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Music Library Assistant (Student)

American University
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 16, 2024

Job Details

American University is a student-centered research institution located in Washington, DC, with highly-ranked schools and colleges, internationally-renowned faculty, and a reputation for creating meaningful change in the world. Learn more about American University .


Music Library

Time Type:

Part time

Job Description:


The Music Library Student Assistant supports the operations of the Music Library at the borrowing desk. The student assistant organizes the Music Library’s collections, answers phone and chat inquiries, and provides preliminary reference assistance to patrons at the borrowing desk. The incumbent will also assist with special projects designed to improve awareness of and access to the Library’s collections.

The primary responsibilities of this position include:

1. Checking library materials in and out and shelving them appropriately.

2. Assisting patrons in the use of resources such as searching the Library’s catalog and music-specific databases.

3. Troubleshooting computers, audio equipment, copier, and other AV equipment.

4. Providing patrons with the status of materials requested.

5. Complete other duties at the discretion of management. Duties can include:
  • Curating social media profiles:

  • Inventory.

  • Event production assistance.

  • Archival work.

  • $17/hr.

Required Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or its equivalent.

  • Enrolled American University student in Fall 2024.

  • Excellent customer service, organization, communication, and problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently under minimal supervision.

  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

  • Some knowledge of various genres of music, experience with social media and good work ethic.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with the Library of Congress call number system, and some experience troubleshooting Mac and PC computers. Students in the Department of Performing Arts or with the ability to read music are desirable.

  • It is highly recommended that a cover letter and resume be submitted as attachments to the online application.

Work Study:


Other Details
  • This position is available only to enrolled American University students.

  • Please note this job announcement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

  • American University is an E-Verify employer.

Current American University Employees

American University current employees (including those employed in student positions) must apply through their employee Workday account. If you are a current employee at American University, please log into Workday and select the Find Jobs report which will take you to our internal career listings.

Contact Us

For more information or assistance with the American University careers site, email .

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.


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