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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Music Library Assistant in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Music Library Assistant

  • Job Number: 21658

  • Functional Area: Libraries

  • Department: Libraries

  • School Area: Libraries, MIT Press, Tech Review

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Non-Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

  • Schedule: 35 hrs/wk. - see description section

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MUSIC LIBRARY ASSISTANT, MIT Libraries-Lewis Music Library ( , to provide organizational and administrative support for the Lewis Music Library. Responsibilities include managing all print and electronic course reserves; coordinating deliveries and shipping of materials; working closely with and meeting the course reserve needs of faculty; working on projects that will improve e-reserves services and access; using Alma for collection and resource management; coordinating with Libraries’ Human Resources on the hiring of student assistants; scheduling, training, and supervising student assistants and approving timesheets; providing occasional support for the circulation desk; promoting music library activities and services via e-mails, posters, videos, photos, displays, and social media; answering general reference questions; assisting faculty and staff from the Music and Theater Arts section with access to library resources and collection materials; providing outreach, planning, and day-of support for lectures/concerts/workshops/events; and providing a variety of financial and administrative support. The Libraries posts full job descriptions on its website ( .

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: high school diploma or its equivalent; two years’ relevant experience; strong subject knowledge in music; keen attention to detail; and strong organizational, analytical, communication, and problem-solving skills. Must be able to manage competing priorities in a dynamic, fast-paced environment; exercise independent judgment and discretion; collaborate effectively with a diverse group of people; and bring tasks/projects to full completion with due regard for time constraints. PREFERRED: associate’s/bachelor’s degree; experience in a customer service environment; experience with Alama/Primo; familiarity with social media applications (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram); general technical skills with audio equipment and music technologies; work experience in an academic environment/research library; familiarity with MIT and its administrative departments/systems; initiative; and ability to work with minimal supervision. Job #21658-5 Working conditions: moving weights of up to 25 pounds while transporting catering, equipment, and other items for occasional meetings or delivery support; traversing the campus and occasionally ascending stairs. Hourly rate (pay grade 5): $21.72-29.46-37.15 (min-mid-max) Must be able to support events outside of normal business hours up to twice a month. This is a full-time (35 hours/week) position working Monday through Friday within the hours of 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M., with the actual schedule to be determined. 8/4/22