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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

Open Positions

  • Associate Director for Exhibitions and Public Programs

    The Associate Director for Exhibitions and Public Programs provides strategic vision for the Ransom Center’s community engagement initiatives. The Associate Director leads and directs the Education & Exhibitions Division with responsibility for developing and managing exhibitions, the visitor experience, and public programs that promote discovery and learning. The Associate Director oversees an active program of external loans and collaborates with the Director, the Center’s senior leadership team, in-house and guest curators, communications and marketing, contract service providers, and community partners on the development of exhibitions and public programs that promote greater understanding of, and engagement with, the Center’s world-renowned collections.

  • Human Resources Assistant II

    Reporting to the Senior HR Coordinator, the HR Assistant II will support daily functions and processes of human resources transactions for approximately 150 exempt and non-exempt employees, Graduate and Undergraduate Research Assistants, Federal Work Study students, hourly employees, and volunteers.

    A successful candidate in this position will have a growth mindset and the opportunity to build a solid foundation of human resource knowledge for future advancement.

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Leah Bush
Human Resources Coordinator