For the first time in its history, NYPL plans to gain comprehensive and standardized physical and administrative control of its special collections, consisting of nearly 1 million boxes, volumes, and other containers of manuscripts, rare books, archives, prints, photographs, posters, ephemera, art and artifacts, and audio and moving image material.
The NYPL is building a survey team to compile data about the collections and their storage to inform planning for their management. Complementary skill sets are sought to support cross-disciplinary collaboration and learning opportunities around the full risk profile that library special collections face. Candidates with collection care and management, conservation, library preservation administration, and other related disciplines are welcome to apply.
The NYPL is seeking a Collection Manager to act as team leader in a collection survey project. Survey work will be performed in collaboration with conservation, curatorial, and other Special Collections and Preservation Services colleagues.
The survey team is part of the Special Collections and Preservation Services program.The Collection Manager reports to the Senior Manager for Collection Management. The Collection Manager work with two Assistant Collection Managers in surveying collections, monitoring survey progress, compiling, analyzing, and reporting data, and prioritizing collection care projects that need immediate attention. He/she will ensure the quality of data collected, monitor the needs of the Collection Management team, and work closely with the Senior Manager for Collection Management on the progression of the survey project.
This full-time position will combine four days a week of survey work with one day a week directing the team in preventive conservation and collection management tasks.