The New York Public Library

The New York Public Library

Library Page – Library for the Performing Arts / Performing Arts Museum

Library Page – Library for the Performing Arts / Performing Arts Museum

Department: Research Libraries

Employment Type: Part Time

Location: Library for the Performing Arts

Reporting To: Caitlin Whittington

Compensation: $16.00 / hour

Description

Overview
Do you love books and love helping people? The New York Public Library has been an essential provider of free books, information, ideas and education for all New Yorkers for more than 100 years. As a Library Page at The New York Public Library you will do that and much more. A Page position is meant to give you knowledge about what it means to work within a library system. You will have access to a wealth of knowledge and experience which will allow you to decide if the library is where you want to begin your career. We are looking for candidates that demonstrate a strong work ethic, are reliable and possess excellent written and verbal communications skills. You will be expected to be an ambassador for the library, so a friendly demeanor goes a long way.

You will have access to the Library Page Fellowship Program as a Library Page. A career growth development program that empowers youth as they shape their careers. The Program provides resources to help develop career readiness skills, explore career goals, and provide on-the-job coaching, training, and mentorship.

The library page position is scheduled for 19hours per week, including evenings and Saturdays. Schedules are variable based on library needs and may be subject to change.

Key ResponsibilitiesUnder the direction of a Page supervisor, the Library Page:

  • Supports the graphic and exhibition design team on ongoing exhibitions and branded projects and engages in each phase of the design process
  • Helps maintain brand standards across all organizational communications as appropriate
  • Assists designers and Supervising Museum Maintainer during installation and removal of exhibitions
  • Helps organize and maintain files
  • Projects high standard of service both within the exhibitions team and with internal Library clients
  • Performs other related tasks as needed

Required Education, Experience & Skills

Required Education & Experience

  • Current enrollment in a degree program at an accredited school
  • Proper employment certificate for minors under 18 as required by NYS law

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator), Mac environments, and Google Applications
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to follow detailed instruction in a fast-paced environment
  • Superb interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
  • Demonstrated reliability and professionalism
  • Passion for design and typography

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Google Sketchup or Vectorworks

More…

Core ValuesAll team members are expected and encouraged to embody the NYPL Core Values:

  • Be Helpful to patrons and colleagues
  • Be Resourceful in solving problems
  • Be Curious in all aspects of your work
  • Be Welcoming and Inclusive

Work Environment

  • Public service library

Physical Duties

  • Moderate lifting required (up to 25 lbs)
  • Pushing book trucks

Physical Required?
No

Schedule

  • 19 hours per week

This job description represents the types and levels of responsibilities that will be required of the position and shall not be construed as a declaration of all of the specific duties and responsibilities for the role. Job duties may change if Library priorities change. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description as needed.

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