Part-Time Library Associate

227 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001 - 5992
0 other recent jobs
Salary: $37.98 per hour
Created: June 2, 2023



The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), part of the State University of New York and an internationally renowned college of art, design, business and technology with a strong emphasis on liberal arts, invites nominations and applications for a Part-Time Library Associate in the Gladys Marcus Library.

The Fashion Institute of Technology, a part of the State University of New York, has been a leader in career education in art, design, business, and technology for nearly 70 years. With a curriculum that provides a singular blend of hands-on, practical experience, classroom study, and a firm grounding in the liberal arts, FIT offers a wide range of outstanding programs that are relevant to today's rapidly changing industries. Internationally renowned, FIT draws on its New York City location to provide a vibrant, creative community in which to learn. The college offers more than 45 majors and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the global marketplace.

With close ties to industry, FIT draws faculty from the city's art, business, and design elite, and from the rich academic community of the region. The college continually seeks creative faculty members who are passionate about their field and demonstrate exceptional professional capability in the core competencies of instruction design, learning enrichment, globalism, and use of technology, as well as mastery of established and emerging industry practices.


The part time Acquisitions & Metadata Services Library Associate supports the unit's mission by managing multiple aspects of digitized content. This position facilitates online access to original FIT content with metadata, photographs and other digitized content, conducts outreach to collect and organize digital content for the library and assists students with technology, documenting artwork and library services. Reports to the Head of Acquisitions and Metadata Services and works in conjunction with the Digital Initiatives Librarian and Digital Assets Librarian.


  • Harvest college video content, curate and select materials for public access; Identify and collect recorded video content of campus lectures and events; Create, update and maintain metadata for digital assets; Collect and manage release forms.
  • Facilitate delivery of video assets to the library's digital repository by preparing video assets for digital repository by digitizing legacy, analog video material; scanning source materials (photographic prints, slides, books, original art, etc.) from the college's unique collections.
  • Create digital masters and associated technical metadata based upon adopted guidelines by processing and optimizing master images (e.g. color calibration) as necessary to create access and use derivatives; Perform quality control of digital images and perform image manipulations, corrections. etc.  
  • Maintain and operate library photography and associated equipment (DSLR cameras, lenses, lighting rig, etc.) in order to capture student thesis work via still photography and video and provide related technology support in library student spaces and for library events.
  • Provide clear communications to other FIT departments, external clients, library units and students regarding workflow, policy changes and general information and work regular shifts at the Library Service points.
  • Manage and implement assigned projects; record workflow, acquisitions, and track status with minimal supervision.

The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position; other duties may be assigned consistent with the classification of the position. For detailed responsibilities and essential functions, click here.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required. 
  • 3-5 years of related experience with metadata description and management.
  • Proficient in Google applications and file management or comparable platform; Proficient in video editing software.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of digital imaging/scanning/metadata applications, standards, and protocols; familiarity with cataloging and metadata standards.
  • Excellent communication skills - demonstrated ability to listen, to understand and communicate effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Demonstrated ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to show flexibility and adaptability in changing work environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain competency in current technology and cataloging and metadata standards

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of library work experience.
  • Experience working in the Alma platform
  • Knowledge of MARC and non-MARC metadata formats, standards and schema and familiarity with cataloging standards.
  • Knowledge of integrated library management systems
  • Knowledge of Post-production editing
  • Technical photography skills


Read Comprehend- Constant; Perform Calculations- Frequent; Communicate Orally- Constant; Reason & Analyze- Constant; Write- Frequent


The position is on campus, primarily in an office environment.


Sit- Frequent; Stand- Frequent; Bend- Occasional; Walk- Occasional; Climb- Occasional; Pull- Occasional; Push- Occasional; Lift<10- Occasional; Lift 10-20- Occasional; Lift over 50- N/A; Reach- Occasional


The UCE-FIT Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) dictates the compensation, benefits, and conditions of employment. 
Hiring Rate: $37.98 per hour with step increments per Salary Schedule 92, after one year of service and annually thereafter.

Full-Time Benefits
Employee Holiday and Work Schedule
Summer Fridays
Remote Work Policy

Days/Hours: M-W or T-TH, 10am- 5pm, in person; work schedule subject to change based on needs of the department.

Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled.

Successful completion of a background check is required for appointment to this position once an offer has been made.


In order to be considered for the position, you must submit the following documents online:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Unofficial transcript
  • A list of three references with telephone numbers and email addresses

Returning Applicants - Login to your FITNYC Careers Account to check your submitted application material.

Please note that due to the anticipated volume of applications, we are unable to contact each applicant about his or her application status.

For more information about us, please visit FIT's website at:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

EEO/ Affirmative Action Statement

FIT is firmly committed to creating an environment that will attract and retain people of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds. By providing a learning and working environment that encourages, utilizes, respects, and appreciates the full expression of every individual's ability, the FIT community fosters its mission and grows because of its rich, pluralistic experience. FIT is committed to prohibiting discrimination, whether based on race, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military service status, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, citizenship status (except as required to comply with law), or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. FIT is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment, including the opportunity for upward mobility for all qualified individuals. Applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Inquiries regarding FIT's non-discrimination policies may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, 212 217.3360,


Published: Saturday, June 3, 2023 15:18 UTC

Last updated: Saturday, June 3, 2023 15:18 UTC