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Jobs at the Center

Join an inspired team and make an impact

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

  • Fellowship Coordinator

    Provides high-level administrative support to the Head of Fellowship and Instructional Services by coordinating the daily and logistical operations of the Center’s growing research fellowship program, which annually selects and hosts more than sixty national and international researchers. In collaboration with other Ransom Center and UT departments, as well as selected faculty, coordinates activities including managing and administering budget and payments, application review of fellows, promotion of the program to diverse audiences, and support for the fellowship community.

  • Senior Paper Conservator

    Develop and manage programs and staffing for the preservation and conservation of all works on paper at the Ransom Center for storage, loan, exhibition, and handling in the Center’s Reading and Viewing Room. Provide treatments of all levels of complexity for the Center’s collections of works on paper, from early and modern manuscripts to contemporary works of art on paper. Plan and coordinate paper conservation projects for the Campus Conservation Initiative, which serves collection conservation needs in three campus partner institutions.

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Leah Bush
Human Resources Coordinator