Employment at the Library

For Student Workers

During the Fall and Spring academic semesters, the Library & Gallery employs approximately 25-30 UMBC students. During the Summer and January sessions, we ordinarily employ about 10-15 students. Applications for employment are accepted year-round through Handshake. Please remember to re-apply every semester.

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Library Student Assistants must be current UMBC undergraduate or graduate students. You do not need to have a Federal Work Study Award or be receiving other financial aid to qualify. (Work Study students: please consult your financial aid counselor about the terms and limits of your aid. There may be a limit on the amount of paid work you can do each semester.)

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Technical or Support Staff Opportunities

  • Circulation Evening Services Supervisor

    Job no: 494255, apply now
    Work type: Staff Full-time
    Location: UMBC Campus

    Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery is seeking a customer-focused individual with supervisory experience to join our team. The selected candidate will supervise staff and student assistants who work during the evening hours in the Circulation Department.

    UMBC offers competitive compensation.  This role starts at $49,619 and has 11 days of vacation as well as winter break, spring break, and personal days for regular full time roles.  Tuition remission is also available. 

    As a member of the Circulation Department’s leadership team, the successful candidate will collaborate on strategic priorities, supervision of student assistants, training goals, and policies and procedures for the department at large. 

    The candidate will ensure that library services are performed safely and efficiently, and library users are served courteously, promptly, and in accordance with the Public Services Division’s values of approachability, cooperation, diversity and inclusion, professionalism, and excellent quality of work. 

    Specific duties include:

    • Supervise staff and students working in the Circulation and Digital Media Lab during evening/weekend hours
    • Perform circulation, and research help transactions for users at the service desk
    • Coordinate hold requests processing and routing of materials to and from other USM-AI libraries

    The work schedule for this position is Monday to Thursday 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday 12 noon to 8:30 p.m. or Friday 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  This work schedule is subject to change, based on changes in library hours and staffing needs.

    Required Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree 

    • Three years of experience directly related to the primary duties of this position:  customer service, nature and functions of libraries, and organizational and problem solving skills.  
    • One year in lead supervisory capacity

    • Ability to work independently and exercise initiative in applying rules, procedures, and instructions

    • Ability to work professionally with diverse individuals 

    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

    • Demonstrated ability to understand and apply principles of quality customer service, teamwork, and conflict resolution

    Note: Additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Demonstrated skill in planning and coordinating work of others 

    • Demonstrated skill in motivating and training staff  

    • Demonstrated familiarity and proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and Google Suite applications (e.g., mail, calendar)

    Upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

    UMBC offers a rich benefits package including the following for nonexempt regular employees.

    Generous Leave which includes accruing the following for full time positions:

    • 11 Days of Annual Leave  (increases with years of service)
    • 15 Days of Sick Leave  
    • 15 Holidays
    • 3 Personal Days

    Tuition Remission:

    • 8 credit hours per semester
    • Tuition remission at UMBC for eligible dependents after two years of FT employment

    Additional Benefits:

    • Life and disability insurance
    • Retirement/Pension plan
    • Professional development opportunities
    • Wellness opportunities
    • & Much more

    Contingent II positions may include benefits

    Benefits offered align with type (Regular, Contingent II, etc.) of position. Pay Range 12 (starting at $49,619) based on the University System of Maryland Pay Program.

    This is a full-time position Monday to Thursday 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday 12 Noon – 8:30 p.m. or Friday 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Work schedule is subject to change, based on changes in library hours.

    For more information and to apply for this position, please visit the UMBC Jobs website

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