Jobs for Medievalists

Rare Books Cataloger, Boston Public Library

The Boston Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, highly experienced rare books cataloger to provide original and complex bibliographic description of its rare books and manuscripts. Working in a permanent, full-time position under the title of Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarian, the successful candidate will analyze and thoroughly describe a broad range of materials, including incunabula, early and historic imprints, fine press publications, medieval and early modern manuscripts, and print ephemera, among numerous other formats and genres.


This is a great opportunity to work closely with many of the BPL’s signature collections ( while making significant contributions, both to the accessibility of rare materials at the BPL, and to the many fields of scholarship that rely on these collections.


Salary range: $57,412.62 – $77,434.65 in seven steps. Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.


See the job posting on the City of Boston website for further information or to apply:

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