Thursday, December 3, 2009

Director, Wittcliff Collections

Job Description: Texas State University-San Marcos invites applications for the position of Director for The Wittliff Collections, Albert B. Alkek Library. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President, University Library, the Director will provide overall leadership and management for the Collections primary components: the Southwestern Writers Collection, the Southwestern and Mexican Photography Collection, and other special collections.

Required Qualifications: A Master's degree in a discipline relevant to The Collection's mission; a record of progressively responsible related experience; demonstrated leadership and managerial skills; a capacity for developing and sustaining relationships within the university and with a wide range of external constituencies; a talent and enthusiasm for outreach and fundraising; public speaking and writing abilities; a record of professional activity and the ability to work under pressure. The position presupposes a passion for the Wittliff's mission and the primacy of its collections, with a broad, informed appreciation of art, enthusiasm for and effectiveness at cultivating donors, collectors, and other supporters, excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate and direct a highly skilled staff in a collegial environment, and experience setting rigorous standards and inspiring others to achieve them.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of Southwestern literature, Southwestern and Mexican photography, and the arts of the region; successful fundraising and grant-writing experience; knowledge of Spanish; publication/editorial experience.

Additional Information for Applicants: Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include monthly contribution to health insurance/benefits package and retirement program. No state or local income tax.

Background Check: Employment with Texas State University-San Marcos is contingent upon the outcome of a criminal history background check.

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The Wittliff Collections is comprised of The Southwestern Writers Collection which preserves and exhibits the personal papers and memorabilia of the region's leading writers, filmmakers, and musicians, and The Southwestern & Mexican Photography Collection, a photo archive and creative center devoted to the visual culture of Mexico and the southwestern United States,

The Albert B. Alkek Library provides high quality library services and information in various formats in support of the university's teaching and research programs. Learn more about the Alkek Library through its website at

Texas State's 30,816 students choose from 100 bachelor's, 88 master's and eight doctoral degree programs offered by the following colleges: Applied Arts, McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Liberal Arts, Science, University College and the Graduate College.

Since 2005, Texas State has also offered bachelor's and graduate-level courses in Round Rock, Texas, at our Round Rock Higher Education Center (RRHEC) campus, located north of Austin. More than 1,500 students are enrolled at the RRHEC.

Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

Texas State University-San Marcos is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University-San Marcos is an EOE.

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