Staff Job Opportunities

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.

Librarian II, Science and Engineering

This position contributes to an integrated program of services, teaching, and outreach to STEM fields. The librarian works to deepen the Libraries’ connections and collaborations with faculty and students in ways that speak to disciplinary needs. He/she serves as liaison to selected departments in the Whiting School of Engineering and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. This position collaborates with a cohort of science, engineering, social science, and data librarians to support research and teaching in the natural sciences and engineering; promotes existing services to enhance research across the lifecycle and across all levels of research expertise; and establishes effective communication channels to strengthen relationships between the library, faculty, and students. See Job Req ID# 9773 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.

Mikulski Papers Archivist

The Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries seeks qualified candidates for the position of Barbara Mikulski Papers Project Archivist. The Project Archivist will process the print and born-digital archives of celebrated former Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski. As the longest-serving woman in congressional history, Senator Mikulski is a significant figure both to Maryland and the United States. This is a 2.5-year, full-time appointment that is not renewable. See Job Req ID# 9352 for the full description of duties and qualifications.

Human Resources Manager

The Libraries and Museums Human Resources Manager is responsible for managing the overall HR function for the Sheridan Libraries and University Museums. Develops, implements, and delivers HR services and programs for staff and faculty to meet strategic goals and objectives. Provides a wide range of support and consulting services, including recruitment and employment, employee relations, organizational design, training and education, personnel records management, performance management, salary and compensation administration, diversity and benefits administration. Fosters practices that produce enhanced productivity and effective work environment and ensures that human resources activities, services and counsel are carried out consistent with, and supportive of, established university human resources vision, mission and plans. Works in partnership, and consultation with, central and divisional human resources leadership and specialists, serves as a member of the Libraries’ Management Team, and promotes actions that maintain an environment that integrates diversity, differences, and fairness. See Job Req ID# 9440 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