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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

  • Circulation Coordinator

    Participates in developing and providing user-focused library services that support teaching, research, and student success. Manages the circulation desk of a special collections reading room, assists patrons with room and materials orientation and handling, provides basic reference support, trains across and supports circulation, reference, and reception, processes photoduplication orders, and manages the pulling of materials for classroom use.

  • Head of Communications & Marketing

    Develops and manages a comprehensive communications and marketing program to increase media and public awareness and understanding of the Ransom Center's work and its value to local, state, national, and international audiences. Ensures consistency of the Ransom Center's brand.

  • Reference Librarian

    Provides leadership, coordination, and support for in-person and virtual reference assistance and contributes to a creative, collaborative, and team-oriented work environment. Collaborates with the Public Services Librarian (responsible for Reading Room operations) and the Reference team (responsible for virtual reference) to assist with all reference services. Coordinates Reference services from staff across many divisions, develops and implements policies and procedures for Reference, is active professionally and serves on library and professional committees. Plans and implements outreach to the UT campus community, provides research consultations, and leads instruction sessions on archival and bibliographical research methods for faculty, students, and staff in collaboration with the Instructional Services Coordinator and the Reference team. Creates research guides, FAQs, tutorials for special-collections discovery tools, and maintains the reference materials in collaboration with Reference, Research Services, Curatorial, and Technical and Digital Services staff.

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Leah Bush
Human Resources Coordinator