Director of Preservation Services
Yale University Library
New Haven, CT
Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
Position Focus: The Director of Preservation Services is the chief preservation officer and leads a team of preservation and conservation staff in service of Yale University Library’s mission to provide outstanding support for teaching, learning, and research at Yale, and for the world-wide scholarly community. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Collections, Preservation, and Digital Scholarship, the Director establishes strategic direction and leads activities across an extensive set of preservation services, and directs the operations of the Yale University Library’s Center for Preservation & Conservation, a state of the art facility that opened in 2015.
Serving as a leader, partner, and manager, the Director leads a team of 23 staff comprising four operational units – Conservation & Exhibit Services, Digital Reformatting & Microfilming Services, Preservation Services, and Digital Preservation. Library preservation efforts include conservation treatment, housing, exhibition planning and preparation, digital preservation, reformatting of print and audio-visual materials, digital photography, commercial binding, emergency preparedness and response, and environmental monitoring.
The Director sustains the Library’s ongoing commitment to stewardship of remarkable, extensive collections of physical materials; drives the development of robust, sustainable preservation of digital objects; collaborates with colleagues across the library system and University collections, including The University Art Gallery, The Center for British Art, the Peabody Museum of Natural History as well as the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage; and partners with colleagues and provides leadership on preservation within the larger professional community at a national level.
For additional information on the Preservation Department, please visit http://web.library.yale.edu/departments/preservation.
Principal areas of responsibility include:
Required Education, Skills and Experience:
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Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Development experience, including grant writing and/or managing grant funded projects.
The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.
Salary and Benefits
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
How to Apply
Review of applications will begin March 13, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://bit.ly/2kLaBRq