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Assistant/Associate Director and Head of Collections

Company Name:  Amherst College
Position Title:  Assistant/Associate Director and Head of Collections
Location:  Amherst Massachusetts 01002 United States
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Amherst College
Amherst has taken a leadership role among highly selective liberal arts colleges and universities in successfully diversifying the racial, socio-economic, and geographic profile of its student body. The College is similarly committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration and staff.

Job Description:
Amherst has taken a leadership role among highly selective liberal arts colleges and universities in successfully diversifying the racial, socio-economic, and geographic profile of its student body. The College is similarly committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration and staff.

Job Description
Amherst College invites applications for the Assistant/Associate Director and Head of Collections position. The Assistant/Associate Director and Head of Collections is a full-time, three year term, year round position, starting at $75k-commensurate with experience. Given Amherst's distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ways in which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community.

Reporting to the director of the Amherst Center for Russian Culture (ACRC), the Center's Assistant/Associate Director and Head of Collections (AD) has overall responsibility for overseeing the Center's logistical operations and collection maintenance, providing support of longer-term projects and programs, and supervising the budget, which is developed in consultation with the director and the ACRC's advisory board. The AD will also be primarily charged with advancing the strategic goals of the Center as developed in consultation with the director and the advisory board. The AD develops and maintains the Center's communications and publicity, develops and implements policies regarding patron and visitor access of the Center, oversees collection's management and policies, and supervises Center employees, including both staff and student workers. The AD will also supervise projects related to collection's maintenance in consultation with the director and colleagues in Frost and the Mead Art Museum. Additional responsibilities may include: working with donor relations, support of student projects, and developing the Center's work in the areas of digital humanities and grants.

Although the position reports to the Director of the ACRC, the Head of the Archives & Special Collections and the College Archivist will work with the AD to ensure consistency of policies and procedures across Frost and the ACRC. The Audit Archivist takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

From time to time, the AD will work on collection development, which can include the identification of materials, the management of correspondence, or the negotiation of contracts, the latter being executed in consultation with the College's CFO and legal counsel.

Amherst College requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (medical and religious exemptions may apply).

Amherst College is pleased to provide a comprehensive, highly competitive benefits package that meets the needs of staff and faculty and their families. Benefits are an important part of our overall compensation, so it is critical that you review all of the options to ensure it meets your total compensation requirements. Click here for Benefits Information .

Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter online at https://amherst.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Amherst_Jobs . Please be sure to upload all requested documents prior to clicking Submit. Applications cannot be revised once submitted. (Current employees and students should apply by clicking on the Career icon from their Workday home screen) Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Position: Assistant/Associate Director and Head of Collections
Organization: Amherst College
Location: Amherst,  MA 
United States
Salary: starting at $75k-commensurate with experience
Posting Start Date: 4/12/2022
Date Posted: 4/12/2022
Requirements
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities
Associate Director Duties
  • Oversees the daily logistical operations of the Center
  • Supports long-term projects
  • Budgetary oversight
  • Oversees both the Center's ADC and student workers
  • Oversight of the physical plant, coordinating with Facilities, contractors, and other departments on campus.
  • Oversight of events
Collections
  • Maintains the physical safety and monitors use of the collection
  • Implements best practices for patron's use of the collection
  • Serves as the liaison, in consultation with the director, with the Mead Art Museum and the Frost Library, on collection management and exhibitions.
  • Coordinates as needed project archivists to process archives and new acquisitions
  • Identifies and develops grant applications in support of collection maintenance and the consideration and coordination of donations
  • Oversight and development of the Center's communications and publicity. This may include working with campus partners and outside contractors for projects related to digital humanities.
Qualifications
Required:
  • An advanced degree in Russian or related field
  • Facility in using various technological platforms or a willingness to learn to use such platforms as, for example, G-suite, excel, archivespace.
  • Advanced competency in English and Russian,
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Attentiveness to details
  • Basic web editing skills
  • Ability to oversee projects from inception to conclusion
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
Preferred:
  • PhD in Slavic Languages or Literatures or related fields; advanced competency in Russian
Amherst College offers many opportunities for professional growth and development, continued learning, and career advancement.
Status: This listing expires on: 7/11/2022
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