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The John Carter Brown Library is a world-leading library and research center for the study of the early Americas located on the campus of Brown University. Housing more than 50,000 of the rarest books in our field, the Library also has an extraordinary collections of maps and prints, as well as a select collection of significant manuscripts that support the fullest, multidisciplinary and multi-lingual understanding of the past. 


A dynamic, diverse workplace, the JCB is committed to a healthy, positive professional environment where visiting scholars, students, and community members as well as our expert staff will thrive!


Current Opportunities

Executive Assistant (Coming Soon) 

The Executive Assistant provides high-level support to the Director of the John Carter Brown Library, a dynamic and world-renowned research institute. The position is responsible for all aspects of managing the Director’s activities, including managing the Director’s schedule and communications. The position also serves as the general office manager for the John Carter Brown Library, ensuring appropriate administrative coordination for Library programs, including the Library’s fellowship program. Read more and apply...

Rare Material Research and Reference Librarian

The John Carter Brown Library (JCB) seeks a Rare Material Research and Reference Librarian to join its outstanding team. Reporting to the Assistant Librarian for Research and Reference Services, the Rare Material Research and Reference Librarian’s primary responsibility will be close attention to the needs of readers in the JCB Reading Room and their use of rare materials, including paging, instructing on the careful use of, and then re-shelving those materials. Read more and apply...

Stay tuned for new openings soon!