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Thursday, September 6, 2018

P/T - NTA Music Library (CUNY-Queens)

Non-Teaching Adjunct, Level 2 - Music Library in QueensNew York

Completes non-teaching projects or complex work in support of a Campus or University administrative or academic department. This work is generally of a temporary nature and requires specialized experience or expertise.
Non-Teaching Adjunct
Queens College (City University of New York) is an engine of social mobility, a public institution serving New York City’s highly diverse and global population. Our 19,000 students realize their potential through our undergraduate and graduate degrees, honors programs, and experiential learning opportunities (including internships, service learning, and research). Located in the heart of Queens, at the crossroads of public higher education and the NYC workforce, Queens College graduates the most teachers, counselors, and principals in the NY metropolitan area, has more computer science majors than any NYC college, has the third largest business and accounting program of any school in NY State, and has renowned programs in the fine and performing arts, humanities, social sciences, and STEM.
Part of the Queens College Libraries and located in the Aaron Copland School of Music, the Queens College Music Library has evolved into a first-class research facility and is the largest music collection in the CUNY system. The Music Library is located on two levels in the School of Music building and contains over 35,000 scores, 30,000 books and 20,000 sound recordings. The reference collection, including complete works of composers and monuments of music, is one of the best in the New York City area.
This is a temporary part-time position (approximately 15 hours a week from November 2018 through June 2019). Reporting to the Associate Professor/Head of the Music Library, the successful candidate will perform the following duties:
  • Provide reference services as needed;
  • Assist students with research and information questions and work with faculty as needed to provide student assistance with course-related research
  • Serve as the liaison between the Music Library and the Benjamin Rosenthal Library, the Aaron Copland School of Music, and other departments as needed;
  • Manage the content of the Music Library webpages and the Music Resources page (;
  • Work with Acquisitions librarian to place orders for faculty and patron requested materials
  • Assist Music Library staff with the planning, installation and promotion of an exhibit for the 2019-20 academic year; and
  • Assist with public services, outreach, donations, music cataloging, and the Music Library book sale as needed.
Bachelor's Degree required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Library Science and/or Music
  • Formal education in or working knowledge of classical music, including ability to read music (appropriate experience may be consider in lieu of education)
  • Public service experience in a library
  • Advanced computer skills and familiarity with standard office software programs (such as Microsoft Office) and, preferably, music notation software (such as Finale and/or Sibelius). Familiarity with an Integrated Library Systems program a plus.
  • Ability to work effectively independently as well as maintain a positive working relationship within the Music Library team
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
Hourly rate - $42.95/hour
** This is a temporary position in the Music Library with an anticipated start date of November 2018.
CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.
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Open until filled with review to begin October 1, 2018
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