Kansas Collection Curator

at University of Kansas Libraries (view profile)
Published August 24, 2022
Location 1425 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence, Kansas
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
Apply Here http://www.employment.ku.edu/academic/23078BR
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $54,000
Hourly or Salary? Salary
Twitter Handle @kulibraries


KU Libraries seeks a curious, creative, and collaborative curator to lead the collection development, instruction, and outreach efforts of the Kansas Collection, in the Kenneth Spencer Research Library. The Kansas Collection documents the history and culture of everyday Kansans the from territorial period (1854-1861) to the present, with current emphases on the experiences of the African American and Hispanic and Latinx communities in the state.  The curator will spearhead efforts to build collections reflecting the lives and experiences of all Kansans, and that support the teaching and research missions of the university. Reporting to the Director of the Spencer Library, the curator will be responsible for directing the development of the Kansas Collection, actively supporting the processing of materials, and for teaching and outreach programs in this regional history collection. The curator will coordinate the work of faculty who support the African American experience and the Hispanic and Latinx experience in community outreach and collection-building.

Applicants should be interested in building diverse collections and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and belonging by engaging in instruction and outreach that includes audiences and materials that have been traditionally underserved by special collections libraries and archives. We are committed to supporting the curator with relevant professional development and training.

The University of Kansas Libraries support a safe and inclusive environment for all members of our diverse communities at KU.  We are committed to building a diverse and pluralistic workforce and strongly encourage applications from diverse candidates.  This position will demonstrate a commitment to advancing diversity efforts in the Libraries and contributes to an inclusive environment.

Work Schedule:  Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, including a Saturday 9-1 rotation during the fall and spring semester

Full Job Posting:  http://www.employment.ku.edu/academic/23078BR

Application review begins:  Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Contact Information to Applicants:  Mike Broadwell (mikebr@ku.edu)