Fashion Institute of Technology - Special Collections Associate-Part Time - Fashion Institute of Technology

Posted on April 07, 2017


About Fashion Institute of Technology: The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), an internationally renowned college of art and design, business and technology, of the State University of New York, invites nominations and applications for a part time Special Collection Associate in the Gladys Marcus Library at FIT.

Job Description: DESCRIPTION OF THE JOB The part-time Special Collections Associate works in a secure area of the library with valuable, rare, and historical primary research materials and must know about and comply with security procedures and regulations and assists in all aspects of unit operations. Reports to the Head of Special Collections and College Archives.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB Provide public service, research assistance, collection maintenance and support the unit’s mission and daily operations.

Customer Service Provide researcher and reference services to SPARC patrons, including conducting preliminary research interviews, scheduling appointments, and retrieving appropriate materials for researchers.

Collections / Access Oversee the Special Collections Reading Room and maintain it as a secure environment.


Cross Unit Responsibilities Work in various capacities outside of home unit to accomplish library wide initiatives. Such as but not limited to:


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Master’s Degree in Information Science with an Archives and Records Management specialization or a related field of study AND two (2) years demonstrated knowledge, experience, abilities, and skills in library or archives work or museum collections management. Includes but is not limited to all attributes noted above PLUS experience in public service within an academic library setting; experience with digitization project management; and subject specialty knowledge in Fashion, Costume, or Textiles design and/or history.

Additional Information: Incumbent: Vacant Job Title: Special Collections Associate Supervisor: Karen Trivette Sr. Admin: NJ Bradeen Current Salary Schedule: 91/0 Department: Library

Hours: Thursday 1:30-9:00p; Friday and Saturday 10:00a-6:00p

21 hours per week

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

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact each applicant individually regarding his or her application status.

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New York, NY


To Apply

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