The Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia, PA) educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians for careers as performing artists on the highest professional level.
One of the world’s leading conservatories, Curtis is highly selective, with an enrollment of about 165. In this intimate environment, students receive personalized attention from a celebrated faculty. A busy schedule of performances is at the heart of Curtis’s distinctive “learn by doing” approach, which has produced an impressive number of notable artists since the school’s founding in Philadelphia in 1924.
Grounded in this rich heritage, Curtis is looking to the future in a flexible and forward-thinking way, evolving strategically to serve its time-honored mission.
The John de Lancie Library is located in the Milton L. Rock Resource Center at Curtis. The library holds more than eighty thousand music scores, books, and recordings for study and performance. In addition, the library collects and archives manuscripts, gifts of music, and memorabilia of Curtis and people associated with it.
The John de Lancie Library is at a transformational moment in its history. Following upon the remarkable 35-year tenure of the previous director, there is an opportunity for a new librarian to build upon that foundation and to re-imagine the place and function of the music library as a vibrant learning destination that sits at the intersection of the curriculum, technology, and the library’s collection. We seek a director who can appreciate and utilize the library with its abundant resources, but also usher in new thinking about how to optimize those resources to enhance the student and faculty experience.
The new librarian will be charged with creating an integrated, interactive educational environment within an inviting atmosphere. Curtis seeks a dynamic leader who will work collaboratively with faculty and administrators to realize the relevant portions of the school’s strategic plan and to encourage the Curtis community to utilize the library as a gathering place for both individual and group learning and discovery.
The position of Director of Music Library Information Resources is full time, reporting to the vice president and dean. The Director currently supervises 5 full- and part-time library staff members. The Director also trains and supervises student assistants.
The Director is responsible for developing and managing the budget, staff and all administrative functions relating to the music library and archives of Curtis Institute of Music.
Additional responsibilities include:
* Maintaining the collection, including scores, books, periodicals, rare materials, sound recordings, and electronic resources
* Recommending and purchasing new resources for the collection, in collaboration with major faculty, liberal arts faculty and musical studies faculty, including scores (performance and research) and recordings
* Serving as a member of the school’s Education Committee, and other committees as appropriate
* Reviewing and acknowledging gift materials to the library
* MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution required; Master’s or PhD in music or musicology or related field preferred
* 3 to 5 years of relevant professional experience developing and maintaining a music library collection
* Reference and instructional experience in an academic or research library
* Familiarity with trends in digital media and formats, as well as all relevant database programs; experience with Web site development
* Ability to interact effectively with faculty, students and staff from diverse backgrounds
* Working knowledge of one or more foreign languages
* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Teaching experience; the ability to teach a course to undergraduates that incorporates bibliographic and related research skills is preferred.
* Awareness of industry trends; experience with strategic planning and a willingness to think broadly about the place and future of the music library in the life of Curtis is preferred.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Routine for office environment. The employee will be required to perform the essential functions of the job and is included in a weekend coverage rotation.
For best consideration, interested and qualified applicants should electronically submit a resume, two professional references, and salary requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1, 2012. Curtis offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and an attractive benefits package. Position will be open until filled. No phone calls, please.
EOE. URL: http://www.curtis.edu
Oferta original en http://chronicle.com/jobs/0000725470-01/?sid=ja&utm_source=ja&utm_medium=en