Amherst, MA: Head of Special Collections, Jones Library

Head of Special Collections – Jones Library, Amherst, MA

Forward thinking and innovative professional needed to provide leadership and administration for special collections development at The Jones Library, a busy public library in the college town of Amherst, MA.  Collections include original manuscripts and materials related to Amherst and regional history, Fine Arts, Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson Collections. Responsible to develop the collection of original manuscripts; catalog and prepare all special collection materials; prepare grant proposals; maintain collection inventory and transition collection to digital format. Consults with scholars and researchers. Knowledge of technological archival trends is essential. Minimum requirements include MLS plus 3 years of professional level library experience. Starting salary range, based on experience: $51,382-56,725 plus exceptional municipal benefits package. For a complete job description and to apply on line by September 8, 2014, visit