A global destination for artists and arts enthusiasts, Interlochen Center for the Arts nurtures creativity through five dynamic platforms: Interlochen Arts Camp, the renowned summer arts program; Interlochen Arts Academy, the nation’s premier fine arts boarding high school; Interlochen Presents, a producer of more than 600 annual performances by internationally celebrated guest artists, Interlochen students, and faculty; Interlochen Public Radio, two listener-supported, 24-hour public radio stations (classical music and news); and Interlochen College of Creative Arts, a convener for lifelong learning in the arts.
Interlochen Center for the Arts seeks a dynamic, visionary leader to transform and elevate the function and scope of library services in both the Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Arts Camp. This pivotal role will be tasked with re-envisioning the library as a “learning commons” complete with state-of-the art services, support, and resources for students studying the arts in a vigorous academic boarding environment. Successful candidates will articulate a vision for technology integration, student support, and maker/engineering spaces, while at the same time enhancing the traditional offerings of the library, music library, and archives.
The Director of Libraries will set the vision for the Bonisteel Library, using their knowledge of current trends and practices to foster an environment supporting learning, creativity, innovation, and knowledge/content creation. The Director will develop meaningful relationships with faculty, staff, and students; provide a collection and set of services that reflect and anticipate patron’s needs; and foster an atmosphere of welcome and support within the library.
Set the vision for the Bonisteel Library
Identify and establish new and needed library services and programs, while also coordinating collection development efforts
Build and sustain relationships across disciplines and departments on campus
Coordinate with the Dean of Academics to create and maintain an effective plan for addressing Information Literacy skills across the curriculum, which could include teaching classes as well as aiding faculty
Work with library staff on special projects dealing with outreach, programming, and initiatives
Model effective communication and collaboration among team members, creating a trusting, joyful, and productive environment
Maintain a working environment of accountability and openness to feedback
Manage the annual budget
Participate in school-wide committee work as assigned
Supervise and evaluate library staff
• Must possess an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master of Library Science (MLS) or Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS). Along with this, an undergraduate degree in an arts and/or education related field is desirable.
Understand and have experience in implementing best practices for library collections and services as well as progressive managerial experience in a library. Knowledge or experience with music library and archival operations is preferred.
Ability to envision the needs of 21st century learners and adapt library facilities and protocols
Sound, collaborative management skills and the ability to be decisive
Experience with the operation of music libraries, archival operations, and collections in various arts disciplines
Knowledgeable in both the current and future trends and practices in libraries
Understanding of current copyright standards in various media and performance areas
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to students, faculty, administration, staff, and parents
Ability to promote and maintain positive interaction with all internal and external stakeholders
Demonstrates respect for cultural, ethnic, spiritual, and linguistic diversity and values
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About Interlochen Center for the Arts
Interlochen Center for the Arts is the recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the only organization in the world that brings together: a 2,500-student summer camp program; a 500-student fine arts boarding high school; opportunities for hundreds of adults to engage in fulfilling artistic and creative programs; two 24-hour listener-supported public radio stations (classical music and news); more than 600 arts presentations annually by students, faculty and world-renowned guest artists; a global alumni base spanning eight decades, including leaders in arts and all other endeavors. For information, visit Interlochen online at www.interlochen.org. Interlochen Center for the Arts includes: Interlochen Arts AcademyInterlochen Arts Academy, a fine arts boarding high school, offers the highest quality artistic training combined with comprehensive college-preparatory academics. The Academy also offers post-graduate opportunities. Interlochen Arts CampYoung artists from around the world gather at Interlochen each summer to learn, create and perform alongside leading artists and instructors. Programs are offered to students in grades three through twelve. Interlochen College of Creative ...ArtsAdult artists thrive on opportunities to learn and express themselves creatively. The College of Creative Arts offers programs in a variety of arts disciplines. Interlochen Public RadioClassical Music: 88.7 FM, Interlochen; 88.5 FM, Mackinaw City; and 100.9 FM, East Jordan/CharlevoixNews Radio: 91.5 FM, Traverse City; 90.1 FM, Harbor Springs/Petoskey; 89.7 FM, Manistee/LudingtonStreaming online at ipr.interlochen.org. Through two listener-supported broadcast services, Interlochen Public Radio (IPR) connects northwest Michigan with arts, news and culture on a global scale. IPR also gives significant focus to local and regional news, information and artists. Interlochen PresentsInterlochen brings dozens of world-renowned artists to northwest Michigan, enhancing the region’s position on the global arts map. Interlochen presents more than 600 events each year by students, faculty and guest artists, making Interlochen one of the nation’s largest arts presenters.