Director of Archives and Library, Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem NC

Job Description
** A cover letter is required with application. **

Position Summary: The Director of Archives and Library functions as the primary representative of the Archives and Library of Reynolda House Museum of American Art (RHMAA). Organizes, preserves, and provides access to the institution's Reynolda Estate Archives and RHMAA institutional Archives as well as the American art library.

Essential Functions:

  • Functions as primary representative of institution's Archives and Library.
  • Organizes and preserves materials comprising the Estate Archives and RHMAA institutional Archives.
  • Serves as a resource for RHMAA staff, providing content and research support for their roles as curators and educators.
  • Assists researchers and provides reference services for visitors to the Archives and through email/phone/fax/mail.
  • Works with other RHMAA departments in providing images and information for exhibitions and publications.
  • Processes archival manuscript, photograph, and oral history collections and creates finding aids.
  • Develops and updates policies and procedures for Archives and Library.
  • Manages Archives budget.
  • Supports RHMAA social media activities by digitally disseminating archival materials and information on curatorial and education division projects, in consultation with Marketing and Communications department.
  • Manages operations of RHMAA's American art library through budget oversight, acquisitions, cataloguing, and supervision of library volunteers.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in Library Science, Public History or other relevant field with a concentration in archival management plus three years of professional experience in an archival setting. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Knowledge and understanding of current archival and library theory and practice.
  • Knowledge of archival and library descriptive and content standards.
  • Knowledge of 19th- and 20th-century American history and/or art history. Knowledge of the history of the Reynolda Estate and the Reynolds family or an ability to learn in a short period of time.
  • Experience in maintaining and updating archival database systems. Experience working with The Museum System (TMS) collections management software preferred.
  • Knowledge of oral histories, including familiarity with acquiring new oral histories
  • Proficient computer skills including knowledge of scanning software and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to provide reference and research assistance to scholars and the public.
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team setting with members of the Archives and Library staff and volunteers and RHMAA departments.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

Job Location
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

Scheduled Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

Number of months per year

Reynolda House Museum of American Art

Hiring Range
Commensurate with education and experience.

Position Closing Date
March 3, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. EST.

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