The Chief Curator leads the educational and exhibition program of the Syracuse University Libraries’ Special Collection Research Center (SCRC). The incumbent will offer hands-on instructional sessions with the collections for undergraduate and graduate students, providing them with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to handle, analyze, and interpret primary source materials in their courses.
This individual will report to the Senior Director of the SCRC and work closely with faculty to foster engagement with collections. They will initiate, coordinate, budget, produce, and supervise SCRC’s annual program of collection-based exhibitions, faculty fellows, visiting scholars, and workshops. As part of the SCRC management team, the Chief Curator will supervise three professional staff and participate in business and strategic planning for the department.
SCRC’s internationally-renowned collections document myriad scientific, political, social, and aesthetic movements from across the globe. We uphold a deep commitment to preserving and providing access to a multi-dimensional historical record that is both deep and broadly diverse, ranging from ancient clay tablets, to early audio recording technologies, and twenty-first-century manuscript collections. Our collection strengths include: activism and social reform, broadcasting history, pulp literature and science fiction, religious and utopian communities, as well as significant holdings in rare books and printed material. Continue reading
Review of Applications begins September 1, 2017
Job Title: Curator of Audiovisual Materials and Media Arts History
The Curator of Audiovisual Materials and Media Arts History identifies, appraises, acquires, processes, makes accessible, and preserves archival photographs, reel-to-reel tapes, audio cassettes, 16 mm and 35 mm film, video tapes, and other audio and visual formats following accepted professional standards and practices. This position will also maintain and develop in-depth knowledge of existing collections documenting the history of the media arts (motion pictures, art, broadcasting, and journalism). Continue reading
$112,021.00 to $145,629.00 / Per Year
Application closes July 21, 2017
About the Agency
This position serves as the Head, Preparation Section, within the Manuscript Division of the Collections and Services Directorate. The incumbent reports directly to the Assistant Chief and is a key member of the administrative and supervisory staff of the Manuscript Division, which holds more than 63 million processed documents relating to American history and culture. The incumbent works highly independently, exercising judgment, making immediate decisions, and taking necessary actions in directing a group of employees in key areas of performance, including the organization, arrangement, and description of archival materials; handling and/or declassification of national security classified documents; digitization of collections; development of online access services; collection security and maintenance; and consultation and liaison services. Continue reading