Job Posting: Library Collections Technician – Visual and Multimedia Resources, Pratt Institute, NYC


The department manages a circulating collection of slides, videos, 16mm films, and pictures/clippings and an archival collection of bookplates, photographs, and design drawings. Under moderate supervision and with moderate latitude for independent judgment, the employee holding this position participates in the preservation, maintenance and acquisition of these collections.


  • Participate in the evaluation, scanning, inventorying, and de-accessioning of the department’s circulating slide, video, 16mm, and picture collections.
  • Participate in maintenance of archival still and moving image collections including inventorying, rehousing, and scanning projects.
  • Assist Curator in maintaining digital image production work flow and tracking deadlines.
  • Oversee filing, shelving, labeling, and repair of circulating departmental collections.
  • Participate in acquisition of digital images and videos including entering and tracking orders and preparing items for circulation.
  • Oversee circulation statistics of departmental collections.
  • Participate in providing public service as needed, including relaying policies, receiving image orders and video purchase requests, assisting patrons locate images in ARTstor and the Picture Collection, circulating slides, videos, and 16mm film.
  • Participate in the hiring, scheduling, training, and supervising of student workers and graduate assistants.
  • Assist in fostering development of positive environment for diversity and inclusion for all employees and students in library environment.
  • Propose policies and procedures associated with department services.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

                        This is a Local 153 Union – Grade AA Technician position


Education: High school diploma or equivalent; and relevant associate’s degree or minimum 2 years related college required. Bachelor’s degree or minor in film or photo-related field preferred.

Experience & Skills:  Must have experience handling rare or fragile materials, especially slides, photographs, and film. Experience working with cataloging and databases preferred.

Skills:   Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills required. Must be able to lift 25 lbs. Knowledge of principles of diversity and inclusion; ability to work well with diverse populations; and demonstrated level of cultural competence.


Please submit your cover letter, resume including salary history and requirements, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

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