Staff Job Opportunities

Archival Assistant

Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries Special Collections department seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Archives Assistant. The incumbent of the position will support the Barbara Mikulski Collection Archivist. Duties include: 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# 6491 for the full description of duties and qualifications.

Acquisitions Technician

The Acquisitions Technician position acquires monographic titles in print, microform, and non-book formats, such as electronic books and DVDs, as requested for the Johns Hopkins University academic community. The position also evaluates, edits, and loads bibliographic records in batch using a variety of software and automation tools. See Job Req ID#4696 for the full description of duties and qualifications.

Conservation and Exhibitions Technician

The Conservation and Exhibitions Technician will provide basic to medium level conservation treatments and housing solutions for the Sheridan Libraries and Museums general and special collections paper-based materials. The Conservation and Exhibition Technician will also provide a wide variety of skilled duties in the fabrication, preparation, production and installation of library exhibitions. This position will report to the Senior Conservator in the conservation laboratory. See Job Req ID# 3294 for the full description of duties and qualifications.

Librarian III, Student Engagement & Information Skills Librarian

This position plans, designs, implements, reviews, and assesses programs and services that foster the research needs of students, with an emphasis on undergraduates. Capitalizing upon the intersection of orientation, learning, and research support, this position focuses on creating effective and sustainable connections between the libraries and targeted undergraduate learning environments and communities. This position partners with Expository Writing, the Writing Center, the Common Read Book Committee, the Undergraduate Public Health Program and the Office of Undergraduate Research (KSAS and Whiting) to develop programs that support student learning through positive engagement in both formal and informal settings, and explores ways to further integrate information literacy and research skills across the curriculum. This position also oversees the hiring and training of students who staff the Sheridan Libraries’ Information Desk. This key triage point connects students with librarians for help at point-of-need.

The position requires a desire and ability to be responsive to the growing socially innovative academic endeavors across the disciplines. This requirement entails engagement with the university, local, and academic library communities in order to enhance and improve inclusivity in our library, and promote innovation through understanding of diverse perspectives and ideas. The incumbent also provides ongoing assessment and analysis of library instructional activities. See Job Req ID# 5431 for the full description of duties and qualifications.

Innovation Resident

Reporting to the Dean of the Sheridan Libraries and University Museums, the Innovation Resident will explore the collections of the Sheridan Libraries and University Museums to develop and initiate innovative and socially significant programming that integrates the collections for the benefit of JHU, the local community, and the university’s larger regional and national audiences. This approach to inclusive knowledge-making is bolstered by a vigorous institutional commitment to diversity.

The resident works with the libraries’ and museums’ directors and curators to formulate new ways of celebrating JHU’s rich, multi-dimensional collections. He/she will formulate new ways by which these collections are integrated with one another and shared with greater audiences, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, alumni, regional and national support groups of both the libraries and museums, and the general public. Opportunities might include but are not limited to: exhibitions (on-line or actual); publications (on-line or actual); seminars; symposia; and academic classes in the Museums in Society Program.

The appointee’s general theme or vision is not to be limited to traditional connoisseurship, but is encouraged to be open to broader, more contemporary issues in areas such as politics, social reform, and the environment. It is anticipated that these findings will afford new thematic perspectives in discovery and appreciation of the vast holdings of manuscripts, published volumes, archives, architecture, and fine and decorative arts.

The resident reports to the Principal Investigator, Dean Winston Tabb, with assistance and input from the Residency Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee includes the curators of the Homewood and Evergreen Museums and Sheridan Libraries’ Special Collections, as well as the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Museums and Society program. S/he will also participate fully in the intellectual life of the university through attendance at relevant symposia, colloquia, and programs. See Job Req ID# 7270 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