Cluster of four Curators — Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscript Library, Yale University

The Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscript Library at Yale University invites applications for a cluster of four curators to build, interpret, and steward the library’s extraordinary collections in one or more of the following areas of focus: 1) Indigenous history and culture; 2) European history and culture, pre-1800; 3) Caribbean and/or Black Atlantic World; 3) Medieval studies; 4) U.S. history and culture, especially pre-1900; 5) Ethnicity, race, and migration; 6) Gender and sexuality; 7) History of science; 8) Environmental studies; 9) Visual culture; and 10) Material history. To learn more about this job opening and to apply, please click here.

The four curators hired through this cluster will join a talented team of four curators, working collaboratively to build collections of lasting importance, relevance, and interconnectivity. Reporting to the Director of Collections and Chief Curator, these open positions reflect the Beinecke Library’s ongoing commitment to an ambitious collecting agenda that foregrounds diverse perspectives and historical voices, upholds the highest ethical and professional standards, and thoughtfully engages with the complex nature of building research collections today. Working with Beinecke Library colleagues to identify historic gaps and areas of strategic opportunity, successful candidates will envision and realize a collection development strategy; help faculty, students, and researchers make effective use of the collections in the reading room, the classroom, and online; interpret the collections through exhibitions, programming, community engagement, and teaching; collaborate with colleagues to set priorities for cataloging, processing, conserving, and digitizing the collections; foster organizational collegiality and inclusivity; contribute to the successful fruition of library and departmental initiatives; and complete other duties as assigned. Required qualifications include a master’s degree in a related course of study; a minimum of five years of professional experience; reading knowledge of at least one language beyond English; and superb analytical, creative, and communication skills in both writing and public speaking.