Jobs for Medievalists

Associate Director for Collections, Research & Education
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Yale University, New Haven,

Rank: Librarian 4–5
Salary minimums: L4 = $80,000 and L5 = $102,000

Requisition: 25182BR and search for job number 25182BR

Position Focus

The Beinecke Library Rare Book and Manuscript Library is Yale University’s principal repository for literary archives, early manuscripts, and rare books. One of the preeminent rare book and manuscript libraries in North America, the Beinecke Library’s collections are internationally known and heavily used by Yale faculty and students as well as scholars from around the world. Its current renovation of public and teaching spaces derives from that commitment. For additional information on the Beinecke Library, please visit the Library’s website at

Reporting to the Director of the Beinecke Library and serving as a member of the Library’s senior leadership team, the Associate Director provides strategic leadership for and manages the Library’s Collections, Research & Education Department. The Associate Director is responsible for developing and implementing a strategic plan for enhancing and effectively managing the library’s extensive outreach and academic programs for Yale students, faculty and the international scholarly community. In close association with the Director, the Associate Director coordinates the collection development efforts of the Library’s curatorial staff.

The Library’s Collections, Research & Education Department consists of ten full time staff which includes seven curators (who are responsible for collection development, interpretation of the collections, exhibitions, and outreach to Yale students, faculty, and the international scholarly community), a research librarian (who provides research support and outreach and education to Yale faculty, students, and visiting scholars), an exhibition assistant, and an administrative

Education, Skills and Experience
Requirements include:Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, or a post-graduate degree in museum studies, humanities or other related discipline, and a minimum of 8 years of professional related experience. Qualified candidates will have demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direction in a research library; have managed staff, budgets and capital projects; have demonstrated understanding of current trends in special collections librarianship and digital humanities; and have a strong commitment to collection building and to innovative public service programs.

Preferred:Ph.D. in humanities or related field; experience developing innovative programs and outreach initiatives; experience curating exhibits and managing publication programs.

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