Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Assistant Keeper, North Carolina Collection Gallery: UNC Chapel Hill University Library

AVAILABLE: May 1, 2010

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an experienced, creative, and collaborative individual for the position of Assistant Keeper of the North Carolina Collection Gallery.

Located in the Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, the North Carolina Collection Gallery is a 3,000-square foot suite of exhibition areas and historic period rooms. It offers exhibitions and related programs that interpret North Carolina history, literature, and culture.

Under the supervision of the Gallery Keeper, the Assistant Keeper will assist with the installation of exhibitions, develop and deliver statewide educational programs for both broad and targeted audiences, give guided tours of the Gallery, and help organize various promotional and outreach activities. The Assistant Keeper will maintain Gallery web pages and plan and help implement the expansion of the Gallery’s online presence, including the creation of online exhibits. Other responsibilities include assisting with the record-keeping and management of a collection of 22,000 historic objects and performing other administrative tasks and related duties. These include hiring, training, scheduling, and monitoring assignments for student assistants, and identifying equipment and supply needs.

The Gallery is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays, and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays. Occasional weekend hours may be required for this position.


Required: ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science, or master's degree in American history, public history, museum studies, or related field. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated experience with web page creation and html. Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds. Personal commitment to service and professional growth and development

Preferred: Two or more years of full-time work experience in a library, museum, historic site, or other cultural heritage institution. Demonstrated experience with Adobe Dreamweaver and content management systems. Experience in interpretive services and educational programming. Skills related to the development of informal, interactive activities. Experience creating displays or exhibits. Coursework in or working knowledge of North Carolina history. Knowledge of professional museum practices and standards. Supervisory experience.

The University and The Libraries
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country's oldest state university. UNC-Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 27,000 students, employs more than 3,100 faculty, offers 77 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and law, and the Library collections include over 6 million volumes. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) and SOLINET. The TRLN libraries, including the Health Sciences and Law libraries at Chapel Hill plus the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, have combined collections of over eleven million volumes.

The Region
The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half day's drive from Chapel Hill.

The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.

Salary and Benefits
This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, librarians enjoy the benefit of academic status and are members of the faculty council.

Deadline for Application
Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2010. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

To Apply
Please visit and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references.