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*Curator of Drawings & Archives**
**Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library**
**Columbia University Libraries*

Columbia University Libraries seeks an expert, creative, and
collaborative Curator of Drawings & Archives, reporting to the Avery
Library Director, to provide vision, leadership and administration for
collection development and resource management of the more than 2.5
million architectural drawings and records of pre-eminent American
architects, including the expansive Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives.

*Collection Development & Management*
The Curator will: develop a collecting program consistent with Avery's
policies and priorities through proactive solicitation and responsive
review of new materials proposed for addition to the collection; plan
for physical housing and storage of collection materials; envision a
strategic framework and practical program for collecting storing,
preserving, and using digital content including born-digital
architectural materials; assesses and prioritize collection materials
for physical conservation and digital preservation.

The Curator is responsible for: the operations and administration of the
Department, including overseeing maintenance, security and environmental
controls of the collection's on-site storage facilities; supervision of
three full-time staff, student workers and interns; budgets for managing
departmental supplies and conservation; preparing plans for strategic
growth and development of the Department aligned with the framework of
Avery Library and CUL's Strategic Directions; and coordinating and
managing multiple concurrent special projects.

*Awareness, Outreach & Instruction*
The Curator will lead efforts to promote and expand the use of the
collection through awareness, exhibits, public programs, outreach and
instructional activities; assist in research support in person and via
telephone, email, or letter and on-site use of collection materials;
build an instructional services program for the collection with emphasis
on service to the teaching and research programs of the Graduate School
of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) and the Department of
Art History and Archaeology; and promote awareness and use of the
collection by the international architectural community including
collaboration on exhibition and loans.

*Required Qualifications: *
o    Advanced degree in architecture, architectural history or related
disciplines, or demonstration of subject expertise in scholarly or
curatorial practice related to architectural disciplines.
o    MLS, PhD or other advanced degree with concentration in archives
management or related field.
o    Relevant archival experience and experience managing, processing
architectural archival material.
o    Relevant experience in developing exhibitions and public programs
for architectural archival material.
o    Expertise in identification, arrangement, description, and
preservation of archival genres and formats for architectural records,
graphic materials, and manuscript materials, including knowledge of best
practices for conservation and preservation of archival materials.
o    Demonstrated knowledge of born-digital architectural file formats
and database structures.
o    Demonstrated experience in teaching and research support.
o    Enthusiasm for outreach and cultivation activities.
o    Strong organizational and project management skills
o    Excellent oral and written communication skills.
o    Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to facilitate
collaboration across a broad range of people, including professional
colleagues in the library and architectural communities, students,
faculty, curators and visiting researchers.
o    Commitment to supporting and working in a multicultural and diverse
o    Personal commitment to service and professional growth and development.

*Apply on-line at:*

*The Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library* is one of the most
comprehensive architecture and fine arts library collections in the
world. Avery collects a full range of primary and secondary sources for
the advanced study of architecture, historic preservation, art history,
decorative arts, city planning, real estate, and archaeology. The
Library contains 650,000 volumes including more than 40,000 rare books,
and receives approximately 1,000 periodicals. Avery's Drawings and
Archives collection includes 2.5 million architectural drawings and
architectural records including a diverse range of original and
reprographic drawings, photographic materials, project and building
files, business papers, correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, and
personal papers.

As one of the world's leading research universities, Columbia University
in the City of New York provides outstanding opportunities to work and
grow in a dynamic, multicultural, intellectual community. The Columbia
University Libraries are comprised of a diverse and engaged staff
committed to furthering the University's teaching and research mission
through innovation, collaboration, and a commitment to excellence.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
and strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to
consider this position.
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