Minneapolis, MN: Curator, Givens Collection of African American Literature & Culture, University of Minnesota

Job Opening Title:
Curator, Givens Collection of African American Literature and Culture

Name of Employer:
University of Minnesota

Job Site Location :
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Minimum Degree Requirement:
American Library Association accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or Archives or a combination of advanced degree and relevant experience.

Years of experience required:

Salary Range:
The salary minimum for this position is $58,500 depending on qualifications.

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Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Include instructions for how to apply.:
The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Campus Libraries seeks a forward thinking and innovative, outreach-oriented individual for the position of curator for the Archie Givens, Sr., Collection of African American Literature and Culture. The Givens Collection includes the records of Penumbra Theatre, the country’s oldest continuously operating theater that illuminates the African American experience, as well as the papers of its founding artistic director, Lou Bellamy; the records of civil rights leader Josie Johnson; Federal Writers Project narratives by formerly enslaved people; the Minnesota Hip Hop Collection; and the papers of poet Countee Cullen and author and editor Clarence Major; and other archival materials, as well as a book collection with strengths in the Harlem Renaissance. The Givens Collection is also the institutional home of Umbra Search African American History (umbrasearch.org), a partnership of over 1000 institutions that have contributed nearly 1,000,000 digital items made freely available online.

The Givens curator takes an active role in collection development and management, research services, teaching, outreach and community relations, exhibits, fund-raising, and supervision of project and student staff. The Curator collaborates with other administrative service areas within the Libraries and works closely with Libraries’ Advancement team. The Curator collaborates with the Givens Foundation for African American Literature and with Penumbra Theatre on programming and community events.

This is a full-time, 12-month, continuous appointment track academic professional position with probationary appointment at the Assistant Librarian rank with the potential for appointment at the Associate Librarian rank. The salary minimum for this position is $58,500 depending on qualifications. The Libraries offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits and substantial moving allowance.

To Apply
Position available immediately. Submit a letter of application; a cv/resume at http://z.umn.edu/ulib451 . Click on External Applicants. Enter 353325 in the “Search Jobs” box. Please identify the cover letter with UL451. Three professional references (names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) will be requested at the time of final interview. [Note: candidates will be notified before contacting references].

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

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