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Library Archivist/Museum Curator, Woburn Public Library (Woburn)

The Woburn Public Library is seeking a Library Archivist/Museum Curator to assist in
the development, exhibition, marketing, and maintenance of high quality historical
collections (artwork, photography, objects, and historical content across formats). The
person in this position will take a leadership role in preserving the history of Woburn,
telling the diverse story of the city - past, present, future - to enrich and strengthen
community connections, fostering civic pride. He/she/they will develop stellar community
programming to enthusiastically engage the Woburn community and serve its needs
around historical and current topics of interest within the city.
● Responsible for the integrity, relevancy, and ongoing assessment of the historical
content, historical objects, artwork, and exhibitions offered to the public by the
Woburn Public Library.
● Maintains awareness of advanced techniques, newest procedures and latest
equipment for delivery of library information services, historical content, and for
the curation of library exhibitions.
● Produces community programs, exhibits, and collection guides for the broadest
audiences, marketing the library's services and collections.
● Provides reference services, events, and programming in support of upcoming
and current exhibitions, publications and other institutional initiatives.
● Ensures that the collections, programming, services, and exhibitions support
introspection, inclusivity, interaction, investigation, connectivity, co-creation, and
consumption.
● Works collaboratively with outside organizations, strengthening community
partnerships and co-creating community initiatives.
● Responsible for the functioning of Archives and Museum services and activities
on a daily basis.
This position reports to and works under the general supervision of the Library Director
and Assistant Director.
Performs all other library work and participates in special library projects as required or
necessary. Schedule will include evenings and weekend work.

Qualifications

Background desired:
● Relentless energy and enthusiasm for learning, public service, and the
implementation of new ideas, programs, and practices within the library,
museum, and archival spaces to maximize community utilization, engagement,
and interest.
● Creative, collaborative, flexible, service-oriented. Able to juggle multiple tasks,
shifting priorities in a fast-paced work environment.
Experience desired:
● Advanced degree in Library Science and/or Museum Studies required, equivalent
experience considered.
● Experience curating cultural content, implementing exhibits and/or community
programs to diverse audiences to maximize community engagement and
utilization.
● Experience working with a diverse user community inclusive of all ages, abilities,
and backgrounds.
● Experience implementing innovative collection development and collection
management procedures.
● Knowledge of current issues and trends in collection and exhibition management,
development, programming, and marketing.
● Excellent oral and written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to
communicate effectively in multiple formats.
● Demonstrated professional behavior and excellent interpersonal skills, including
the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team and problem solve
creatively.
Bonus points for:
● Non-English language capabilities
● Superior social media and digital skills
● Creative, performing, and community arts experience

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

MLS/Masters

Salary

$57,802.92 to $71,37.61, commensurate with experience

Closing Date

How to Apply

Please submit via email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to
Bonnie Roalsen, Library Director at broalsen@minlib.net. This is a union position, Local
4928 Mass Library Staff Association. The City of Woburn is an EOE/AA Employer.

Posted

2020-01-14 |  Quick link to this job