Manager of Special Collections and Museum Services

Pueblo City-County Library District

Pueblo, Colorado Rawlings Library

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$47,112.00 to $70,720.00 per Year   Calculate


Pueblo, CO





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


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Job Description

Do you enjoy being a part of a top-tier organization with a meaningful mission that offers an outstanding workplace? If so, the award-winning Pueblo City-County Library District has an exciting opportunity for a Manager of Special Collections and Museum Services!

The Manager of Special Collections and Museum Services takes the lead in maintaining and expanding accessibility of the local history and archival collections of the library, a small museum and theater. The overall focus of this position is on positively impacting library visits, use of library collections, digital use and program attendance.

The Manager of Special Collections and Museum Services works directly with the Chief Operating Officer and reports to the Executive Director. The position manages a team of exempt and non-exempt staff and volunteers toward achieving desired results, works in collaboration with other library district managers, and builds good working relationships with outside agencies, schools, museums and funding sources. The position networks with outside professionals to stay current on relevant industry trends, provides assistance to library customers, and represents the library district’s ethics and values. The position provides excellent customer service demonstrating the ability to communicate effectively with people regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, ability level or background.


  • Exercises overall responsibility for the Special Collections and Museum Services department at the Rawlings Library.
  • Supervises department staff and volunteers, maintains work schedules, holds department meetings and conducts employee performance check-ins and evaluations. Works with Human Resources to conduct recruiting to fill vacancies.
  • Collaborates with staff to develop department and individual goals and directs staff toward achieving objectives.
  • Manages day-to-day operations of Special Collections and the InfoZone Museum to provide programming, genealogy, reference, research and readers advisory services.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of PCCLD special collections and archives. Works in collaboration with library Technical Services on special collection development and cataloging. Oversees and directs the digital archive collection program.
  • Solicits, plans and directs the procurement, creation, and installment of museum-quality educational exhibits and displays.
  • Solicits, plans and directs public cultural and educational programs using the InfoZone Theater as a venue as well as other library locations. Works in collaboration with Facilities department to install exhibits.
  • Manages the security and archival integrity of the collection materials and exhibits.
  • Assists other library departments and branches with exhibits and special collections programs.
  • Develops and administers departmental budget, and maintains records and prepares reports on department activities.
  • Identifies grant funding opportunities, completes grant applications and maintains grant reporting.
  • Recommends and administers library policies and procedures for the department.
  • Ensures that collection management policies and protocols are followed for the preservation and conservation of special collection resources including in the use of digital and electronic tools.
  • Collaborates with the Community Relations department to promote the InfoZone Museum and Special Collections through press releases, advertisements, e-mails, leaflets and public presentations; educates the community on the variety of uses available at InfoZone and Special Collections.
  • Collaborates with other library departments and local agencies/organizations to provide tours and community events; coordinates with local museums and county school districts to promote interest in department resources.
  • Leads team efforts to maintain a safe and secure environment for customers and staff by maintaining awareness of surroundings and working in accordance with safety policies and procedures.
  • Leads monthly department meetings, attends All Staff Development Days, and other training sessions as required to stay informed and current on changes to library policies and procedures and information pertinent to PCCLD.


  • Regularly assigned as Person in Charge for the Rawlings Library on a rotating basis including oversight of safety, building security and the security guard on duty.
  • Serves on library committees and assists/directs special projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:The ideal candidate will possess a Master of Library Science, Museum Studies or Public History plus three years of related experience with demonstrated knowledge in identifying, collecting, organizing, and preserving archival materials or similar special collections, creating and maintaining museum exhibits, and producing related cultural and educational programs and events. Supervisory experience is preferred.

Skills and Abilities: The ideal candidate will

  • Possess a demonstrated ability to lead a team successfully
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships by means of respectful interaction with staff, customers and representatives of other institutions
  • Be skillful in public relations with the ability to make verbal and written presentations
  • Have advanced computer skills and thorough knowledge of industry print and electronic reference tools and research techniques
  • Possess excellent verbal communication, listening, and problem-solving skills
  • Possess strong ability to function with independent judgment under flexible and changing conditions and days/hours of work
  • Have experience, knowledge and ability to work with audio visual equipment

The job also requires the temperament to work with people who can be upset or misbehaving in the library setting, and other diverse groups of people.

Other Requirements: Must pass a criminal background investigation. Must have good driving record, current Colorado Driver’s License and automobile insurance.

Salary: $47,112.00 - $70,720.00 annual

Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Community

Pueblo is located in southeastern Colorado and is the most populous city of Pueblo County with roughly 150,000 people. One of the largest steel-producing cities in the U.S., Pueblo is sometimes referred to as the “Steel City”. The climate is enjoyable year round with outdoor activities available for every season. Located between rivers and mountains, Pueblo also offers visitors and residents scenic beauty in which to indulge.

Lake Pueblo and Other Water Recreation Lake Pueblo State Park, the most visited state park in Colorado, is an aquatic hot spot, with more than 60 miles of shoreline and 4,500 acres of surface water for boating and fishing.

Pueblo is a multicultural community at the confluence of the Arkansas River and Fountain Creek. Downtown's 1.5-mile Historic Arkansas Riverwalk Project serves as a centerpiece for the city's three-district Creative Corridor of galleries, cultural destinations and events. One such festival, the hugely popular Loaf ‘N Jug Chile & Frijoles Festival, celebrates Pueblo's famous green chiles. While there's definitely a sense of history here — Pueblo made's Top 10 Cities for Historic Preservation list, the city enjoys contemporary recognition on both national and international levels as the home of Colorado State University-Pueblo (2014 NCAA Division II Football National Champions) and Professional Bull Riders, Inc.

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Posted Apr 13, 2020