[Humanist] 32.2 Asst Director, Hill Museum & Mss Library (NYC)

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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 2.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sat, 5 May 2018 03:42:14 +0000
        From: Caroline Schroeder <carrieschroeder at mac.com>
        Subject: position at the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library

Assistant Director for Strategic Initiatives
The Hill Museum and Manuscript Library
Saint John’s University
New York City

Dear friends and colleagues,

The Hill Museum and Manuscript Library is searching for a full time (incl benefits) 3-year position.  HMML was recently featured on 60 minutes for the work they are doing preserving and digitizing manuscripts.  I can personally vouch for the Director of HMML (Dr. Columba Stewart) as a good, generous person who has mentored me.  Knowledge of ancient languages desirable but *not required*.  MA in Humanities required, experience on other DH projects or grants is also very desirable.  This is a fantastic center doing great work, including the Luce/NEH/Mellon-funded vHMML project.

The ad is no longer up on the St. John's site because the search has continued longer than expected, but the job is still open.  Qualified interested candidates should email hmml at hmml.org<mailto:hmml at hmml.org> .

All the best,
Carrie Schroeder


Caroline T. Schroeder, Ph.D.
Professor, Religious Studies
University of the Pacific
cschroeder at pacific.edu



The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) at Saint John’s University invites applications for the fulltime, benefit-eligible position of Assistant Director for Strategic Initiatives. This position will provide support to the HMML Executive Director in advancing the elements of HMML’s Strategic Plan. The appointment is for a period of three years, with extension dependent on the availability of funding. The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library holds the world’s largest archive of manuscript photographs in both microfilm and digital format. HMML identifies manuscript collections around the world that need photographic preservation and its archives now contain more than 200,000 complete manuscripts, ranging in size from large codices of hundreds of folios to brief documents consisting of just a few leaves. HMML preserves and shares the world’s handwritten past to inspire a deeper understanding of our present and future. Visit www.hmml.org to learn more about the places of fieldwork sites, the people and communities that have been part of HMML’s global team, and the manuscripts in HMML’s digital and microfilm collections.


1. Assist the Executive Director in research, planning and ongoing implementation of the three initiatives of the HMML Strategic Plan: a. Support HMML’s leadership in the digitization of manuscripts b. Develop leadership in digital humanities c. Expand opportunities to engage with HMML-based research
2. Assist with proposals and reports for major funders, including environmental scans, data gathering, drafting, and final preparation of materials for submission.
3. Write features about HMML’s work for HMML publications, social media, and external media channels.
4. Participate in visits to major funders (foundations, agencies individuals).
5. Make presentations about HMML’s work to a variety of audiences.
6. Represent HMML/ the Executive Director at conferences and workshops.

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. An earned master’s degree in history or other humanities field relevant to the work of HMML. 2. Demonstrated leadership abilities, including, but not limited to, experience in strategic planning and project management. 3. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a complex environment and build positive relationships with internal and external constituents. 4. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to participate effectively in meetings with donors and major institutional partners. 5. Ability to travel occasionally to both domestic and international destinations.

Desirable Qualifications: 1. An earned doctorate in Classical, Late Antique, medieval, Renaissance, or Near Eastern studies. 2. Experience with projects in the digital humanities, especially those related to manuscript studies. 3. Experience with the preparation and management of major grants. 4. Ability to interact with the community of Saint John's University as an integral part of the staff and faculty. 5. Project a positive image of service which represents the unit to which assigned. 6. Ability to acquire an understanding of the character and mission of Saint John's University. 7. A willingness to maintain a high level of competence. Discreet judgment and confidentiality are expected at this level of responsibility.

Applications are accepted online by clicking on "Apply" above. Interested applicants should complete the application form and submit a cover letter and resume. If you require special accommodations to participate in the Saint John's University hiring process, please contact us at (320) 363-2508 or employment at csbsju.edu. It is the policy of CSB and SJU to conduct pre-employment background checks. An offer of employment is contingent upon a successful background check. Women, individuals of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Saint John's University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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