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Reporting to the Director, with training and mentorship as needed, leads the department's collection development activities, with the exception of the university archives. Through research and planning, supports the diversification of the department’s collections. Liaises with appropriate department staff to ensure that collecting activity can be supported by available departmental resources. Coordinates and facilitates the collection development work of department subject area specialists and provides training in working with donors and securing signed deeds of gift. Assesses potential collections, identifies materials of interest, documents site visits through field notes, negotiates deeds of gift, and documents accessions in collections management systems. Ensures paper and electronic donor files are kept current by staff engaged in collection development work. Writes, updates, and maintains documentation of collection development policies and procedures. May train and supervise support staff and student assistants. Contributes to departmental reference, instruction, and outreach activities, including providing reference service to researchers and Yale University offices, and preparing and conducting primary source instruction. May serve on the department administrative leadership team and contribute to the administration of the department including long range planning, formulation of policy, and resource development and allocation. Contributes to the work of the Yale Library through membership on committees, taskforces, or engagement with Library programs and events. Contributes to the regional, national, and/or international archival profession.
Qualified individuals new to the profession are encouraged to apply.
Required Education and Experience:
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.
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Applications will be accepted through May 17, 2019.
Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.