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Vice President for Advancement

The Vice President for Advancement (VPA) oversees all advancement programs, including annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, capital funding, advancement operations and government and foundation support. Reporting to the President, and as part of the organization’s senior management team, s/he will actively develop and execute philanthropic strategies for the current expansion campaign. S/He will develop major philanthropic opportunities, maintain a portfolio of major donors as a relationship manager and work closely with the organization’s donors, Council, staff, membership and volunteers. The VPA will have broad responsibilities in overall management, governance, strategic planning and prosperity of the organization.

For more information, to apply or nominate qualified candidates, contact Lisa Abair Vuona, Vice President at lvouna@LLLSearches.com.

 

Director of Book History and Digital Initiatives

Founded in 1812, the American Antiquarian Society is a learned society that supports a preeminent national research library specializing in American history, life, and culture from settlement through the year 1876. The library serves a world-wide community of scholars. The Society is committed to maintaining a level of outstanding reference service to its readers and other library constituents that has been our hallmark for decades.

JOB TITLE: Director of Book History and Digital Initiatives
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Programs
REPORTS TO: Vice President for Programs and Outreach
FLSA: Exempt

POSITION PURPOSE:
The director of book history and digital initiatives manages the Society’s Program in the History of the Book in American Culture (PHBAC) program and plays a leading role in creating and administering digital projects. The Director of Book History and Digital Initiatives acts as an ambassador for AAS to the larger academic community through conferences, programs and publication. This position works closely with other staff to coordinate efforts to create and maintain digital access to collections.

This position will play a leadership role in crafting a strategic plan for the Society’s PHBAC program and will oversee the development and execution of initiatives under that program including the weeklong summer seminar program and the annual Wiggins Lecture series as well as developing new workshops and programs in the Society’s new interactive long-distance Learning Lab.

The position will also play a critical role in the Society’s work with digital collaborations such as the Networked Early American Resources (NEAR), the Advanced Research Consortium (ARC), and the Just Teach One and Just Teach One African American Resources initiatives.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Develop, promote, and coordinate seminars, workshops, and conferences
• Engage with and represent AAS in the academic fields of book history and digital humanities
• Manage digital projects as assigned by the librarian and the vice president for programs and outreach
• Teach classes and workshops, present and publish on book history and digital humanities topics
• Research and write grants for specific projects
• Promote AAS’s digital collections and the use of digital tools to various constituents including but not limited to AAS staff, fellows, and members
• Work with AAS staff to identify priorities for digitization and other digital projects
• Create and maintain opportunities for K-12, college and graduate student engagement with digital collections
• Create and manage digital projects in cooperation with a variety of partners and stakeholders

SUPPORTIVE FUNCTIONS:
Other duties as assigned

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Duties require periods of standing, walking, sitting. Duties require occasional periods of climbing or balancing, pulling/pushing items including book trucks with materials, lifting/carrying items weighing up to approximately 30 lbs., reaching with arms and hands. Vision and hearing at or correctable to “normal ranges.” Other physical tasks include use of hands for basic grasping/manipulation, use of hands for fine manipulation, occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching, and keyboarding. Physical duties are subject to change. Must be able to transport oneself to work-related meetings, workshops, conferences, etc.

Applicants, as well as position incumbents, who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Most duties are performed indoors in office environment with artificial light and cool, thermostatically controlled temperatures. The noise level is low. May be exposed to dust, mold, and/or other organic material or other irritants. Hazards are considered minor and controllable.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read, understand, speak and write in Standard English;
Ability to communicate effectively in English with individuals in person, over the telephone, and via
the printed word

TRAVEL:
National/International

SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIRED – The individual must possess the following knowledge, skill/s and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.
• Excellent communication skills with a wide range of constituents
• An ability to develop curricula and to teach on a variety of intellectual levels
• Fluency with digital tools AAS uses: Aeon, Drupal, MarcEdit, Omeka, myPHPadmin, WordPress, XML editing
• A knowledge of the trends in book history, digital humanities and digital libraries
• An understanding of the range of humanities research methodologies
• An ability to work independently and collegially

EDUCATION: PhD in History, American Studies or relevant discipline

CERTIFICATES/ LICENSES REQUIRED: none

COMPENSATION: This is an exempt full time, 35 hour per week position, M-F; $ 63,000 -$67,000. Benefits include paid vacation, sick and personal time, health insurance, retirement, life and disability insurance, and professional development.

To apply: Submit a letter of application, resume and contact information for three professional references electronically to cmackey@mwa.org with “Director of Book History” in the subject line. The American Antiquarian Society is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with applicable federal and state laws

Position open until filled.

 

 

Immediate opening - Scanner - Congregational Library

New England’s Hidden Histories is a project of the Congregational Library, which seeks to digitize and post online New England’s earliest manuscript church records. With support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, NEHH is working with the assistance of the American Antiquarian Society to digitize the church records including many of AAS’s most significant church records from the colonial era.

This is a non-exempt, grant funded position for sixteen hour per week at $13/hr for approximately one year; potential for additional funding and work extending beyond one year. Position hours/days are flexible within Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm.

JOB TITLE: Scanner
LOCATION: American Antiquarian Society, 185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA
REPORTS TO: James Cooper, Administrator for New England’s Hidden Histories; onsite supervisor TBD
SUPERVISES: n/a
FLSA: non-exempt
DATE WRITTEN: 10/17/18

POSITION PURPOSE:
The scanner will create digital files of Congregational church manuscript records as provided by New England’s Hidden Histories and American Antiquarian Society.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Create digital scans of seventeenth and eighteenth century manuscripts, both ledgers and loose documents, using overhead scanner and digitizing equipment.
• Prepare material, following guidelines, for digitization.
• Create for metadata and filenames for images.

SUPPORTIVE FUNCTIONS: as assigned

TRAVEL: n/a

SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIRED – The individual must possess the following knowledge, skill/s and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can learn and perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.
• Ability to use computer
• Knowledge of or ability to learn scanning and imaging programs
• Experience with digital photography preferred
• Experience with scanning (Minolta) equipment helpful
• Knowledge of Photoshop helpful

EDUCATION: High school degree or equivalent required

CERTIFICATES/ LICENSES REQUIRED: n/a

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, understand, speak and write in Standard English; Ability to communicate effectively in English with individuals in person, over the telephone, and via the printed word.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Duties require periods of standing, walking, sitting. Duties require occasional periods of climbing or balancing, pulling/pushing items including book trucks with materials, lifting/carrying items weighing up to approximately 30 lbs., reaching with arms and hands. Vision and hearing at or correctable to “normal ranges.” Other physical tasks include use of hands for basic grasping/manipulation, use of hands for fine manipulation, occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching, keyboarding. Physical duties are subject to change. Must be able to transport oneself to work-related meetings, workshops, conferences, etc.

Applicants, as well as position incumbents, who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Most duties are performed indoors in office environment with artificial light and cool, thermostatically controlled temperatures. The noise level is low. May be exposed to dust, mold, and/or other organic material or other irritants. Hazards are considered minor and controllable.

COMPENSATION: This is a non-exempt, grant funded position for sixteen hour per week at $13/hr for approximately one year; potential for additional funding and work extending beyond one year. Position hours/days are flexible within Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm.

To apply: Submit a letter of application, resume and three non-relative references electronically to James Cooper at jcooper@14beacon.org with “SCANNER” in the subject line. The Congregational Library is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

 

October 12, 2018

 

 

General Employment Information

Carol-Ann Mackey
Director of Human Resources
American Antiquarian Society
185 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 471-2164
Email: cmackey@mwa.org

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