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Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
The New York Public Library (NYPL) has been an essential provider of free books, information, ideas, and education for all New Yorkers for more than 100 years. NYPL’s neighborhood libraries in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island—many of which date to Andrew Carnegie’s visionary philanthropy at the turn of the 20th century—are being transformed into true centers of educational innovation and service, and vital community hubs that provide far more than just free books and materials.     NYPL is seeking an Assistant Library Maintainer to provide a full range of minor repairs and maintenance services in the Bronx.
Job ID
2020-11290
Type
Full-Time
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
The Facilities department is tasked with keeping all NYPL locations safe, clean, comfortable and welcoming for our patrons and staff.  The Building Manager provides direction to a team of seven and coordinates the day to day operation and maintenance of the Bronx Library Center building. This includes organizing, distributing and verifying the work of the maintenance and  custodial staff and participating in their training. They also manage vendor and contractual service performance. The position requires diligent recordkeeping and other administrative duties related to maintaining an efficient and professional Facility Operations team.
Job ID
2020-11353
Type
Full-Time
Job Locations US-NY-Long Island City
The New York Public Library seeks an extremely organized, detail-oriented person to serve as the Library’s Digital Archives Assistant. The successful candidate will work closely with the Library’s research divisions, archival processing and cataloging staff, and digital collections teams to support workflows for the management of born-digital collections items. The digital archives assistant will migrate materials from digital media and stage them for long-term preservation and access. Additionally, the digital archives assistant will assist the Archives staff in the analysis and description of digital assets.
Job ID
2020-11350
Type
Full-Time
Job Locations US-NY-Manhattan
The New York Public Library seeks an extremely organized, detail-oriented person to serve as the Library’s Digitization Coordinator. The successful candidate will work closely with the Library’s curators, research divisions, digital imaging unit, metadata services, permissions office, rights clearance team, registrar, conservation units, and collections strategy department to shepherd the digitization of the Library’s myriad collections through the digitization workflows so that digitized collection items can be made available as broadly as possible for patron use and reuse.
Job ID
2020-11348
Type
Full-Time
Job Locations US-NY-New York
New York public library OVERVIEW – 125 Years of learning As the nation's largest and most recognizable public library system, The New York Public Library (NYPL) represents New York City's cultural diversity and brilliance, with a dedication to serving its residents with free and accessible 21st century resources, and the principle that knowledge is the key to lifelong success. In 2020, NYPL will mark its 125th anniversary by renewing its commitment to improving lives, communities, and our civil society through learning, thinking, and reading. Across 92 locations in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, and with library cards available to all city residents regardless of where they live and work, NYPL's services extend to every neighborhood in New York. Just last year, the Library received over 16.3 million visits and circulated more than 21 million items to cardholders. In the coming year, NYPL will continue this critical role, opening new, inspiring spaces, serving even more readers, creators, and entrepreneurs, and providing for a more equitable and democratic society. Highlights in the coming year include the debut of The Polonsky Exhibition of The New York Public Library's Treasures, a permanent showcase of a one-of-a-kind collection held in NYPL's vaults, previously unavailable to the general public, and the opening of the fully renovated and reconceived Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (formerly the Mid-Manhattan Library) which will provide the modern central library hub that New Yorkers need and deserve. Despite shifts in our cultural, social, and political landscape, libraries endure, and NYPL is uniquely poised to serve the betterment of the people, provide new and accessible opportunities for learning, and act as a public forum for another 125 years. 125 Years of Supporting NYC Communities Neighborhood branches are where New Yorkers can connect with the Library and their fellow residents, borrowing books and other materials, calling on the invaluable reference skills of NYPL's expert staff, and exploring programs that teach 21st-century literacy skills to patrons of all ages. For adults, the Library offers technology training, business courses, and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) programs, including U.S. citizenship test preparation, among many other programs. Since the creation of an in-house ESOL program in 2011, student enrollment in the Library's language classes has increased by 523 percent. In Fiscal Year 2019, the Library served nearly 39,000 adult English language learners in both its enrollment-based and drop-in classes, and an additional 1,695 students through an ESOL conversation program at Rikers Island, the only one of its kind available in New York City Department of Correction facilities. These free programs can be life-changing: last year Leonel, a student in NYPL's Rikers Island ESOL program, was able to apply for and begin an onsite Manhattan College program using the English he had learned studying with NYPL tutors, and after returning home is now attending Manhattan College full-time. When Leonel exited the justice system, he leaned on Library staff for reentry support, and continues to advocate for the program by referring his peers still at Rikers Island to NYPL's ESOL classes. Each year, the Library receives over 2 million visits from people eager to participate in free educational and creative programming – to not only learn English, but also to pursue a degree, build a small business, or hear a favorite author speak about a new work. For younger students, NYPL offers early literacy programming in partnership with the city's 3-K for All initiative. In Fiscal Year 2019, the Library provided 20,344 early literacy programs to over 722,000 attendees. Encouraging new and existing patrons to read more and engage with NYPL collections is crucial to the Library's mission, and in the past year, NYPL embarked on an ambitious outreach plan to increase library card sign-ups by 20 percent, expanding its reach and ensuring that underserved communities see the Library as an important and relevant resource. By June 2019, the Library had exceeded its goal and discovered that these new cardholders accounted for 13 percent of circulation for the year, with a total of 1.2 million items circulated among new cardholders alone. In 2020, the Library will continue to pilot creative outreach strategies, many around its 125th anniversary celebration, with the goal of reaching more New Yorkers and exposing them to all the Library has to offer. 125 Years of Scholarship The coming year will also bring a slate of new improvements and changes to ensure that NYPL can provide safe and engaging spaces and services while updating its branches for the future. The reopening of NYPL's busiest circulating library, located at Fifth Avenue and 40th Street, as a vibrant, state-of-the-art facility will attract New Yorkers and tourists alike to this new, world-class learning center in the middle of Midtown. Renamed the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library, this flagship location will have capacity for over 400,000 books, spacious reading rooms, a new rooftop terrace open to the public, free after-school programs, technology training, and ESOL classes – providing for a veritable lifetime of learning. To serve neighborhoods affected by the temporary closures of other select branches undergoing renovations, NYPL launched a fleet of three bookmobiles, which offer materials for all ages and act as pick-up sites for books on hold. To build on all of this work, and harness the capacity and resources of the branches, NYPL has hired Brian Bannon, former head of the Chicago Public Library system, as its first-ever Merryl and James Tisch Director. Bannon joined the Library in fall 2019 and will oversee both NYPL's branch libraries and its education program while developing a new strategic vision of library service for the coming years. In addition to circulating collections and public programs that speak to local, neighborhood audiences, NYPL provides patrons with free access to millions of unique or otherwise difficult-to-find research materials through its research centers, including the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center; the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on 42nd Street; and the Science, Industry, and Business Library. Patrons are able to request and review materials in these libraries' reading rooms, can discover the collections through rotating exhibitions of NYPL's collections, or browse digital versions of rare works – all free of charge. Last year, the Library offered 17 exhibitions that provide unique and thoughtful perspectives on cultural and social themes, including a photography exhibition honoring the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a celebration of the work of famed choreographer Jerome Robbins, and Black Power! at the Schomburg Center, which explored the Black Power movement. 125 Years of Engaging New Yorkers In the coming year, NYPL will open two exhibitions in the Schwarzman Building that will both showcase the breadth and depth of NYPL's rare and unique materials and celebrate the important works of scholarship and creativity that have been inspired by these collections. A highlight of the 125th anniversary year, The Polonsky Exhibition of The New York Public Library's Treasures, will feature some of NYPL's most treasured items in a way that allows the public to consider both their historical importance and contemporary relevance. Made at The New York Public Library: 125 Years of Inspiration– currently showing – celebrates some of the important and diverse creators-including Pulitzer and National Book Award-winning author Colson Whitehead and many more-who have been inspired by the Library's collections. Public programs in the landmark building on Fifth Avenue and branches across the NYPL system will supplement the exhibition with book displays, multimedia content, and educational activities. Other exhibitions include A Ballad for Harlem, the Schomburg Center's examination of Harlem's role in shaping politics, art, and education in the 20th century, on view through 2019; and In the Company of Harold Prince, a retrospective of one of Broadway's most influential directors, producers, and collaborators on view at the Library for the Performing Arts. NYPL's 125th anniversary year coincides with the 2020 Census and November 2020 presidential election, two events that are foundational for a thriving democracy and for which libraries will play a critically important role. NYPL will work to ensure that all New Yorkers are counted in the Census and that all who are eligible to vote are both registered and informed about the voting process. In the past year, NYPL has prepared for these events by collaborating with New York City government agencies as well as the Brooklyn and Queens library systems, to develop plans that capitalize on the libraries' strengths as effective partners, community conveners, digital access points, and trusted messengers. In the coming months, key neighborhood libraries will roll out intensive support and outreach activities, including translation services, special Census-related events, and one-on-one support. NYPL and its partners will engage with vulnerable populations, provide access to computers and high-speed internet, and teach people how to complete digital forms. The libraries will also provide forums here New York City residents will be encouraged to share their values and needs with their communities and their representatives. Staff are leveraging the momentum of local partnerships, programs, and community engagement to focus on civics-related program development and outreach in the lead-up to the November election, including voter registration drives and programs that engage communities with local government. Looking Ahead: The Next 125 Years The Library remains as relevant and revolutionary now as it was in 1895. Free access to university-caliber research resources, life-changing literacy classes, and support for everything from building a business to applying for citizenship is unique to this irreplaceable institution. With the understanding that reading and literacy are strongly correlated with positive economic and social outcomes, NYPL remains committed to supporting its communities and affirming the vital role of libraries in the digital age.   Candidates should contact a member of the search team to apply: SEARCH TEAM GERARD F. CATTIE, JR. Managing Director Practice Leader – Development & Philanthropy Diversified Search 212.542.2587 |gerard.cattie@divsearch.com MANUEL A. GONGON, JR. Principal Diversified Search 215.656.3588 |manuel.gongon@divsearch.com BETH REEVES Vice President and Senior Associate Diversified Search 212.542.2584 |beth.reeves@divsearch.com TAMMY SCHILLIN Executive Assistant | Project Manager Diversified Search 212.542.2575 |tammy.schillin@divsearch.com
Job ID
2019-10687
Type
Full-Time
Job Locations US-NY-Manhattan
The Facilities department is tasked with keeping all NYPL locations safe, clean, comfortable and welcoming for our patrons and staff.  The Facilities Operations Coordinator provides direction to a team of eighteen custodians and coordinates the day to day cleaning operations of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library building. This includes organizing, distributing and verifying the work of the custodial/porter staff and participating in their training. They also perform custodial duties, if necessary.  The position requires diligent recordkeeping and other administrative duties related to maintaining an efficient and professional Facility Operations team.
Job ID
2020-11281
Type
Full-Time
Job Locations US-NY-Manhattan
The New York Public Library (NYPL) has been an essential provider of free books, information, ideas, and education for all New Yorkers for more than 100 years. NYPL’s neighborhood libraries in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island—many of which date to Andrew Carnegie’s visionary philanthropy at the turn of the 20th century—are being transformed into true centers of educational innovation and service, and vital community hubs that provide far more than just free books and materials.     NYPL is seeking a Junior Library Custodian to maintain an environment that is clean, safe and comfortable for our Library users and employees.
Job ID
2020-11282
Type
Full-Time
Job Locations US-NY-Long Island City
Preservation and Collections Processing (PCP) is the department responsible for the acquisition, processing, cataloging, preservation, and physical management of the special collections holdings of NYPL’s three research libraries, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, the Library for the Performing Arts, and the Schomburg Center.    The Collections Processing unit of PCP makes these resources discoverable via catalog records and collection guides and undertakes the physical preparation necessary to make these acquisitions available to the public. Special collections materials include archives, rare books, manuscripts, photographs, designs, maps, and non-commercial sound and moving image recordings.   **This role is temporary for 2 years**
Job ID
2020-11334
Type
Full-Time
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building is part of The New York Public Library, which consists of four major research libraries and 88 branch libraries located in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. Often referred to as the "main branch," the Beaux-Arts landmark building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street houses outstanding research collections in the humanities and social sciences as well as a circulating children’s collection.   NYPL is seeking a Library Maintainer to maintain an environment that is clean, safe and comfortable for our Library users and employees.
Job ID
2020-11278
Type
Full-Time
Job Locations US-NY-Long Island City
The mission of The New York Public Library is to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our communities and we rely on three great resources—our staff, our collections, and our physical and digital spaces—to provide opportunities for learning and growth.   With over 2.5 million visitors per year to the Library’s historic Fifth Avenue building alone, exhibitions at NYPL represent a significant way for the public to discover the Library’s world-renowned collections.   The Library Technical Assistant III (LTA III) position is located in the Library’s Goldsmith Conservation Lab, the staff of which consists of a team of conservators and technicians specializing in bound, flat, and photographic materials. The lab supports the special collections of NYPL’s research centers and provides conservation assessment, treatment, research, and training to advance the preservation of the collection and meet the conservation needs of the Library’s active exhibition, loan, digitization and acquisition programs.   The LTA III reports to the Book and Paper Conservator, who is responsible for coordinating and overseeing Conservation’s work in support of the Library’s exhibition and loan programs.    Conservation consists of two labs, the Goldsmith Conservation Lab and the Collections Care Lab, both overseen by the Head of Conservation and located at the Library Services Center in Long Island City, Queens. Conservation at NYPL is a unit of Preservation and Special Collections Processing, responsible for the processing and cataloging, management, and preservation of the Research Libraries collections.
Job ID
2020-11358
Type
Full-Time
Job Locations US-NY-Manhattan
The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building is part of The New York Public Library, which consists of four major research libraries and 88 branch libraries located in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. Often referred to as the "main branch," the Beaux-Arts landmark building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street houses outstanding research collections in the humanities and social sciences as well as a circulating children’s collection.   NYPL is seeking a Licensed Maintainer to maintain an environment that is clean, safe and comfortable for our Library users and employees.
Job ID
2019-10785
Type
Full-Time
Job Locations US-NY-Manhattan
Under the supervision of the Director of Online Giving and Membership, the Manager of Online Giving will work to advance the Library’s efforts to maximize online income and acquire, steward, solicit, upgrade and retain donors through digital channels. The Manager will help implement a strategic online fundraising plan over the course of the fiscal year.   This role is critical to helping the membership team achieve its annual fund goals.   Responsibilities include managing production processes related to online fundraising campaigns, providing reports, and assisting with donor cultivation efforts. The Manager will work with the Development department, other NYPL departments and external agencies on digital fundraising initiatives.
Job ID
2020-11361
Type
Full-Time
Job Locations US-NY-Manhattan
The New York Public Library’s audio and moving image preservation program safeguards audiovisual research collection holdings through physical treatment and reformatting, which enables researchers to explore the content of the Library’s rich and unique collections. The Library's collections include unique and rare recordings on a wide variety of media, which span the history of film, video, audio, and born-digital formats.   Located within Digital Collection Services, under the newly formed Digital Research division, the program also manages funded projects, and participates in related activities such as format identification and assessment, disaster response and recovery, outreach, and exhibitions. Program staff also participate in the development of the Library’s audio and moving image preservation and access technical infrastructure and contribute to Digital Research strategies.   Under the direction of program management, the audio media preservation engineer carries out the preservation assessment, treatment, and reformatting of recordings held in the Library’s permanent research collections. The position is responsible for equipment calibration and maintenance, and provides input and feedback on technology and workflow development. The position advises on media preservation issues, and participates in quality control; vendor, backlog, on-demand, or media ingest activities; and program documentation.   See also - https://www.nypl.org/collections/preservation-division/audio-preservation - https://nypl.github.io/ami-preservation/ (program documentation in progress)
Job ID
2020-11352
Type
Full-Time
Job Locations US-NY-New York | US-NY-Manhattan
The New York Public Library is seeking a Porter to maintain an environment that is clean, safe and comfortable for our Library users and employees. The Porter will be assigned to a Library in either the Bronx, Manhattan or Queens.    
Job ID
2020-11283
Type
Full-Time
Job Locations US-NY-New York
The New York Public Library is looking for a Temporary, 2 year grant funded Portfolio Manager, e-Reading to take responsibility for coordinating the currently separate products and services that comprise the eReading activities across NYPL, in order to unify the the strategic direction, operational activities, market positioning and reporting of NYPL’s e-Reading products, services and partnerships. Success would see the emergence of a seamless NYPL e-reading offer, supporting the needs of school age, adult and research patrons in a logical and intuitive service, according to the expectations and international reputation of the New York Public Library.   The successful candidate will be experienced in considering how Libraries can become an exemplar for the ethical and sustainable use of digital technologies in society. They will have demonstrated a passion for collaborating with senior leaders across a sizeable non-profit organization to present well considered solutions within a dynamic environment and limited resources.  
Job ID
2020-11357
Type
Full-Time
Job Locations US-NY-Manhattan
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, located in Harlem, seeks a creative and energetic person with bookselling, customer service, and professional skills to lead the Schomburg Shop, a unique retail shop and online store within this world-class cultural institution.    Founded in 1925 and named a National Historic Landmark in 2017, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is one of the world’s leading cultural repositories devoted to the collection, preservation, and interpretation of materials focused on African American, African, and African Diasporan experiences, featuring diverse programming and exhibition of over 11 million items that illuminate the richness of global black history and culture. A research library of The New York Public Library and seeded by the collection of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg 95 years ago, the Schomburg Center provides free access to materials documenting Black life locally, nationally, and internationally.    Schomburg Shop is an integral component of the Center’s public-facing services, connecting book people, visitors, artists, vendors, community members, and online patrons from all over the world with Black history, literature, culture, and the Center’s world renowned archive. The Manager and Creative Coordinator will develop and lead a team that effectively supports all in-person and online book events; interface effectively with publishers and vendors; create Schomburg Center–related branded items; maintain purchasing and inventory records; create visual and merchandising standards, provide exemplary customer service; and operate an online store (SchomburgShop.com) and social media platform (@SchomburgShop on Instagram). Overall the Manager provides collaborative opportunities for diverse vendors and minority and woman-owned small businesses, and achieves positive annual revenue goals.
Job ID
2020-11359
Type
Full-Time
Job Locations US-NY-Manhattan
The Junior Scholars Program is historical literacy, art and inquiry-based program that invites 125 youth, ages 11 to 18, to explore Black history through the lens of the Schomburg’s vast collections, exhibitions, and educational resources.   The Junior Scholars Program provides tuition-free classes, including learning experiences that take place outside of traditional classrooms, in black history and culture not often taught in our schools. Through these learning experiences, the Junior Scholars empower themselves with knowledge of black history, and create fresh images to deconstruct negative stereotypes through art and media projects. They learn to define themselves, and participate in forums about local and national issues affecting youth. They connect current events in American society with global issues impacting the African diaspora. They advocate on behalf of all youth through social activism projects. In short, they research, discuss, and write about what matters to them. They gain confidence and leadership skills by participating in college-style lectures, traveling to local museums and cultural institutions, and producing art and media that impact our community. They are the next generation of scholars, artists, activists and social entrepreneurs. They are independent thinkers. They are explorers. They are storytellers. They are team players. They are change-makers.   The program runs for ten months on Saturdays, from October through May, and culminates with an annual Youth Summit presentation to the public.
Job ID
2020-11347
Type
Part-Time
Job Locations US-NY-Long Island City
The Digital Imaging Unit (DIU) of the New York Public Library is hiring a Special Projects and Services Coordinator (SPSC) to support special projects management and new service initiatives. The SPSC will track and coordinate mass digitization activities, liaising with vendors, partners, and stakeholders on issues concerning project scoping, workflows, and technical specifications. Additionally, they will assess and execute accessibility requests for digital files, and serve as primary steward for deliverables, created by DIU and by outside parties, as they pass through DIU and key stakeholder workflows.   Located within the New York Public Library Digital Research Division, the DIU produces high-quality digital surrogates of collection materials for research and private use.
Job ID
2020-11349
Type
Full-Time