Jobs for Medievalists

Position Announcement: Head of the Manuscript Section, Houghton Library, Harvard University


Harvard University invites applications and nominations for the position of Head of the Manuscript Section, Houghton Library.  Reporting to the Associate Librarian for Technical Services, the Head of the Manuscript Section leads, manages, and supports Houghton Library’s efforts to accession, describe, preserve, and provide access to archival, manuscript, photographic, born-digital and other non-print holdings in all formats and across Houghton’s curatorial areas. The incumbent will bring a progressive, flexible, and innovative approach to this work and will be responsible for developing and/or implementing strategies, technologies, and standards that facilitate researcher access to Houghton’s holdings.   The Head of the Manuscript Section supervises section staff, plans and manages projects, and collaborates with staff and departments throughout Houghton Library, and participates actively within the broader Harvard special collections and archives community. 


Full details and application procedures are available on the Harvard Recruitment Management System:


For salary information, consult Harvard’s “Salary Ranges and Position Grades for Staff Jobs” site:


The position is Grade 58, which has a salary range that begins at $71,500.  As is customary, final salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  

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