The Philadelphia Museum of Art seeks a temporary Library Assistant to provide support for the Library’s serial and interlibrary loan operations, and to assist with paging and re-shelving of library materials. This position is responsible for the following duties: check-in all incoming current issues of periodicals, microfilm, microfiche, etc.; identify missing issues for claiming; gather and prepare materials for the commercial bindery; maintain and weed the newspaper collection and the current-year-only periodicals; assist library patrons in the use of periodicals; assist in locating materials for patrons; page and deliver materials; receive and prepare for shipment interlibrary loan materials; staff reference desk as assigned.
This is a temporary, part-time position (16 hours a week) for one year, beginning in Fall 2010. Hours: 12 noon to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Occasional Saturday hours may be assigned.
Qualified candidates should have two years of library-clerical experience or two years of college. Computer skills, including experience with word processing and database software; organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to climb ladders/stairs and to lift 40 lbs.; familiarity with library research methods; desire to provide a high level of customer service.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume via the Museum’s job opportunities page at http://www.philamuseum.org/jobs/. EOE