Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):
Under the direction of the Manager of the Arts, the Curator of Music is responsible for stewardship and management of the Boston Public Library’s large and diverse special collections related to the field of music, including manuscript and printed scores, first editions and rare volumes, song sheets, and performance editions. Responsibilities include promoting the use, care, and servicing of the library’s music special collections, including rare and unique print and manuscript material related to music; researching and interpreting materials; providing specialized and complex reference services; and developing the music collection in support of the library’s collecting strategy and mission.
Manager of the Arts or delegate
Professional and support staff as assigned
Scope of Responsibility
Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university and a master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school, or a master’s degree in music history or musicology from an accredited college or university. Relevant subject knowledge and/or specialized training required. In exceptional circumstances, specialized training/experience may substitute all or part of the educational requirement.
Four years relevant experience from a library, museum, or other similar cultural heritage institution.
Union/Salary Plan/Grade: PSA/P- 3
Hours per week: 35