Arts and Culture, Executive Director, Nonprofit and Social Impact

Director, Juliette K. and Leonard S. Rakow Research Library

  • Corning Museum of Glass
  • Corning, NY

The Corning Museum of Glass (Museum) – home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of glass, the world’s foremost library on glass, and one of the top glassworking schools in the world – seeks nominations and applications for a creative, transformative, and dynamic leader for its next Director of the Juliette K. and Leonard S. Rakow Research Library (Library).

This position is an excellent opportunity for a thoughtful, pragmatic, and inclusive leader to provide strategic vision and leadership, expert day-to-day management of people and processes, and collections expertise appropriate to the depth and breadth of the Rakow Research Library’s singular, world-class collections. Corning seeks an individual to lead the Library who can collaboratively design new and innovative services that demonstrate the value of its distinctive collections to the intellectual work of a global community of scholars, teachers, artists, researchers, and the broader public.

The Rakow Research Library has a staff of approximately 15 and a $1.4 million combined operating, personnel and dedicated acquisition budget, as well as access to reserve funds of approximately $4.5 million. The Director of the Rakow Research Library will provide leadership for the Library’s world-class services and collections in support of the research mission at the Museum and around the globe. Reporting to the President and Executive Director of The Corning Museum of Glass, Karol Wight, the Director will help develop and implement the Library’s strategic priorities as they align with the Museum’s in an exceptionally stimulating intellectual environment.

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