Education Program Director

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.


General Purpose: 

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, one of the largest and most dynamic collections of rare books and manuscripts in the world, seeks an experienced and passionate leader in teaching and learning with special collection materials. Reporting to the Associate Director for Collections, Research and Education (CRE), this position will develop and realize a strategic plan for enhancing and effectively managing the educational vision of the Beinecke Library, including its renowned fellowship program.

Yale is committed to improving the world today and for future generations through outstanding research and scholarship, education, preservation and practice. Within this context, the Beinecke Library aspires to be a place for interdisciplinary research, scholarly exploration, creativity and intellectual exchange. Each year, the Beinecke Library holds over 600 instructional sessions in its six state-of-the-art classrooms and hosts over 50 fellows in its reading room. This position offers an unparalleled opportunity for an individual to help shape the educational and research program at one of the world’s most important and vibrant libraries.


Depending on professional background, the final candidate will be hired as a Librarian or as a Manager (Grade 26).

Please provide a cover letter, contact information for references and a one page teaching philosophy with application.

Applications will be accepted through December 20, 2019.


Required Education and Experience:  Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school, or equivalent accredited post-graduate degree in a humanities or other related discipline, or a Master’s degree in museum studies. Five years of professional experience. Demonstrated supervisory experience or program manager experience. Experience managing a budget.



  • Demonstrated track record of excellence in primary source or object-based teaching in a special collection or museum setting.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, positive outlook, intellectual rigor and agility. Excellent writing and public speaking skills.
  • Evidence of innovative program development and outreach to a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated scholarly expertise in an area of the collections, and a secondary area of expertise that is interdisciplinary in nature.
  • Demonstrated passion and ability to teach from collections across the breadth of the humanities globally (from papyrus to born-digital materials).
  • Preferred Education and Experience: College-level teaching experience. Ability to contribute to scholarly work on special collections education. Experience working across disciplinary boundaries. Track record of supervisory experience, including managing multiple direct reports.


Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at  Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.


We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

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