[Humanist] 28.259 job at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 259.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:54:44 +0000
        From: "Wassermann, Mary" <MWassermann at philamuseum.org>
        Subject: Philadelphia Museum of Art Position Posting


Arcadia Director of the Library and Archives

The Arcadia Director of the Library and Archives provides strategic leadership and direction for the planning, acquisition, management, and preservation of information resources that are essential for the Museum's research and educational programs.  In addition to the traditional role it plays within the Museum, the Library and Archives manages the rights, licensing and delivery of images of works of art in the collection and is responsible for the implementation of an institution-wide digital asset management system. The Director of the Library and Archives must possess a broad understanding of the ongoing development and utilization of library collections, including archival, print, image and digital materials, with special attention to the impact of new technologies on the acquisition and distribution of information.

The Director of the Library and Archives is responsible for implementing the strategic vision for the Library and Archives as a hub for the acquisition, management, and distribution of a broad range of digital information resources both within the Museum and to various external constituencies.  In alignment with the major goals of the Museum's strategic plan, which emphasis increasing access to its resources via new technologies, the Library and Archives will gradually evolve into an "Information Commons" serving not only as a means for managing and disseminating information about our world-renowned art collection, but also increasing public access to the collection and related archival and bibliographic resources.

Qualified candidates will possess a graduate-level degree, such as a MLIS in a field that is relevant to the operation of libraries and archives plus seven to ten years of professional experience, ideally in an academic, research, or museum library.  A strong understanding of evolving issues and trends in libraries and museums paired with current knowledge of emerging digital technologies and their application to the management of bibliographic resources and museum collections is required.  A broad familiarity with copyright law and licensing and rights issues is necessary.  We are seeking applicants who maintain an active and ongoing involvement with professional organizations in the field; have proven managerial skills and the ability to work effectively with a broad range of external constituencies; and have experience or potential for success in development and fundraising. This position requires flexibility and versatility to work in a changing environment.

Applications will be accepted through October 30, 2014.  To apply, please visit the job opportunities section of the Museum's website at: https://www.philamuseum.org.

Mary Wassermann
Librarian for Collection Development & Management
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Box 7646
Philadelphia, PA 19101
mwassermann at philamuseum.org<mailto:mwassermann at philamuseum.org>
215-684-7654 Phone
215-236-0534 Fax

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