Curator for the Hogan Jazz Archive

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Job Description

Tulane University seeks an innovative and highly motivated professional for the position of Hogan Jazz Archive Curator for the Special Collections Division at the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library. Reporting to the Director of Special Collections, the Curator will develop partnerships across Tulane University and the broader research community that document the unique musical legacy and culture of New Orleans and the surrounding region. S/he will develop a collecting strategy that strengthens and expands on the holdings of the Hogan Jazz Archive and that aligns with the mission and goals of the Special Collections division and the Library. S/he will work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and community members to identify and facilitate new acquisitions. In collaboration with Special Collections staff and the Library’s Scholarly Engagement team, s/he will provide instruction that promotes the use of primary source materials in teaching and learning at Tulane and that is responsive to the research needs of faculty and students. S/he will support division outreach efforts by contributing to exhibitions, online content, and other programming. S/he will contribute to setting and advancing division goals and evaluating outcomes. In partnership with the Director of Special Collections, the Dean of Libraries and Academic Information Resources, and University Advancement, will identify, cultivate, and steward donors to enhance the Archive’s support base. The Hogan Jazz Archive Curator will also contribute meaningfully to relevant professional groups, training and development activities, and will present or publish in appropriate forums and otherwise enrich his/her professional profile and knowledge.

ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science OR graduate degree combined with relevant experience.
Minimum of 2 years of experience working with special collections materials in an academic research environment.

Knowledge of the history and impact of music cultures of New Orleans and the surrounding region.
Demonstrated ability to cultivate collaborative partnerships with library staff, Tulane faculty and students, and the broader research community.
Understanding of current and emerging approaches to acquiring, preserving, and promoting primary source materials.
Ability to contribute to outreach efforts such as events, exhibits, social media, or other programming.
Understanding of privacy, confidentiality, copyright and use policies associated with special collections materials.
Able to be responsive to the needs of a diverse faculty and student population and committed to fostering diversity and inclusion in the work environment.

Experience providing instruction on primary source literacy in collaboration with archivists, librarians, or faculty.
Knowledge of library and archival theory, standards, and best practices related to special collections management and use.
Familiarity with archival content management systems, such as Archon, Archivists’ Toolkit, or ArchivesSpace.
Graduate degree in music history, ethnomusicology, or related fields.
Experience writing grants and/or implementing grant projects.
A record of professional engagement through committee work, presentations, and/or publication, and knowledge of current and emerging trends in the information field.
Familiarity with digital technologies and best practices that support digital scholarship or digitization.

How to Apply

Apply here: To ensure full consideration, applicants must submit a letter of application, resume, and the names with full contact information of at least three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is selected. First consideration will be given to those applicants who apply by November 29, 2018.

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