Director of Book History and Digital Initiatives

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What, when & where

Director of Book History and Digital Initiatives

The American Antiquarian Society seeks a director of book history and digital initiatives to manage the Society’s Program in the History of the Book in American Culture (PHBAC) and play 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 publications. This position works closely with other staff to coordinate efforts to create and maintain digital access to collections, including 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.

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 week-long 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.

Deadline & how to apply

To apply: Submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information from three professional references electronically to 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.


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