The Sidney Cox Library of Music and Dance at Cornell University is seeking an Evening/Weekend Supervisor for a 35-hour per week position. During evening and weekend hours, you will be responsible for overseeing the Music Library’s public services, which includes training and supervising student staff in procedures for circulation and shelving, assisting patrons in use of audio, visual, and computer equipment, and answering reference questions. You also will have a variety of technical services responsibilities, including training and supervising student assistants who bind single-signature scores in pamphlet binders; devising binding, marking, and shelving solutions for unusual items; and repairing or arranging for repair of damaged materials. Finally, you will provide building security for Lincoln Hall by opening and closing the building.
We are looking for someone with a strong background in music to be able to help library users find information and use library resources, including materials located on-site, in other libraries, and online. You are also someone who excels in leading groups or supervising others. Many types of roles within and outside of the workplace involve leadership, and we’d love to know how your experiences have shaped the way you communicate with others and how you approach problem-solving when you’re in a leadership role.
We want you to have some experience in the responsibilities listed above and an enthusiasm for developing further expertise while in this position. You will have the opportunity to work closely with colleagues at the Music Library to provide team-based services, and also with colleagues across the Cornell University Library system to solve problems, learn new skills, and support each other’s work.
This is a 35-hour-per-week, benefits-eligible, ongoing position. Typical hours are Sunday through Thursday 2:30pm-10pm during the academic term and Monday through Friday 9:30am-5pm during the summer, January intersession, and other breaks.
We believe the following competencies are essential to this position, but are open to hearing about transferable skills you believe would help you be successful if you do not have direct experience in some of these areas:
• A strong background in music with an emphasis in music history or music technologies.
• Bachelor’s degree and up to two years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination.
• A commitment to customer service and a demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations. You will be interacting with a range of students, faculty, and staff on a daily basis, and you will be an important part of creating a welcoming and inclusive environment.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication (verbal and written), and organizational skills.
• Demonstrated leadership experience and the ability to supervise others.
• Knowledge of at least one foreign language.
• Proficiency with standard office programs and a willingness to adapt to new technologies.
A degree or advanced study in music, previous library experience, and experience operating a wide variety of audio-visual equipment are preferred.
This position is located in Ithaca, New York. The successful applicant will be expected to work on the Ithaca campus.
Diversity and Inclusion: Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented identities to apply.
Cornell University Library is a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, which unites academic libraries who are committed to increasing the hiring pipeline of qualified and talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.
Rewards and Benefits: Cornell receives national recognition, as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. Our comprehensive benefits package includes:
• Health insurance, life insurance, university retirement plans;
• Our leave provisions include medical and parental leave, paid vacation and 13 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break, from December 25 through January 1;
• Impressive educational benefits and professional development opportunities;
• Childcare and adoption assistance, and child tuition reimbursement;
• Competitive wages.
Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
The safety and well-being of applicants and our team members is of the utmost importance. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and following current recommended practices, we may elect to conduct virtual or hybrid interviews with qualified candidates.
How to Apply: Candidates must apply online via the Cornell Careers site: https://hr.cornell.edu/jobs (SEE: WDR-00029925). Incoming applications will be reviewed until a viable pool of applicants is identified; submission by February 21, 2022 is strongly encouraged. We ask that you include the following information in your application:
1. A cover letter;
2. A resume;
3. A Statement of “Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,” which may be incorporated into the cover letter, resume OR presented as a separate statement. Candidates are invited to describe past, present, and/or future aspirations for promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity.
Although we prefer to receive your application as one multi-page PDF document, we will accept multiple documents in other formats.
Environment: One of the leading academic research libraries in the United States, Cornell University Library is a highly valued partner in teaching, research, and learning at the university. With an operating budget of over $58 million and a diverse and innovative staff of close to 400, the Library provides significant collaborative opportunities in support of 2,700 faculty, 24,000 students and 94 PhD fields. Its world class collections, expert librarians, and responsive services in physical and virtual library spaces inspire and nourish scholarship and learning.
The Ithaca campus sits on 2,300 acres in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Ithaca, located roughly halfway between Manhattan and Toronto, offers a wealth of cultural activities while maintaining an eclectic college-town feel. Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of rolling hills, breathtaking gorges, hiking trails, and lakes offering countless outdoor activities. The city has been named one of the top 100 places to live, a top 10 recreation city, a best green place to live, and one of the “foodiest” towns in America.
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