(June 21, 2019)
Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America seeks a creative, collaborative, experienced leader and administrator for its manuscript department. The successful candidate will have a proven record of success in inspiring a high performing team of processors and interns, deep knowledge of archival practices, standards, and archival technology systems. The candidate should also possess expertise in the history of women, gender, and sexuality in the United States, and demonstrate commitment to building diverse, equitable, and inclusive excellence in the workplace. Reporting to the Executive Director of the Library, the Head of Manuscripts participates in Schlesinger’s senior management groups, acquisitions committee, and collaborates with other department heads within the Library and across Radcliffe Institute to develop and make readily available premiere collections in the history of women. The Head of Manuscripts contributes to the Library’s continuous effort to offer state of the art and innovative services to our research community. Additionally, the Head of Manuscripts serves on Harvard Library committees, work groups, and task forces to assure the development of Harvard Library systems that serve the mission of Schlesinger Library.
Interested applicants must apply for the Head, Manuscript Department position through HARVARD CAREERS (https://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs), Harvard University’s online employment application system. Please combine your cover letter and resume/CV into a single document when you are instructed to "Upload my resume/CV from my computer." Cover letters are required for every application for a position at the Radcliffe Institute. The Radcliffe Institute is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.