Worcester, MA; Art Museum Librarian, College of the Holy Cross


Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation’s leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 2,800 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.

Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members–students, faculty and staff. The College’s commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.


As part of a long-standing agreement between two committed institutions, the Worcester Art Museum Library serves as the Fine Arts branch of the College of the Holy Cross Libraries.

Through this agreement, the Museum Librarian, as part of the Holy Cross community, reports directly to the Head of Research, Teaching & Learning at the Holy Cross Libraries. The Museum Librarian also reports to Chief Registrar at WAM. The Museum Librarian is responsible for all aspects of the management of the library at the Worcester Art Museum, including the supervision of Art Museum Library staff, students, and volunteers, the acquisition and processing of all library materials, Interlibrary Loan, and the provision of reference services to all patrons. Provides research and instruction services particularly to the WAM and Holy Cross campuses, as well as to the broader community and other local colleges and universities. Prepares and administers the budget for the library. Consults on the library aspects of the Museum’s Master Plan, including the planning and implementation of a potential move of the library with the WAM campus. Initiates outreach and marketing events for the Museum Library. Attends both Museum and Holy Cross Libraries staff meetings. Consults with curators and other staff to keep informed of research needs and to alert them to new resources. Maintains the library’s vitality and relevance to the Museum and the community by promoting digital and print resources as well as special programming, in conjunction with WAM Curatorial Division and with Friends of the Library group. Works in partnership with WAM’s Development Team in fundraising. Works in partnership with WAM’s Registration department in developing access to the Museum’s archive collections. Serves as a working member of the Holy Cross Libraries and participates indepartmental meetings, teams, initiatives, and strategic planning.


Required: An ALA accredited MLS. Undergraduate degree in Art History or other related field. Three to five years of increasingly complex and responsible experience in an academic or museum library. Demonstrated ability to acquire and upgrade library technical skills, including cataloging. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people at all levels. Proven administrative ability and skills. Working knowledge of national library standards, including intellectual freedom and copyright law. Requires a Tuesday – Saturday schedule.

Preferred: Master’s in Art History. Working knowledge of foreign languages, particularly French and German.


This is an Exempt level position.

The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.

A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).

To review our Employee Benefit Options, please go to: http://offices.holycross.edu/humanresources/benefits


Please attach resume and cover letter.

In your cover letter, please reflect on how you might contribute to the College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, and to its mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://holycross.edu/diversity)

Should you be a candidate for further consideration after hiring manager review, you will be contacted by a human resources representative.


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