The Grolier Club of New York, America’s oldest and largest society for bibliophiles and enthusiasts in the graphic arts, is seeking a part-time employee to provide general assistance in the planning, organization, and implementation of exhibitions, related publications, and programs.Responsibilities include:

  • Providing logistical support in the preparation of checklists, loan requests, and other exhibition-related materials.
  • Assisting with physical installation and dismantling of exhibitions.
  • Performing checks of environmental monitoring equipment and generating reports.
  • Contributing to the development of and assisting with the production of online content related to assigned exhibitions and publications.
  • Organizing loan and supply storage areas.
  • Maintaining and updating contact lists for exhibition visitors.
  • Assisting with departmental filing, finance administration, archiving, and record keeping.
  • Supervising work of volunteers when required.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • The ideal candidate has completed at least two semesters of coursework toward an MLS from an ALA-accredited library school, an MA in Museum Studies, or the equivalent.
  • The successful candidate will possess a high level of demonstrable hand skills, as well as experience working with rare and valuable materials in a museum or library setting.
  • Familiarity with basic preservation and conservation standards for library and museum collections is required.
  • Facility with a variety of online exhibition and social media platforms.
  • Proficiency in basic Microsoft Office applications.
  • Attention to detail and excellent organizational and communication skills are also a must.

Tentative start date: September 17, 2018

Compensation: $25/hour

PLEASE NOTE: Schedule is approximately 20 hours/week, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., but the weekly hours available for this position are variable and will be determined by the evolving needs of the Club in conjunction with the employee’s schedule. More hours may be required during periods of exhibition installation. Candidates willing to work within these parameters are encouraged to email a cover letter, resume and two references to the attention of Jennifer K. Sheehan, Exhibitions & Communications Manager, at