DATE ENTERED: April 27, 2024
POSITION: Curator of Manuscripts and Archives
LOCATION: Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, VA
APPLY BY: June 1, 2024. Position will remain open until filled. 

 Curator of Manuscripts and Archives


$65,568.00 - $123,596.00 Annually


208 West Market Street Leesburg, VA


Thomas Balch Library

Do you want to apply your experience to a cause you can feel good about? The Town of Leesburg is excited to present this opportunity for the Curator of Manuscripts and Archives. This position, located within Thomas Balch Library, is responsible for appraising, acquiring accessioning, arranging, describing, cataloging, preserving, and maintaining permanent records and historically valuable documents. It provides reference and research assistance to patrons and assists with training of staff and programming. Weekend and evening hours are required.

View the Candidate Profile for additional information about this position and the Town of Leesburg. For consideration, please submit your application materials by June 1, 2024. Position will remain open until filled.  

Required Qualifications

Master’s Degree in American History, Archival Administration, Public History, Library Science or related field with specialization in archives and manuscripts; Minimum five (5) years’ experience in a special collections library or equivalent combination of education and experience; Must be available to work evening and weekend hours. Possession of a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree in American History or Public History with archival coursework and a Master’s Degree in Library Science; Records Management experience; Minimum ten (10) years of upwardly responsible positions in special collections or academic libraries; archival certification. Knowledge of a second language such as French, German, or Spanish.

Please click on  "Employee Benefits to review detailed information regarding employee benefits for regular full-time and regular part-time employees.  

TO APPLY: A Town of Leesburg online application for employment is required for each position. Please go to to apply online. Resumes may be submitted as supplemental only. EOE/ADA.