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

  • Digital Archivist

    Posted , open until filled.

    William & Mary invites qualified applicants for the position of Digital Archivist. Reporting to the Director of the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC), the Digital Archivist will lead efforts to acquire, preserve, and provide access to born-digital and digitized archival and special collections materials. In partnership with the Head of Digital Services and other members of the William & Mary Libraries’ Digital Services Advisory Group, the Digital Archivist will be part of digital program development, including providing vision and support for SCRC’s online presence and collection management system and William & Mary Libraries’ digital archive.

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  • Oral Historian

    Posted , open until filled.

    As a member of the Special Collections Research Center staff and reporting to the University Archivist, the Oral Historian will serve as a steward of the oral history collections: researching, conducting, maintaining, and making them accessible to researchers. They will work with Libraries staff, University Advancement, and other campus partners to plan and execute new and ongoing projects, and support the use of oral histories and oral history practice in educational initiatives, and university/community programs and partnerships. The Oral Historian will work closely with staff in Special Collections, Cataloging & Metadata, and Digital Services regarding description, access, storage, and preservation of oral history recordings.

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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.

  • Cataloging & Metadata Student Assistant

    Student assistants in the library’s Cataloging & Metadata Department work behind the scenes to provide access and improve discoverability of materials in the libraries’ collections. W&M Libraries is committed to building a culturally diverse cohort and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented candidates.

    ADA Considerations:This job requires the ability to lift 20 pounds, push a cart full of books, reach, stoop, and climb stepstools to retrieve and shelve materials.