Harry Ransom Center

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Jobs at the Center

Work that gives meaning to the shared experiences of humanity

The Ransom Center is an internationally renowned humanities research library, archive, and museum at The University of Texas at Austin. Extensive collections provide unique insight into the creative process of writers and artists and deepen our understanding and appreciation of literature, photography, film, art, and the performing arts.

Employees help visitors experience collections through study in the reading room, tours through our exhibition galleries, and through engaging programs, including readings, talks, symposia, and film screenings. Our work provides time and space for meaningful reflection and the sharing of ideas that open our minds and deepen our connectedness.

The Ransom Center welcomes and respects all individuals and communities by valuing and maintaining awareness of diverse perspectives and experiences. We believe inclusivity is critical to fostering excellence in all of our endeavors, and we strive to promote diversity in our collections and services. We welcome applicants from under-represented groups and those who demonstrate a commitment to inclusion. Learn more about our institutional mission and values.

Find out more about working for The University of Texas at Austin. Questions about any open positions may be directed to Leah Bush, Human Resources Coordinator, at leah.bush@austin.utexas.edu

Open Positions

  • Development Manager

    The Development Manager will provide administrative and project support to the Harry Ransom Center’s Development Department and will work in partnership with the Director of Development and staff to build long-term relationships with donors and increase support from individuals, foundations, and corporations. The Development Manager develops and executes fundraising campaigns to increase annual giving from a broad base of donors, manages activities of the Advisory Council, and collaborates with Center staff to plan, coordinate, and execute special events for donors and distinguished guests, including receptions, dinners, and the anniversary gala held every five years.

  • Head of Reader and Viewer Services (Professional Librarian)

    The Head of Reader and Viewer Services provides leadership, supervision, and management for the daily operations of the Harry Ransom Center's Reading and Viewing Room. The Head cultivates an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere to researchers across disciplines and with various research competencies by training and mentoring currently a team made up of five FTE and seven students, as well as facilitating and developing policies and procedures that ensure the unit meets its strategic goals. The Library Division embraces a highly collaborative environment and the Head reports to the Associate Director for the Library Division and works closely with other units and teams regarding reference, instruction and outreach, safety and security, cataloging, and diversity and inclusion initiatives.


Leah Bush
Human Resources Coordinator