Library Assistant – Recorded Sound and Moving Image Materials, New York Public Library

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center houses the world’s most extensive combination of circulating and non-circulating reference and research materials on music, dance, theatre, recorded sound, and other performing arts.We are searching for a Library Assistant to join the Recorded Sound and Moving Image Materials department.

Job Description:
Under the supervision of the Playback Unit’s supervising Library Technical Assistant III, operates the playback console, playback devices, and supporting equipment. Ensures that all items requested are handled properly and accounted for at the end of the day. Performs minor adjustment and cleaning of playback devices and repairs headphones and accessories. Retrieves and reshelves media materials. Performs shelf reading, stack maintenance, and special projects. Trouble shoots and assists with the handling of user complaints. Performs related duties as required.

Required Experience

Successful completion of two years of college and successfully demonstrated work experience with moving image and recorded sound equipment and collections, including industrial audio and video equipment and processes; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Successfully demonstrated experience working with the public in high-pressure situations. Successfully demonstrated ability to perform work independently with speed and accuracy in an automated environment. Successfully demonstrated reliability and accuracy.


To apply, please email cover letter and resume to Refer to job code LM-T2PYG in the subject line. Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. E/O/E.



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