Library Information Assistant

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Job Description

Library Information Assistant – AMDA New York

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA), with campuses in Los Angeles and New York City, is one of the foremost post-secondary performing arts schools in the country. AMDA NY offers two-year conservatory programs.

The successful Library Information Assistant will demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of performing arts material and practices; a confident, flexible and collaborative leadership style; excellent communication skills; and a commitment to providing outstanding customer service.


Under the general supervision of the Library Management Team, a Library Information Assistant:

  • Supervises daily operation of circulation desk: open/close procedures, circulation of material, maintain patron records in catalog and payment systems, technology and supply upkeep.

  • Provides circulation and reference instruction to all library patrons using library resources; implements library services and policies to AMDA community.

  • Explains and enforces library policies and procedures to AMDA community while supporting the objectives of the library staff, especially during special event activities including Showcase Auditions, Orientation, Information Literacy classes, etc.

  • Provides friendly, welcoming introduction of the library space and services to all guests of the library including prospective students, tour groups, families, returning alumni, etc.

  • Functions as shift supervisor and leader on duty to coach and motivate student workers; holds self and other accountable to high performance standards; strengthens others through constructive coaching and feedback.

  • Provides constructive feedback to student workers on work performance and behavior, when necessary.

  • Takes on additional projects and duties as needed, and is responsible for the library facility and operations in the absence of the Library Management Team.

Library Operation Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 9:30 pm

Friday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Scheduling Requirements:

The Library shift schedule comes out every week, and is generally very flexible with the following restrictions:

  • Must provide a flexible schedule (at least 15hrs/wk) to include day, night, and weekend availability  

  • Every 5 weeks, must provide Mon-Thurs 5pm – 11:30pm availability plus any additional hours


  • Performing arts knowledge, including but not limited to musical theatre, drama, and dance subject matter.

  • Bachelor’s degree or any combination of education and experience equivalent to an Associate’s degree preferred.

  • Knowledge of standard library services, practices, and methods.

  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills as well as successfully demonstrated public service experience with the ability to work well under pressure.

  • Strong organization and problem-solving skills, including the ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Strong computer and technology skills, including Microsoft Office, online searching, and library resources.

How to Apply

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