Wednesday, October 5, 2016

San Marina - The Henry E. Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens - Avery Director

The Avery Director of the Library reports directly to the President of the Huntington, supervises a staff of 73 librarians and support staff in the Library’s Curatorial; Access Services; Acquisitions, Cataloging & Metadata (ACMe); and Preservation departments. The Library director’s responsibilities also include strategic and financial planning and donor development.

  • Significant experience and accomplishment in academic administration and/or managing research libraries, rare book, manuscript, and special collections.
  • Understanding of and experience in using rare books and manuscripts collections required. MLIS with concentration in rare books and special collections, or graduate degree in archival studies, demonstrating the ability to work with rare materials and to follow established library and archival procedures is preferred. Appropriate skills are typically acquired through the completion of an MS, MLS, MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution and equivalent training.
  • Specific academic subject knowledge in one of the Huntington’s collecting areas – British or American history or literature or history of science – strongly preferred. This knowledge is usually obtained through a graduate degree and/or equivalent training and experience. Subject MA and/or PhD strongly preferred, with favor to these subject areas.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, and characteristics required of employees in this job.

Compensation and Benefits
  • The salary for the position is competitive and includes all Huntington-sponsored comprehensive medical, dental, vision and life insurance plans. The Huntington also offers paid holidays, vacation and sick time, a strong retirement plan – as well as one of the most beautiful, congenial and engaging workplaces anywhere.

         Dr. Laura Skandera Trombley, President

         The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

         1151 Oxford Road

         San Marino, CA  91108

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