The Assistant Curator will participate in collection development, including the review of auction and dealer catalogs, sales offers, and potential gifts, as well as donor stewardship. The individual in this position will also work on programming and outreach initiatives, exhibitions, and publications, and manage social media and digitization projects. The Assistant Curator is expected to be active in scholarly and library professional organizations. The Assistant Curator may supervise students and will participate in reader services at the Rare Book Collection/North Carolina Collection Reading Room, with a regular weekly desk shift and occasional weekend desk service.
The Rare Book Collection has significant national and international literary and historical holdings, ranging from clay tablets, medieval manuscripts, and early printed books to recent fine printing. Collection strengths include English and Irish literature, incunabula and sixteenth-century printing, history of the book, French history and literature, the New World cronistas, Maya studies, Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan drama, World War I and II graphic materials, and American popular culture.