Library Page - Library for the Performing Arts /​ Public Programs

Do you love books and love helping people? The New York Public Library has been an essential provider of free books, information, ideas and education for all New Yorkers for more than 100 years.  As a Library Page at The New York Public Library you will do that and much more. A Page position is meant to give you knowledge about what it means to work within a library system. You will have access to a wealth of knowledge and experience which will allow you to decide if the library is where you want to begin your career. We are looking for candidates that demonstrate a strong work ethic, are reliable and possess excellent written and verbal communications skills. You will be expected to be an ambassador for the library, so a friendly demeanor goes a long way.    The library page position is scheduled for 19 hours per week, including evenings and Saturdays.  Schedules are variable based on library needs and may be subject to change.

Under the direction of the Program Producers, Library Pages are responsible for a variety of tasks within the library, including:

Offering support to Program Producers and AV technicians with stage management and preparation (moving music stands, microphone stand, chairs, cueing, etc) Working with Program Producers and volunteer ushers on the admissions process, including answering patron questions, monitoring admissions lines, distributing tickets, checking in reservation holders, assisting VIP special guests Assisting the Program Producers with updating the NYPL and Lincoln Center websites Assisting the Program Producers with drafting printed bulletins related to programs Assisting the Program Producers with attendance reports

Current enrollment in a degree program at an accredited school

Proper employment certificate for minors under 18 as required by NYS law

Ability to accurately and efficiently sort and arrange items in alphanumeric order Strong organizational skills and ability to follow detailed instruction in a fast-paced environment Excellent customer service skills and the ability to work with a diverse patronage Superb interpersonal and communication skills Strong problem-solving skills Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team Demonstrated reliability and professionalism Basic computer and basic technology skills such as Microsoft Office Suite and Google Applications

Ability to troubleshoot basic computer and printer issues preferred Experience with eReaders and library technologies preferred Ability to speak foreign languages preferred Enrollment in an undergraduate or Graduate degree program Experience from a conservatory like Juilliard, AMDA, CAP, etc

Be Helpful to patrons and colleagues

Be Resourceful in solving problems

Be Curious in all aspects of your work

Public service library

Moderate lifting required (up to 25 lbs) Pushing book trucks

19 hours per week

Non Union

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