Libraries hiring three new archives and special collections positions

Seeking ambitious and creative professionals to advance the Libraries' growing needs


photo of the Institute Archives reading roomThis is an exciting time at the MIT Libraries. With the recent Institute-wide Task Force on the Future of Libraries, MIT has set a bold new vision for the library as an open global platform. To advance this vision, the Libraries have committed resources to building organizational capacity in the Institute Archives and Special Collections (IASC) and is seeking to hire three new positions:

  • Program Head, Special Collections – Leads strategy and workflows related to the appraisal, acquisition, processing, description, curation, management, conservation, and preservation of special collections, including visual collections and rare books, in collaboration with other colleagues in IASC and the Libraries. Promotes and interprets rare and unique collections through innovative and engaging physical and digital exhibitions, educational programming, social media and other creative means. See complete job posting
  • Archivist for Collections – Oversees the acquisition, processing, description, management, and preservation of archival and manuscript collections. Contributes to collection development, collection donor relations, and establishing strategies and priorities for processing and access. See complete job posting
  • Digital Scholarship Archivist – Coordinates, facilitates, and enhances activities to advance student, faculty, and public awareness and use of, learning with, and access to digital archives and special collections. Assists with coordination of digital collections workflows and the creation of digital assets from archives and special collections materials. Works with Libraries’ technology tools and platforms to expand access to IASC content, through the website and other medium. See complete job posting

Interested candidates can apply online at