Assoc. Director/Oral Historian, Hagley Center

Hagley Museum and Library

Job Type: Museums and Libraries

Application Deadline: July 1, 2016

Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, DE, seeks a full-time, year-round Associate Director and Oral Historian for its Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society. The position includes full benefits and provisions for scholarly work, including travel and attendance at professional meetings. Hagley Library is an independent research library devoted to documenting the history of American business, technology, and industrial design.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Associate Director and Oral Historian will lead Hagley’s oral history collecting initiatives and participate in all aspects of Center program activities, including its grant programs, public events, and administration of the Business History Conference. The Associate Director also is expected to engage in his or her own scholarship, and will receive support for those activities.


At a minimum, a doctorate in a relevant field of history in hand at time of application; experience with oral history; experience with administration or project management; and research interests that engage with Hagley’s collections, initiatives, and projects, broadly defined.

Application materials must include a C.V., at least two references, and a letter that addresses how the applicant meets the qualifications specified above. Application materials must be submitted by July 1, 2016.  The position will commence early in Autumn 2016.  Application materials should be sent to:

Yvonne Dalton, Director, Personnel Support Services
Hagley Museum and Library
P.O. Box 3630
Wilmington, DE 19807
Hagley Museum & Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: May 15, 2016