Music Center Student Assistant (3 positions available for Fall 2015)

Job Duties

Customer service is a primary responsibility of this position. Students who staff the Music Center desk are trained in the advanced use of the web-based library catalog, article databases, and library procedures to be able to provide help to patrons requiring research assistance. Other varied duties include:

  • Processing new sound recordings, music books, and scores
  • Assisting with ordering and cataloging of music materials (working with technical module of library catalog, remote databases, and data entry)
  • Shelving music books and scores; maintaining order and organization of music collection
  • Working with direction and independently to maintain the quality of patron experience when using the collection or requiring help
  • Working on various other projects as assigned
  • Answering phones


  • A friendly, approachable, service-oriented attitude is essential, as is the ability to work without direct supervision on evenings & weekends
  • Music major or significant coursework in music required
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Excellent organizational and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently when required
  • Experience with Microsoft Word & Excel preferred


Average 7-10 hours per week, at $8.85/hr

Students will be assigned hours during the times that the music center is open: Monday– Sunday (10am-10pm)

Candidates should submit a cover letter, proof of GPA, and application to: Kristina Shanton, Music Librarian, at the Music Center desk (3rd Floor, Gannett). Applications will be accepted until noon on Friday, April 10th. Interviews will be held through the month of April.

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