Job Opportunity: Assistant Director for Digital Engagement and Discovery, Brown University

July 16, 2019


  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Advanced degree (MA, Ph.D.) or equivalent experience in field related to the Library’s mission desirable.
  • 1-3 years of professional experience in implementing, evaluating, and integrating digital media platforms at minimum. 


The Assistant Director for Digital Engagement and Discovery coordinates digital initiatives at the Library and works with the Director/Librarian and Associate Librarian in developing strategies for online engagement. With a keen interest in and deep knowledge of emerging technological trends in special collections libraries and/or the humanities, the Assistant Director is responsible for developing an integrated digital presence to advance the Library’s mission.

The Assistant Director will shape future engagement with the world-renowned research collection of the John Carter Brown Library by enhancing the Library’s digital presence and furthering its exploration of digital technologies in a special collections environment. The Library, through the responsibilities integral to this position, seeks to create an online platform through which scholars and curators can connect and contribute many kinds of information, scholarly and otherwise, about digital objects and collections. The Assistant Director will assist by developing, prototyping and implementing tools and platforms that allow robust online engagement with digital historical resources while continuing to realize the goal of digitizing the entire collection.


Please submit an application via the position posting. Applications must include a cover letter and resume. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.