Head of Special Collections and FIT Archives - Full Time Tenure Track
Fashion Institute of Technology, in Manhattanís Chelsea section, is looking for a creative, enthusiastic, results-oriented leader to work with the Gladys Marcus Library and college faculty/staff to identify, create, deliver, and assess user-focused Library services to support the discovery, exchange, and advancement of research in the FIT community. This is a twelve-month, non-classroom faculty appointment.
Qualifications: An MLS from an ALA accredited school or an equivalent graduate degree in archival administration. Five or more years of progressive experience supervising staff in special collections or archives in an academic library. Knowledge of both traditional and digital methods associated with acquiring, preserving, describing, promoting, and making easily accessible the resources of Special Collections. Experience in handling rare books and manuscripts; professional accomplishments and publications; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and an interest in supporting the research needs of FITís growing graduate programs.
A detailed position description can be found at www.fitnyc.edu/jobs
Salary commensurate with experience and professional achievement. Review of applications will begin immediately; interviews, this summer.
Completed applications will include a letter of interest, vitae and three letters of recommendation. Electronic submissions preferred and should be sent to
Hard copies may be sent to:
Seventh Avenue at 27th Street
New York, NY 10001.
FIT has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. Applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged.
FIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer