Music Library Technician, Part-Time

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Work type: Staff Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Library Professionals, Business Operations / Services, Admin / Executive / Office Support, Customer Service

The University of Denver Libraries, comprised of the Main Library at the Anderson Academic Commons, a remote storage facility called the Hampden Center, and the Bonfils Stanton Music Library in the Newman Center, is a highly collaborative organization that serves a diverse population, ranging from our students, staff, and faculty to public and other academic patrons from the surrounding region. The Anderson Academic Commons is the campus centerpiece for collaborative teaching, learning, and engagement. The University of Denver Libraries are central to discovery and creative interaction among students and faculty, and provide collections, services, personnel, and systems that support the teaching and research programs of the University. The institution is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and inclusive faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Music Library Supervisor, this part-time (20 hours per week) employee works as a public service staff member at the Music Library, retrieving, circulating, preparing and processing materials, and assisting users with directional and informational questions. This position includes support of music library engagement and outreach efforts as needed. The position entails primarily evening and weekend hours. Work schedule is Monday Thursday 6pm 10pm and Sundays from 1pm 5pm. 

On occasion the schedule requires flexibility as this position provides coverage for other staff and for changes to operating hours as needed 

Essential Functions

  • Works at the service desk executing circulation transactions; retrieving and re-shelving reserve items, media, circulating devices, and current periodicals; assisting patrons with catalog and database searching, and with finding items on the shelves; assisting patrons with printing, photocopying, and scanning equipment; assisting patrons with general inquiries; assisting patrons wishing to pay fines; preparing and maintaining course reserves; fielding telephone inquiries; monitoring and coaching student employees as needed; monitoring the service desk and adjacent areas to assure a positive patron experience.
  • Supports Music Library collection development activities and/or engagement and outreach efforts by performing related tasks as assigned.
  • Works in the general stacks shelving materials; retrieving materials for Prospector, Interlibrary Loan, and paging requests; and performing shelf-reading and materials shifting as needed.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must be proficient in spoken and written English.  Must be able to communicate with diplomacy and tact, in writing, in person, and on the telephone. Must have excellent customer service and communication skills. 
  • Must be detail-oriented with ability to maintain thorough and accurate reports and statistics related to job functions. 
  • Must have experience using computers in a work environment as well as experience using standard office productivity software.
  • Must be able to learn new computer systems as needed. Must be able to operate and troubleshoot office technology such as photocopiers, printers, and computer workstations.
  • Good judgment, problem solving, and decision making skills are necessary to ensure accuracy in a detail-oriented environment, and to ensure quality interactions with library staff and users. 
  • Must be able to work collaboratively and cooperatively in a team-based organization, to closely follow established procedures, and to perform work requiring considerable attention to detail.

Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Music 
  • Knowledge of music literature and reference / research tools in music
  • One year of clerical and/or library experience in a public service position
  • Knowledge of Library of Congress subject classification
  • Knowledge of library routine and procedures

Work Schedule
Monday – Thursday 6pm – 10pm and Sundays from 1pm – 5pm.

Application Deadline
Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 4.

Hourly Range:
The hourly range for the position is $16.50 - $19.00.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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