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  Curator for Outreach (Lecturer)

Company Name:
    Texas A&M University Libraries
Contact Information
    Joyce Thornton
    5000 TAMU
    College Station
    Texas, USA
    Phone: 979-862-4232
    Texas A&M University Libraries seeking an energetic and experienced individual to curate and coordinate its outreach activities at Cushing Memorial Library and Archives. This is a full time, 12-month, non-tenure-track appointment with the academic rank of Lecturer with appointment on a year-to-year basis. RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Director of the Cushing Library, the incumbent works closely with the Director and other Cushing faculty and staff to help coordinate, participate, and assist in the Library’s outreach efforts, including exhibits, public programs, promotional and interpretive publications (both in print and web-based), and educational activities. The incumbent will draw on expertise and assistance from a wide variety of sources and individuals in fulfillment of these duties. Responsible for assisting in the organization and coordination of the scheduling, planning, designing, and construction of exhibits. Will assist in the scheduling and coordination of public programs such as lectures, receptions, symposia, and other events, both recurring and non-recurring. Provides editorial oversight and management for the publication of keepsakes, pamphlets, broadsides, catalogs, and other promotional and interpretive material, both in print and via the web. Under the direction of the coordinator for bibliographic instruction, participates in and helps coordinate educational activities such as tours and class visits and assists in the development of strategies and policies involving the use of Cushing collections in classroom curricula and projects. Participates in reference activities of the Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, including working with researchers and patrons in person, over the phone, by correspondence, and via e-mail. The incumbent will process archival collections when appropriate. Assignment includes some night and weekend hours. Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Required: A Master’s degree in humanities or social sciences. Strong service ethic and experience in serving the public. Ability to coordinate with a wide variety of organizations, offices, and individuals both inside and outside the library. Excellent oral and written communications skills including general editorial and research ability. Excellent critical and analytical thinking skills. Ability to present and translate complex information in simplified and accessible forms. Experience with public speaking/presentations. Ability to multi-task. Ability to work in a dynamic and collegial environment in a flexible and sensitive manner. General computer skills—word processing, basic spreadsheet operation, basic database usage, Web-searching and use, etc. Preferred: Experience in grant writing; training or experience working within a cultural heritage institution such as an archives, special collections, or museum; fund raising and donor relations experience. SALARY & BENEFITS: Annual salary is $28,000. Excellent benefits include choice of health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans including TIAA-CREF; 12-15 paid holidays and 12 vacation days per year; no state or local income tax. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application, resume and names, addresses (including e-mail) and telephone numbers of three professional references to Joyce K. Thornton, Director of Personnel, Texas A&M University Libraries, 5000 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-5000.

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