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Thursday, June 17, 2010

F/T - Assistant Curator, Printed Books and Bindings - Morgan Library

The Morgan Library & Museum invites applications for the position of
Assistant Curator in the Department of Printed Books and Bindings.

Working primarily with the early modern and modern holdings of the
Department, the Assistant Curator conceives, develops, and prepares
exhibitions; assists with collection development; performs reference
services, inventories collections; maintains departmental acquisitions
files; and creates or derives online records for recent acquisitions
and gift collections. The Assistant Curator also implements cataloging
procedures developed by the Collection Information Systems Department
and recommends rehousing measures and conservation treatments in
consultation with the Conservation Department. The Department of
Printed Books and Bindings has notable strengths in early printed
books, fine bindings, fine printing, children*s books, illustrated
books, association copies, and first editions of major authors in
France, England, and America. For more information about the history
and holdings of the Department, visit the web site at


  • MLS degree from an ALA*accredited program
  • Experience in developing, preparing and mounting exhibitions
  • Proven ability to write engaging exhibit labels and copy for exhibition catalogues
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Experience working with an automated library system or bibliographic utility
  • Reading knowledge of Latin and a modern European language, preferably French or German
  • Familiarity with DCRM(B) and descriptive bibliography highly desirable
  • Advanced degree in the humanities highly desirable
  • Ability to work for extended periods at a computer workstation, lift moderately heavy boxes and books, move items to and from shelves from floor to overhead level, climb ladders, wheel carts with collection items through the facility, and tolerate moderate levels of dust and odor generated during normal collection management activities and movement of objects

Travel as required when serving as a courier for loans.
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience; minimum $48,000.
Excellent benefits.
To apply: Interested applicants should e-mail cover letter with salary
requirements and resume to: Human Resources