Collections Manager

Belmont University, Lila D. Bunch Library

The collections manager is the primary staff member charged with maintaining the library’s special and archival collections and museum collections and the records that document them. The collections manager is responsible for the accessioning and processing of all manuscript, archives, and rare book holdings maintained as part of the library’s music and university special collections and will play an instrumental role in the development and documentation of policies/procedures governing the arrangement and description of these materials. The position will provide oversight for the Gallery of Iconic Guitars (GIG) and the Frederick Hart Studio Gallery operations and collections.

Salary: $50,000.00 - $53,000.00 (Yearly Salary)


Job Functions:

  • Manages proper documentation of the archival and gallery collections, including accessioning and deaccessioning, cataloging, inventories, and other records;

  • Maintains the collections management database (Proficio) and object files;

  • Ensures proper care and preservation of the gallery and archival collections by managing the collections, environmental conditions data and analysis, and curatorial housekeeping;

  • Develops, recommends, and documents policies, procedures, and standards for arranging, describing, preserving, and maintaining manuscripts, archives, books, and non-textual materials.

  • Serves as a liaison to the Gallery of Iconic Guitars affiliates and works in conjunction with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Library Director to facilitate GIG and Hart Gallery events.

  • Oversees operations for the Gallery of Iconic Guitars and Frederick Hart Studio Gallery, including supervising student docents.

  • Serves on the Digital Projects Team with the purpose of developing and digitizing special collections for the Belmont Digital Repository.

  • Must be willing to interact with the public, responding to research requests and GIG inquiries, and participating in outreach activities

  • Master’s degree in history (with archival experience), museum studies, public history, or other fields related to collections, archives, and library science strongly preferred.

  • Ability to provide leadership and work independently.

  • Experience accessioning and processing manuscripts, archives, books, and non-textual materials.

  • Ability to work weekends and occasional evening hours.

  • Strong organizational skills, and effectiveness in balancing multiple assignments and projects.

  • Thorough knowledge of collections management standards and best practices.

  • Demonstrated creativity, initiative, self-direction, and innovative thinking.

  • Effective oral and written communication.

  • Ability to hire and supervise student workers.

  • An aptitude for detailed work.

  • Strong organizational skills, and effectiveness in balancing multiple assignments and projects.

  • Ability to work efficiently with frequent interruptions and handle multiple tasks effectively.

  • Should possess general knowledge of the functions of a university library.

  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment and the ability to respond to high-pressure situations.

  • Ability to thrive in an environment of hard work.

  • Experience using Digital Commons, ContentDM, Proficio, Alma, and/or other content management systems.

  • Supervisory experience preferred.

  • Experience processing physical materials and born-digital resources, including non-textual materials.

  • Evidence of successful project management and leadership skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work successfully in an intensely collaborative environment with a broad range of people from culturally diverse backgrounds including colleagues, administrators, students, faculty, donors, and alumni.

How to Apply

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Posted on May 13