Position Available: Private Library in Abu Dhabi
Librarian needed to organize and manage a substantial and growing private library in Abu Dhabi. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of books, both antiquarian and modern, managerial expertise in the acquisition and cataloging of books, and in the organization and services of libraries. The librarian will also provide reference and research assistance for the collection, and supervise daily operations.
Utmost discretion will be mandatory; candidates will be required to sign a non-disclosure statement. The collection will be housed in a new library facility that is currently under construction, and the librarian will administer, supervise, and interpret the collection for library users. The candidate will work closely with book dealers and recommend purchases in keeping with the library’s collection development policy.
Requirements: Library degree from an accredited graduate library school, and a minimum of five years experience in the field, including experience with rare books and manuscripts.
Preferences: Advanced degree in a related field and proficiency in Arabic language. The candidate will have a minimum of five years experience in the field, including experience with rare books and manuscripts.
Salary range: $75,000 to $85,000 plus housing and benefits.
Applications: Please send cover letter and CV, and the names of two professional referees to John F. Dean (American consultant to the hiring committee in Abu Dhabi) at firstname.lastname@example.org