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Monday, October 18, 2010

F/T - Reference Librarian, Exhibitions Coordinator - New York Botanical Garden

The New York Botanical Garden

Type of Library

Job Description
The New York Botanical Garden, a National Historic Landmark and one of NYC’s premier cultural institutions, seeks a Reference Librarian/Exhibitions Coordinator.
Summary of Responsibilities:
The Reference Librarian & Exhibitions Coordinator will develop, plan, organize and manage most facets of the Library’s ongoing exhibitions program. He/ She will research and respond to reference inquiries in the Library, Special Collections and Archives assisting both staff and public users. He/ She will provide reference and instructional services in use of library resources and services including print and non print resources; perform additional tasks including giving library orientations, show and tell displays and guided tours of library and exhibit gallery; work in a team environment assisting with circulation desk duties; promote awareness of library resources, prepare accurate and timely responses to reference questions and shared reference duty on weekend. He/ She will assist with the planning, curation, and interpretation of library exhibits in the gallery; serve as a liaison with visiting curators, perform research, edit and write label text, promotional materials, monitor incoming and outgoing loans, process loan agreements, and act as registrar; prepare supply orders, interact with contractors, consultants, guest curators and other departments within the organization as needed to coordinate exhibition tasks. The Reference Librarian & Exhibition Coordinator will be responsible for creating and overseeing exhibition policies, while ensuring compliance with the best practice standards and for remaining professionally active and aware of the latest trends in exhibition design and presentation methods.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Excellent benefits including 4 weeks vacation a year, 401k savings and pension plans, paid sick days and holidays, free employee parking on premises and more!
The New York Botanical Garden is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Required Experience
Qualifications:• MLS from an accredited Library School, degree or certificate in museum studies preferred.
• 5-8 years library experience.
• Knowledge of digital photography, Photoshop, and web design principles.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Experience with exhibitions planning.
• Knowledge of at least one foreign language desirable.
• Must be available to work some weekend and evenings.
• Must be detail oriented, well organized and able to manage multiple tasks.

MLS Requirement
MLS from an accredited Library School


Job Type

Salary commensurate with experience.

Reference No.


To Apply:Please e-mail resume, letter of interest and salary requirements to: HR@NYBG.ORG, Attention: Recruiter-RL/EC, L-0111, The New York Botanical Garden, Human Resources, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, New York 10458.