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Historical Collections Manager and Curator, Health Sciences Library


Historical Collections Manager and Curator, Health Sciences Library

  • R0041881
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Educational Resources
  • The University of Virginia
The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library seeks a Historical Collections Manager and Curator to lead its Historical Collections and Services Department. Reporting to the Director of the Health Sciences Library, this position will be responsible for stewarding the library’s special collections and supporting programs at the University of Virginia related to the history of the health sciences.

The Historical Collections Manager and Curator supervises a full-time professional archivist. They cultivate opportunities for new partnerships with stakeholders, collaborate with special collections colleagues across the University of Virginia, and develop relationships with donors. This position works with the Library Director and Finance Manager to manage the financial and tangible assets of the department and participates in the Health Sciences Library’s leadership council. The ideal candidate will be able to work independently and collaboratively.

The Historical Collections and Services Department acquires, preserves, promotes, and makes accessible a collection of institutional archives, manuscripts, photographs, born-digital assets, and other rare and unique materials. The department seeks out opportunities to support education programs, readily making collections available to faculty for course instruction. Opportunities to develop exhibits and support research initiatives at the University, related to the history of the health sciences, are also explored. In recent years, the department has focused on collecting materials related to the 200-year history of UVA Health. Particular attention has been paid to resources that document traditionally underrepresented voices.

The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library has made a commitment to promote diversity and inclusivity among our collections and services. We are committed to creating a more just, inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible environment for our employees and those whom we serve. We seek candidates whose work and/or service demonstrates their proven commitment to these principles.

  • Develops and implements policies for the Historical Collections and Services Department at the Health Sciences Library
  • Supervises the acquisition, preservation, and dissemination of Historical Collections located at the Health Sciences Library
  • Provides library users with general reference and expert assistance in historical research
  • Provides users with expert knowledge about the history of UVA Health
  • Support for education and outreach programs related to the history of the health sciences at the University of Virginia
  • Promotes and generates interest in the Historical Collections within and outside of the University of Virginia
  • Remains aware of and seeks out opportunities for new partnerships with the library's user community
  • Works with the Library Director and the Library's Finance Manager to manage the financial and tangible assets of the department
  • Identifies and assists in the cultivation of potential donors to support department collections and services
  • Participates and collaborates with the Health Sciences Library’s leadership team

Education: Master's degree in Library Science or other academic discipline
Experience: 5 years of relevant experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • MLIS/MLS degree from an ALA accredited program
  • Special collections and archives experience in the health sciences
  • Experience in project planning and management
  • Experience with analog and digital collections management
  • Experience in donor relations and growing philanthropic support
  • Knowledge of current and emerging applications to archival management and access (i.e., EAD, digitization, etc.)
  • Familiarity with legal, privacy, and ethical issues associated with archiving and providing access to digital and print content

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

This is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding and performance. Anticipated Hiring Range: $63,000 - $73,000, commensurate with education and experience. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit https://hr.virginia.edu/benefits .

Priority review of applications will begin on December 2, 2022, butthis position will remain open until filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. A completed pre-employment health screen is required for this position prior to employment.


Please apply through Workday , and search for R0041881. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs'. Complete an application online with the following documents:
  • CV or Resume
  • Cover letter that includes information about why you are interested in this role and how you have demonstrated a commitment to diversity and inclusion in prior roles or experiences

Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.

References will be completed via UVA’s standardized process Skill Survey during the final phase of the interview process.

For questions about the application process, please contact Jeremy Brofft, Senior Recruiting Specialist at xmf9ad@virginia.edu .

About UVA Health and Charlottesville VA:
UVA Health is an academic health system that strives to provide excellence, innovation, and exceptional quality in the care of patients, the training of health professionals, and the creation and sharing of knowledge within a culture that promotes equity, diversity, and inclusivity. UVA Health is an expansive network comprised of the UVA Medical Center, UVA Community Health, UVA Transitional Care Hospital, University of Virginia Physician’s Group, UVA School of Medicine, UVA School of Nursing, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, and several other strategic partnerships and alliances. For more information on UVA Health, visit www.UVAHealth.com

Charlottesville is located in central Virginia, just east of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and 100 miles south of Washington, D.C., Charlottesville offers stunning natural beauty, a thriving art, music, and food culture, and an ever-growing list of things to do. For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see http://www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/ .

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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