Staff Job Opportunities

Librarian III, Business Research and Instruction

The Business Research and Online Learning Librarian supports research and information needs in business and related science, engineering, and social sciences programs in collaboration with faculty, students, and staff in both face-to-face and on-line environments. This position develops and facilitates access to the services and collections of a complex, multi-faceted research library through direct contact with faculty and students. Through creativity and use of innovative technology, the librarian will advance the Sheridan Libraries’ efforts in providing excellent research support and teaching and learning opportunities for students and faculty.

This librarian develops and teaches specialized classes and workshops in business and the social sciences that incorporate rapidly evolving informational technologies as well as traditional methods; conducts research consultations; reviews, acquires, and assesses collections that support research in assigned areas; engages with faculty, researchers, and students across the full lifecycle of research and scholarship, offering dynamic services and technologies to enable all forms of research, discovery, and learning; and raises awareness of resources and services through outreach efforts such as department-based office hours.

The librarian is a member of the Libraries’ Teaching and Learning Team, using knowledge of pedagogical best practices to provide virtual, hybrid, and onsite research and information literacy support to students and faculty.See Job Req ID# 11054 for the full description of duties and qualifications.

Archives Assistant

The Sheridan Libraries Special Collections department seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Archives Assistant. The incumbent of the position undertake the following activities: accession, arrange, preserve, and describe archival collections in accordance with archival best practice and local policy; use collections management tools, principally ArchivesSpace, to prepare finding aids for archival collections; review and update finding aids for existing archival collections to meet archival description standards; digitize archival collections; describe digital objects; ingest digital objects into Sheridan Libraries’ digital repository. See Job Req ID# 10029 for the full description of duties and qualifications.

Resource Acquisitions Manager

The Resource Acquisitions Manager oversees the strategies, processes and workflows of acquiring content in all formats for general and special collections of the Sheridan Libraries. In collaboration with the Head of Technical Services, this role helps develop the vision and strategic goals for the acquisitions team. This role also works closely with the Associate Director for Collections and Academic Services and Welch Medical Library’s acquisitions staff to coordinate electronic resources licensing and access management across the Johns Hopkins University Libraries.

This position has a deep understanding of best practices and emerging trends in collections procurement and scholarly publishing in academic research libraries. This individual actively engages with publishers, vendors, subscription agents, and consortia to acquire content and conducts ongoing evaluation of their services. In collaboration with colleagues across the University and content providers, this forward thinking position aligns acquisitions strategies with collection needs and available resources. The position develops innovative approaches and designs workflows to ensure that the Acquisitions team of six FTE obtain resources in a timely, fiscally responsible, and effective manner ensuring compliance with JHU’s licensing and financial principles and practices. See Job Req ID# 8471 for the full description of duties and qualifications.

Assistant Curator

Homewood Museum at Johns Hopkins University is making history relevant to today’s students and the public through courses, tours, exhibitions and programs. The museum collects, preserves, and interprets architecture, fine and decorative arts, and artifacts that illuminate the history of the new nation and the lives of all the people who contributed to early Homewood and Baltimore. The Assistant Curator will assist the Director/Curator with researching and maintaining the permanent collection and period rooms; update museum’s furnishing plan and collections plan; will research and keep current permanent collection accession files in Past Perfect database and paper files in coordination with the museum’s registrar and assigned volunteers; will update permanent and study collections records for the paper files located in the period-room notebooks, on the website, in brochures, and other media. See Job Req ID#11265 for the full description of duties and qualifications.

Processing Archivist

The Processing Archivist will gain important career skills working with world-class collections alongside an experienced, user-focused, collaborative archives staff while also contributing meaningfully to the advancement of the Sheridan Libraries’ archives unit. The Processing Archivist’s main responsibility will be to accession, arrange, and describe archival collections (i.e. manuscript collections and university records) acquired by the Sheridan Libraries’ Special Collections department. This is a two-year, full-time appointment with the opportunity for renewal.

Note: Please attach a resume and cover letter as one PDF to your application. In your cover letter, please briefly describe your commitment to and/or experience with advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through archival practice. Applications received by July 9, 2018 will receive top consideration. See Job Req ID# 10972 for the full description of duties and qualifications.

Geospatial Data Curator & Applications Administrator

This position develops and oversees geospatial data applications for academic and research use by JHU students, staff, and faculty and contributes to the curation of geospatial data. The position provides technical expertise and leadership in developing systems that support the teaching and research work at the university, leading the technical and curation side of the provision of GIS services in the Data Services unit, administratively located in the Data Management Directorate. Serves the point of communication between service and technology. See Job Req ID# 11146 for the full description of duties and qualifications.

Student Job Opportunities

Library Assistant

The Interlibrary Services Department of the Sheridan Libraries at Homewood is seeking dependable and committed student workers with good communication skills, ability to work collaboratively with others and ability to manage multiple assignments for general clerical work. Job# 10608. For the full description of duties, visit the Student Employment website.

Special Collections Fellowships

Special Collections offers a variety of fellowships for undergraduates and graduate students. These experiences offer the opportunity to explore original lines of inquiry while researching rare and unique materials.

Learn more about fellowship opportunities

Conservation & Preservation Fellowships and Internships

The Department of Conservation and Preservation is committed to and engaged in the ongoing training of conservators. As the field of conservation, preservation, and conservation science has grown, so too has the nature of and the need for a diverse array of training programs. The Department offers a range of opportunities — from short workshops on specialized topics and day-long conferences to paid internships and grant-supported post-doctoral fellowships. The following internships and post doctoral fellowships are offered on an annual basis.

The Harriet and Donlin Long Internship in Conservation

Through the generous gift of Harriet and Donlin Long, the Sheridan Libraries are able to offer semester length internships in book and paper conservation.

Contact Mark Pollei for information about this internship at

Heritage Science for Conservation (HSC) Fellowships and Internships

Our hiring is based on available funding. Students and visiting scholars are encouraged to contact us with expressions of interest in cultural heritage research. We welcome undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral researchers from diverse fields of science, including materials science and chemistry.

Contact Patricia McGuiggan to apply for HSC fellowships and internships at