The special collections of the New York Public Library pass through the Library Services Center (LSC) in Long Island City as they are acquired, processed, prepared for exhibition and outgoing loan, undergo conservation treatment, and are digitized. NYPL is creating a new Collection Manager position to manage and track collections as they arrive, progress through these activities at LSC, and are transported to their permanent storage locations. The successful candidate will consolidate and refine current processes to improve tracking and readiness of materials for the Special Collections Processing unit, develop benchmarks for the performance of and implement effective storeroom management, and coordinate the development of standard collection documentation practices. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Collection Management, this position will work with partners across curatorial, preservation, digital, facilities, security, and logistics divisions, as well as donors and vendors. Candidates who are collaborative, inclusive, and can think creatively will find this opportunity one in which they can further develop an array of skills in archival science, collection management, logistics, preventive conservation, and registration.
Reporting to the Senior Manager, Collection Management, the Collection Manager will: