Acquisitions Technician (Day Part-Time) - School of Visual Arts
Posted on March 03, 2019
Department: SVA Library
Reports To: Head of Technical Services
Position Overview: Responsible for the operations of SVA Library acquisitions. These operations include all aspects of library procurement from the processing of initial requests through payment for orders and service requests.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (21 hrs/wk flexible)
Under the direction of the Head of Technical Services orders and receives materials, prioritizes and expedites orders, tracks the materials budget and approves invoices
Processes and prepares all items before delivering to technical services
Creates and maintains order records in SVA’s integrated library system
Tracks and reconciles expenditures in the collection development budget
Annotates orders with special handling instructions such as faculty reserves and priorities
Assists with the management of standing orders, approval plans, and communication with vendors
Manages returns of duplicate, unwanted, and damaged items
Assists with end process of library materials
Works in tandem with Circulation to process Interlibrary loan requests
Performs other job related duties as assigned by supervision
BA, BFA or BS required
At least one year of office experience and knowledge of MS Office Suite
Detail oriented and highly accurate
Strong self starter able to work independently and maintain focus on a variety of tasks
Aptitude for learning new software related to acquisitions and budget management
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Able to perform light to moderate lifting – boxes up to 30 pounds
Working knowledge of an Integrated Library System Acquisitions module (preferred)
Experience working in a library setting (preferred)
Interest in the arts and humanities (preferred)
New York, NY
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]
No walk-ins or phone calls please.
School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.
The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.