Job Posting: College Assistant, Art Library, Queens College, Queens, NY

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Queens College Art Library is seeking a part-time College Assistant to work up to 20 hours/week, scheduled by
agreement, beginning August 2015 or before, through the Academic year. $15/hour, benefits.
The Art Library, among the leading undergraduate art libraries in the New York City metropolitan area, provides resources
in the visual arts and material culture that address all aspects of art and architectural history, including theory, criticism,
materials, techniques, and practice.
Position description and duties:
Reports to the Head of the Art Library (on fellowship leave September 2015–August 2016), and, during her absence, to
part-time Acting Head (former Art Librarian). Closely cooperates with the Assistant Art Librarian, providing support to all.
Cooperates with all Art Library staff and, as needed, Libraries’ colleagues.
Main responsibility:
 General management of the Art Library September 2015–August 2016
Further responsibilities will be selected from the following:
 Assistance to patrons (its level will depend on the CA’s qualifications)
 Assistance with building Art Library’s collections, especially processing accepted donations, including
o Bibliographic searching, inventorying, cleaning and arranging
o Compiling statistics and maintaining inventories
 Web projects including
o Monitoring and updating Art Library’s website content
o Transferring existing Arts Research Guide content to Arts LibGuide
o Developing information and publicity materials
 Coordinating Rosenthal Library exhibitions and displays, including
o Program planning and development
o Cooperation with and provision of support to presenters, artists and relevant staff (e.g., the Libraries’
Special Collections and Archives, other QC departments and entities, outside parties)
 Coordinating and curating the QC Libraries’ Year of the Silk Roads exhibition (November 2015—
June 2016, through Rosenthal Library, in November—February and March—June installations). Includes
o Cooperation with QC Year of the Silk Roads participating colleagues and staff
o Research and writing
o Preparation and distribution of publicity information materials
 Development and communication assistance relevant to programming, including
o Locating sponsorship/cooperation opportunities
o Developing and facilitating educational outreach programs
o Records management, mailing, and distribution of publicity materials
Additional responsibilities and/or projects as needed
Qualification requirements:
 BA, BFA or equivalent experience; MA, MFA, MLS degree or candidacy, and art experience or interest are
preferred
 Advanced computer and graphic design skills, including ability to design and program websites; fluency in Java
script, html, other programming languages, Adobe Creative Suite are desired
 Good research and writing skills
 Excellent interpersonal skills, responsible, reliable, detail-oriented
 Familiarity with and enthusiasm for art
 Ability to work flexibly and independently, as well as be part of a team
This is an excellent position for a Library Science, Art History, Art Studio or Museum Studies student looking for
experience in working in an art library. Academic context provides opportunities for intellectual and creative contributions.
To apply, please submit to artlibrary@qc.cuny.edu
a cover letter
a CV/resume
names of 3 professional references
sample web work (e.g., a url) welcome
For questions, artlibrary@qc.cuny.edu / 718 997-3770 or 718 997-3771

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