with distinctive collections, world-class service and expertise, and welcoming spaces, the Libraries seek to define the global research library of the future. We aim to play a leading role in advancing knowledge to solve global challenges by enhancing the discovery, use, collection, creation, management, dissemination, and preservation of information across disciplines. Library staff at all levels contribute to this mission and to a culture that values openness, inclusion, innovation, and community.

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