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Job Opportunity: Head of Cataloging Services, American Antiquarian Society

  • 1.  Job Opportunity: Head of Cataloging Services, American Antiquarian Society

    Posted Dec 01, 2023 10:24 AM
    Dear colleagues,

    We are pleased to announce that the American Antiquarian Society is now accepting applications for our next Head of Cataloging Services.

    We are seeking an efficient, passionate individual to join our team providing leadership, strategic direction, and expertise in overseeing and supporting the activities of the cataloging department. The Head of Cataloging Services is responsible for supervising 6 full- and part-time rare materials catalogers, as well as support staff and interns, as necessary. This individual will create original and copy cataloging for 17th- to 21st-century printed materials, primarily books and pamphlets, while coordinating with curators who oversee the cataloging of materials in other formats (e.g., manuscripts, visual materials, etc.). The right candidate will work closely with the Acquisitions team to facilitate the processing of newly acquired materials, the Systems Librarian to support catalog maintenance, and with AAS staff responsible for explaining and interpreting the catalog to library users. The Head of Cataloging Services assists in the training of any AAS staff who work in the catalog and strives to cultivate a supportive and collaborative work environment.


    As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to equal employment and promotion opportunity regardless of ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. A successful candidate will demonstrate the ways in which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community.


    Annual Salary: $70k-$77k

    FLSA status: Full-time, exempt, 35 hour/week

    Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis; role will be listed until filled

    Start date: As soon as possible

    We encourage you to share this news with anyone you think might be interested in and well-suited to the role. Thank you for your assistance in helping us spread the word!  

    For more information and to submit applications, please visit our Careers Portal

    Warm regards,


    Beth Tsamis
    Associate Librarian & Head of Acquisitions
    American Antiquarian Society