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Reporting to the Associate Dean for Scholarly Communications & Collections Services, the Exhibits Librarian oversees the University Libraries exhibits program.
The University Libraries exhibits are presented in multiple types of spaces in the Anderson Academic Commons, including many walls designed for exhibition installation, built-in display cases, and movable display cases in a variety of sizes and shapes, as well as an interactive PRYSM wall. The Libraries virtual exhibits are also currently presented primarily in a customized Omeka Content Management System (CMS), and the Librarian will work with colleagues to determine future directions for digital exhibits, the goal being to develop an integrated, engaging, and inclusive multi-media experience for users.
Exhibits are integrated into courses, as well as built to enrich and inform the experience of casual visitors. Based on knowledge of design principles and aesthetic design concepts, the Librarian will create exhibits in physical and virtual modalities that impact teaching and research and bring library spaces to life through meaningful intellectual engagement. Exhibits will contribute to building more inclusive spaces and programming, enrich the experience of our users, generate awareness of our collections and expertise as a library, and highlight scholarship at the University (both that of students and of DUs faculty).
In overseeing exhibits, the Exhibits Librarian will work internally with colleagues who curate our various special collections and archives and manage facilities, as well as the Digital Collections, Design & Discovery, Library Technology, and Reference Departments. They will also work with faculty, staff, and students across the University, and at times guest artists, photographers, and more. The Librarian will need to research and prepare concept scripts, conceptual designs and detail designs, incorporating all media necessary to interpret an exhibits key messages. They will supervise graduate student assistants and manage an exhibits budget. The Librarians immediate priority will be to maintain a successful physical exhibits program that has for many years been integrated into many courses and seek to, over time, expand the digital exhibits program.
As a member of the University Libraries Faculty, the Exhibits Librarian will work in accord with the promotion guidelines and actively engage in scholarly activities through research and publication and participate in professional organizations, as well as library and campus committees. Funding and support will be provided to engage professionally at the regional and national level.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) January 17th, 2021. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is UC.
The salary range for this position is $60,000 - $65,000.
The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate's sex or any other protected status.
The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.
Please include the following documents with your application:
2. Cover Letter
4. 1-page Diversity Statement
The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.
All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.
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