Music & Performing Arts Librarian – University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The University of Florida’s George A. Smathers Libraries seek a creative and student-centered Music & Performing Arts Librarian. This is a year-round (12 month), tenure track library faculty position that supports the School of Music, the School of Theatre & Dance, and related interdisciplinary programs supported by the College of the Arts. This librarian provides specialized reference, consultation, and library instruction, and manages collections in all formats to support music, theatre and dance. The Music & Performing Arts Librarian will work collaboratively with other faculty and staff of the Architecture & Fine Arts Library to plan and deliver services to the wider audience served by that library, and to the University of Florida community. Additionally, this librarian will work collaboratively with faculty and staff associated with the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections to acquire collections, provide services, and plan events related to those materials.

The Smathers Libraries are committed to creating a thoughtful, equitable, and inclusive culture that provides space for innovation and creativity. We support that commitment by offering a fulfilling work experience that allows for collaboration, growth, and development as well as shared perspectives. To support all colleagues, students, faculty, and staff and foster excellence in a diverse and collaborative society, the libraries are actively seeking candidates who bring culturally rich lived experiences to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and perspectives.

The library encourages broad participation in reaching decisions and consequently the Music & Performing Arts Librarian will contribute to discussions and provide input, and serve on various committees and teams. The Music & Performing Arts Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

The search will remain open until 11:55 PM (EST) on July 18, 2022, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

Address inquiries to Joe Piazza, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: