The Society of the Cincinnati is the nation’s oldest patriotic organization, founded in 1783 by officers of the Continental Army and Navy and their French counterparts who served together in the American Revolution. Its mission is to promote knowledge and appreciation of the achievement of American independence and to foster fellowship among its members. Now a nonprofit educational organization devoted to the principles and ideals of its founders, the modern Society maintains its headquarters, library, and museum at Anderson House in Washington, DC. The library, museum, and other educational programs fall under the oversight of the Society’s American Revolution Institute, founded in 2012 to advance increased public engagement with the Society’s mission, collections, and programs.
The Society of the Cincinnati is seeking a Library Director to join their team. Qualifications and experience: Appreciation for the mission of the Society and its Institute as well as appreciation for early American history. A practicing Librarian with a Master’s degree in library and information science, or related field, with relevant experience in special collections management; additional advanced degree in history and/or expertise in early American and/or Revolutionary War history and military history a strong plus. Professional presentation skills and excellent approachability/social skills required. Excellent organization skills, close attention to detail, and responsive, prompt follow-up required. Knowledge and aptitude with computer systems and databases relevant to modern libraries, including digital libraries. Knowledge and/or fluency in other languages (especially French) is a plus. Strong writing skills with experience creating content for websites, journals, exhibition catalogs, and other publications.
DRiWaterstone is proud to lead this search on behalf of the The Society of the Cincinnati. For more information or to apply, please visit: https://driwaterstonehc.com/position/library-director-the-society-of-the-cincinnati/