Call for Applications: Newark Public Library, Historian, Philip Roth Personal Library
The Newark Public is looking for someone to oversee the Philip Roth Personal Library. More information on the position is copied down below:
THE NEWARK PUBLIC LIBRARY
5 Washington Street, P.O. Box 630, Newark, NJ 07101-0630 www.npl.org
Historian, Philip Roth Personal Library (PRPL)
Reports toAssistant Director for Special Collections
Job purpose Oversees the development and management of the Philip Roth Personal Library.Responsible for exhibit curation, donor cultivation, and promotion of the Roth collection. Processes and generates finding aids for archival materials; develops policies and procedures; preserves and safeguards the collection; schedules researchers, visitors, seminars, and other events; curates exhibit and displays; conducts tours; participates in outreach and donor cultivation events; organizes programs, and does other related duties as required.
Duties and responsibilities
Knowledge of Philip Roth, his work and importance of how Newark is central to his work
Performs research to obtain accurate and factual historical data through libraries, newspapers and/or other sources
Provide historical information, research services, answering reference questions of varying difficulty
Maintains liaison and promotes cooperation with public and private agencies in the community. Establishes and maintains effective work relationships with universities
Develops and conducts library programs such as writing and poetry workshops, library tours and educational programs for the purpose of informing the community about the collection
Plans, coordinates, and implements lectures, historical demonstration projects and other programs
Handles acquisition of donations of archival material related to Philip Roth
Prepares news articles about the historical data and highlights of current events.
Prepares booklets about the history and highlights of the community, its officials, and significant organizations and institutions.
Participates in donor cultivation events
Conducts research on collections
Facilitates the Philip Roth Book Club held virtually via Zoom
Works with the Development Department and hired contractors on the annual Philip
Roth Lecture, a signature NPL event
Schedules research visits
Manages honoraria for speakers and panelists.
Determines the content and arrangement of library material for displays, exhibits, and special library programs.
Creates finding aids.
Manages, promotes, sells and stocks PRPL merchandise for in-person and online sales.
Prepares files of historical material.
Knowledge of the methods used to collect and analyze extensive historical data.
Knowledge of research techniques.
Ability to prepare correspondence.
Ability to make oral and written presentations.
Ability to evaluate the significance of historical data.
Ability to gather and compile information
Manages honoraria for speakers and panelists
Determines the content and arrangement of library material for displays, exhibits, and special library programs
Creates finding aids
Manages, promotes, sells and stocks PRPL merchandise for in-person and online sales
Prepares clear, accurate and informative narrative and statistical reports
Creates content and post regularly to PRPL’s social media accounts
Produces articles and content for The Pitch, the PRPL newsletter
Maintains files and records and manages budget for office and archival supplies
Monitors the use and environmental conditions of the collection
Monitors the security of the collection and shelves and tracks all collections
MLS, Ph.D. or MFA from an ALA accredited program
Familiarity with library catalogs, EAD finding aids, ArchivesSpace
Knowledge of conservation standards
Knowledge of procedures used in cleaning, storage, and protection of the collection
Knowledge of archival procedures and practices
Ability to give clear, concise, and informative talks before professional and nonprofessional groups
Ability to supervise the design, preparation, installation, budget and maintenance of displays and exhibits
Ability to lift 35 pounds, move books, and push and pull book trucks as required.
Must be able to climb ladders up to 14 feet high.
Saturday and evening hours may be required.
$70,000 - $75,000
Please Submit Resumes to:
Leslie ColsonAssistant Director of Human ResourcesTel: 973-733-7740Email: email@example.com
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $70,000.00 - $75,000.00 per year
Employee assistance program
Paid sick time
Paid time off
Monday to Friday
Weekends as needed
Work Location: In person