ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

Since opening our doors to the public in 1957, Adirondack Experience has delighted millions of visitors with fascinating exhibits and stories about life in the Adirondack region. With over 23 historical and contemporary buildings on 121 acres overlooking Blue Mountain Lake, our open-air campus offers everyone lots to see and do. Step into the rich history of our region as you row an authentic guideboat from the new ADKX Boathouse and break up a logjam or set off a mine charge in our Life in the Adirondacks exhibit.

ADKX is dedicated to telling the story of one of America’s most unique regions, its residents, and its many visitors. Its operating budget exceeds $5M and the year-round staff include 35 employees. An additional 50 employees are added during the May – October season. Detailed information about ADKX and its programs is available at www.theadkx.org.

ADKX is one of the premier cultural institutions in upstate New York, and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM).  

JOB DESCRIPTION

The ADKX library is the premier repository for primary and secondary research materials documenting the history and culture of the Adirondack region (https://www.theadkx.org/research/library/). In recent years, great strides have been made in enhancing access to the collections with support from CLIR and other outside sources. ADKX is currently seeking a Library Director to continue making the institution’s research holdings accessible to as wide an audience as possible, both on-site and online. The incumbent is also responsible for the preservation of the collections and for acquiring additional material so that the collection as a whole continues to reflect the richness and complexity of the Adirondack story. ADKX exhibitions and public programs are informed by the Library Director’s knowledge and research efforts. The Library Director reports to the Executive Director, is a member of the museum’s Senior Staff, and serves on the board of trustees’ Collections Committee as well as other board committees as required. The salary is competitive and benefits are excellent.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Candidates must have a master’s degree from an ALA accredited program, preferably with a concentration in special collections or archival administration, and a minimum of three years’ experience in special collections or archives (ideally in a museum or research library). An undergraduate or graduate degree in American History, American Studies, Environmental History, or a related field is preferred. Applicants must have experience interacting with researchers and be flexible and open to coordinating and completing projects with limited resources. Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, and computer skills are required. Experience with grant writing and administration is also desirable. Please send cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to:

Adirondack Experience

Library Search

PO Box 99, Blue Mt. Lake, NY 12812

CTURNER@THEAKX.ORG

www.theadkx.org EOE

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Candidates must have a master’s degree from an ALA accredited program, preferably with a concentration in special collections or archival administration, and a minimum of three years’ experience in special collections or archives (ideally in a museum or research library). An undergraduate or graduate degree in American History, American Studies, Environmental History, or a related field is preferred. Applicants must have experience interacting with researchers and be flexible and open to coordinating and completing projects with limited resources. Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, and computer skills are required. Experience with grant writing and administration is also desirable.

EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT

Exempt  

FULL-TIME/PART-TIME

Full-Time  

EOE STATEMENT

It is the Adirondack Experience’s policy to provide equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants. No person shall be discriminated against in any condition of employment because of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, citizenship status, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Post expires on Thursday June 30th, 2022