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Research & Learning Services Specialist -Fine and Performing Arts (Music, Art, Drama, and Built Environment Libraries)

Posted September 03, 2021. Closes September 23, 2021.


Research & Learning Services, Fine and Performing Arts (Music, Art, and Drama Libraries)

Job Title:

Fine and Performing Arts Student Specialist

Date Posted:

September 03, 2021

Closing Date:

September 23, 2021 [extended]

Number Available:


Start Date: September 29, 2021 or early October.


$16.84 per hour.


up to 19.5 hours per week.


Under the direction of Music, Art, Drama, and Built Environment librarians you will:

  • Participate in information literacy instruction and research consultations for the Fine and Performing Arts
  • Participate in the Libraries' email help services
  • Participate as relevant in the Research and Learning Services graduate student learning community; attends all required training sessions and completes required training assignments.

Under the direction of Music, Art, Drama, and Built Environment librarians, you will complete or contribute to other projects or Libraries committees and teams as assigned. Special projects may include, but are not limited to:

  • Support for digital projects highlighting unique collections in the Music, Art, Drama, and Built Environment Libraries, and/or other digital projects relevant to users of these libraries.
  • Contributing to programming and outreach support for the Music, Art, and Drama Libraries, such as tours, orientations, and exhibits.
  • Contributing to University Libraries data collection and analysis.
  • Creating online tutorials on research, resource and information literacy topics relevant to music, art, drama, and/or dance.
  • Creating and/or updating online research guides.
  • Supporting collection development activities of liaison librarians for music, art, drama, and dance.
  • Marketing and social media support for the Fine Arts Libraries.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree
    • Strong public service orientation.
    • Evidence of excellent communication, listening, and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to juggle projects, set priorities, and work with minimal supervision.


    Desired Qualifications:


      • Experience with and/or demonstrated commitment to working with diverse users.
      • Enrollment in the MLIS program at the UW Information School (as of Sept. 2021)
      • Interest in exploring academic librarianship.
      • Experience providing library service, or equivalent customer service.
      • Background in the fine or performing arts (degree, coursework, and/or practical experience), and/or interest in working with students and faculty in these areas.
      • Curiosity regarding technology and a willingness to learn new technologies

      Application Process:

      1. Prepare the following supplemental materials. A single PDF or Microsoft Word file is preferred.
        • Cover letter
        • Resumé
      2. Activate UW G Suite for your NetID if you have not already done so.
      3. Log in to the Google forms site with your UW NetID account to fill out an application form and upload your cover letter, resumé.

      Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

      For additional information or questions regarding student job opportunities, or for assistance with the application process, please contact the Student Employment Coordinator, UW Libraries:
      Erik Dahl