• New York, New York
  • Salary: Faculty status, attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background.

Website New York University, Division of Libraries

Specific duties will include overseeing the exhibitions program, including liaison with internal colleagues and external vendors and curators; curating exhibitions that draw on the new and existing collections; maintaining comprehensive curatorial documentation; working with colleagues across the Division on processing priorities, plans, and preservation concerns; maintaining and cultivating relationships with current and prospective donors for collections and funding within the area of curatorial focus; providing individualized instruction sessions for faculty and students; working with public services staff to provide in-depth reference services to patrons.

The NYU Special Collections collects, conserves and provides access to the material resources of the historical record from the repositories of the Fales Library, Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives and the University Archives, now combined into one administrative department. As a staff, the Special Collections strive to assemble a diverse workforce that reflects our varied user base and fosters a welcoming environment. While primarily serving the students and faculty of NYU, we also engage with local, national and international researchers, communities, institutions and individuals within a framework of learning, collaboration and respect.

Librarians play a key role in the educational mission of NYU by establishing strong relationships with faculty and students, and connecting them to the services, content, and tools that meet their research, teaching, and learning needs. They participate in Libraries-wide committees and in professional activities outside of NYU and monitor developments and best practices in academic librarianship.


• MLS from an ALA-accredited program and a second master’s degree required to be eligible for tenure
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience within a Special Collections research library environment
• Demonstrated curatorial collection development experience in the arts and humanities
• Deep knowledge and experience with archival processing standards and practices
• Demonstrated experience of planning and executing collaborative initiatives
• Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
• Demonstrated experience with instruction within a Special Collections research library setting
• Experience with exhibition planning and related outreach activities
• Experience in working with donors, both private and public, and/or grant-funding agencies

• Demonstrated history of public presentation and/or publishing in area of curatorial focus
• Successful experience in working across organizational boundaries
• Reference and public service experience
• Educational background in related arts/humanities subject

Contact info:

Enrique Yanez
Assistant Dean for Human Resources
70 Washington Square S, 11th Floor
New York, New York 10012