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Assistant Librarian (Reference)

Yale Center for British ArtConnecticut
Yale University

Assistant Librarian (Reference)
Reference Library and Photograph Archive
Yale Center for British Art
Yale University
Rank: Librarian I

Full time – 37.5 hours per week; Weekdays 8:30-5:00.
Application Deadline: Friday, June 20, 2008

Yale Center for British Art
The Yale Center for British Art, both a research institute and a public museum, houses the largest collection of British paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, and rare books outside Great Britain. Given to Yale University by the late Paul Mellon (Yale Class of 1929), the YCBA is a flourishing center for research and scholarship on all aspects of the history of British art since the 16th century. For additional information about the Center, consult the web site at

The Reference Library and Photograph archive support the research activities of the Curatorial, Research, and Education Departments of the Museum as well as the faculty and students in Yale’s History of Art Department. Docents, volunteers, visiting scholars, and general visitors to the Museum are also important constituents to the Library. The Reference Library holds secondary resources in a variety of formats supporting the study of British art and related fields including architecture, history, literature, and the performing arts. The Photograph Archive, located within the Reference Library, consists of over 200,000 black-and-white study photographs of British art worldwide, with a special focus on holdings in the United States, Canada, and Australia.

The collection of Rare Books and Manuscripts, one of three curatorial departments at the Center, contains approximately 35,000 titles, consisting of material relating to the visual arts and cultural life in the United Kingdom and former British Empire from the 16th century to the present. The Prints and Drawings collection offers a comprehensive view of the development of British graphic art, with an emphasis on the flowering of the British watercolor school. The Paintings and Sculpture collection contains masterpieces by the leading artists who worked in Britain from the 16th century to the present, including Hogarth, Gainsborough, Reynolds, Stubbs, Constable, and Turner. British sporting art, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, the Camden Town School, and the Bloomsbury Group are well represented, together with more recent British art.

The Position
Under the supervision of the Head Librarian of the Yale Center for British Art Reference Library, assists in the day-to-day activities of the Library including reference services, collection development, and the planning and implementation of public service policies and activities.

MLS degree from an ALA accredited library school or the equivalent. Demonstrated commitment to public service. Knowledge of art historical reference sources, both print and online as well as general reference sources. Reading knowledge of one or more Western European languages. Preferred: Volunteer or work experience in an art museum library. Preferred: Undergraduate or graduate study in art or art history. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Strong computer skills. Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a service oriented, team environment. Excellent teaching skills.

Salary and Benefits
Rank and competitive salary will be based upon the successful candidate's qualifications and experience. Full benefits package including pro-rated 22 vacation days; 18 holiday, recess and personal days; comprehensive health care; TIAA/CREF or Yale retirement plan; and relocation assistance.

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

***The point?  I am ridiculously qualified for this job.  If only I had my degree already, I could be working at Yale for God's sake!!!