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Monday, February 8, 2016

P/T - Queens Library at Queens Museum Project Coordinator (NY)

Queens Library at Queens Museum Project Coordinator

The Queens Museum and the Queens Library for several years have collaborated on groundbreaking educational programs at both the museum and library branches across Queens. This partnership will culminate in the opening of the Queens Library at Queens Museum (QL@QM), a circulating branch library physically housed in the Queens Museum, the first circulating library housed in an art museum in the nation. Over the next few years as we prepare for the launch of this branch, the Queens Museum seeks to expand its collaborations with the Queens Library across all of our departments including education, public and curatorial programs. The QL@QM Project Coordinator will provide critical support to the growth and deepening of these partnerships. We are looking for a passionate experienced library science professional to help lead these efforts.
The QL@QM Project Coordinator will report directly to the QM Director of Education and work closely with Queens Museum staff in education as well as participate in a cross-departmental library partnership task force.
General Responsibilities
  • Act as a liaison between Queens Library and Queens Museum staff, helping to facilitate complementary connections between QL and QM staff, programs and resources.
  • Provide key support to Queens Museum’s major programmatic departments, the education department, curatorial and public programs departments.
  • Conduct research into Queens Library and Queens Museum collections and keeping abreast of QL programs and resources.
  • Manage the Queens Museum Queens Library membership card
  • Provide general administrative support to the QL@QM partnership including but not limited to scheduling meetings and coordinating initiatives and projects between the two institutions.
  • Support documentation evaluation and grant reporting.
  • Develop and lead professional development workshops/training sessions related for Queens Museum staff on related library topics including but not limited to information and media literacy.
  • Performing other duties as required.
  • MLS or graduate background in education preferred
  • Successful experience working as a reference librarian
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and excellent research skills.
  • Collaborative, team player.
  • Detail-oriented and organized.
  • Strong background in digital media and technology, particularly related to information/library science.
  • Experience working in arts/cultural/community organizations a strong plus
  • Teaching/mentoring/facilitation experience not required but a strong plus.
  • Able to thrive in culturally diverse settings, bilingual Spanish, Mandarin or Korean a plus.
This position is 14 hrs per week at $25/hr with the potential to grow.
The schedule is flexible but hours will generally fall Mondays to Fridays between 9AM and 5PM with some evening/weekend work. This is a grant-funded, part-time, non-exempt position.
Application Instructions
Please email a cover letter and resume/CV with “QL@QM Project Coordinator” in the subject to and with your cover letter in the body of the e-mail. Please no calls.