Title: Director of Archives/Library Services
Organization: Western Reserve Historical Society
Location: University Circle, Cleveland
Hours: None Given
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Principal Duties: The Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio, a non-profit corporation, seeks an energetic, resourceful, and experienced leader with a proven track record of work experience and achievement to head its archives/library. The Society, in addition to being one of the nationĂ­s foremost genealogical research centers, has the largest American history research collection in northern Ohio and is the principal repository for books, records, and papers relating to the growth and development of Cleveland and that portion of northeastern Ohio once known as the Western Reserve. The Director has primary responsibility for the administration of the archives/library functions and the growth, use, and maintenance of its collections; for coordinating the activities of assigned staff; and for assuring that programs operate responsibly and within the limits of the approved budget. The Director integrates the archives/library in society exhibits, programming, education, and other intra-institutional activities and seeks partnerships with other cultural institutions, actively seeks grants and contributions, and develops and implements earned income initiatives. Candidates must have demonstrated ability in the area of automation and on-line access and scholarship evidence by publications, teaching, or the presentation of papers, and supervision of archival and/or library professionals.
Candidates for this senior management position should have an advanced degree in American History, a related field, or library science, and a minimum of ten years of relevant work experience. It is essential that the Director has excellent communication skills and is a team builder and leader.
Contact: Kermit J. Pike Chief Operating Officer The Western Reserve Historical Society 10825 East Boulevard Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Submit: None Given
Deadline: Open Until Filled. Position may close at any time.