William & Mary is one of America’s oldest and best universities. Located in beautiful, historic Williamsburg, Virginia, the university claims both Jon Stewart and Thomas Jefferson as alumni. U.S. News and World Report recently ranked us sixth among all public universities, and the Library itself was ranked 17th on the list of best college libraries in the country. Working at William & Mary Libraries offers the opportunity to make a positive impact in the educational experience of our small, smart, diverse student body and the chance to experiment with new technologies and projects.

The Libraries provide support for training and opportunities for campus wide engagement.  We are committed to enhancing and promoting diversity and inclusion, and we welcome applications from individuals who have life experiences similar to those of underrepresented populations of the University.

The university is committed to offering its employees an attractive program of benefits that fosters well-being, acknowledges the need for balance in the work, family and personal lives of employees which, in turn, enables and sustains a productive workplace. To view benefits available, visit the Human Resources website.

Living in Williamsburg offers residents multiple opportunities to explore and experience U.S. history, to visit riverfront beaches and restaurants, to play at major tourist attractions, and to invest time in personal pursuits, such as  music, art, museums, shopping, food and wine/beer, hiking/bicycling, nature, sports and water sports, festivals, and more.  Williamsburg feels like a small college and tourist town, and is within an hour radius of larger cities such as Richmond and Virginia Beach. 


Faculty/Staff Positions

  • Events & Programs Specialist | Hourly

    Posted , open until filled.

    The Events & Programs Specialist will coordinate the events and programs offered by W&M Libraries, as well as those developed in collaboration with other units at the university. The incumbent will manage approximately 30-40 events annually, including large signature events and smaller meetings and workshops.   

    The incumbent will assist with all aspects of events, from planning to marketing to coordinating logistics.   

    The Events & Programs Specialist works with the library’s External Relations team and library leadership to create and develop programming concepts; plan and manage event execution, including venue space book signings, catering, travel arrangements, honoraria processing, event timelines and other event-related details; monitor budgets for outreach programming; and provide administrative support as needed to the External Relations and Administration Offices. The specialist will ensure all events run smoothly and will resolve issues effectively within the planning stages and during events.  

    Review begin date: 09/21/2021

    To learn more and apply, click here

  • Collections Specialist

    Posted , open until filled.

    William & Mary Libraries seeks a reliable, collaborative, and self-motivated colleague to serve as Collections Specialist in the Special Collections Research Center. This position acknowledges, receipts, and accessions all special collections acquisitions, and assists with their processing and preservation. The incumbent will also ensure that all the required documentation, including letters of acknowledgment, deeds of gift, invoices, and gift reports, are completed, recorded, and filed properly and accurately in compliance with University and Library policies. The successful candidate will have strong organizational skills with emphasis on accuracy, efficiency, and attention to detail; the ability and willingness to learn new skills; be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; maintain positive interpersonal relationships with colleagues, donors, and patrons; and be able to work independently and as part of a team. 

    The main responsibilities of this position include: 

    • Acknowledge, receipt, and accession all special collections acquisitions, including rare books, manuscripts, and archives; 
    • Ensure that all documentation, including letters of acknowledgment, deeds of gift, invoices, and gift reports, relating to special collections acquisitions are completed, recorded, and filed properly and accurately in compliance with University and Library policies;  
    • Arrange and describe archives and manuscripts collections and create finding aids.  
    • Assist the Warren E. Burger Archivist in the arrangement, description, and preservation of the Warren E. Burger Collection.  
    • Supervises and trains student assistants and volunteers involved with collection management activities;  
    • Assists with preparing special collections for digitization in consultation with Special Collections and Digital Services staff;  
    • Assists with reference, research, instruction, and outreach in support of Special Collections staff and users. 

    *Review Begin Date: 08/26/2021

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Student Positions

We love our student assistants!   We couldn't provide the services we offer without you.  On average we employ 120 student assistants during the academic year, most hired at the beginning of the fall semester. We give preference to students with work-study financial aid.

To apply, complete our application for student employment. See also our student employment policy and About Student Employment & Federal Work Study from W&M's Financial Aid Office. Contact Abbey Childs with any questions.

We're sorry! No student positions available

There are no current openings for student positions. You might want to check the W&M Student Employment and Work Study site for other opportunities.