St Lawrence County Historical Association
The St Lawrence County Historical Association, located in Canton, NY, seeks applicants for the Executive Director position who can provide strong leadership for accomplishing the Association’s work to collect, preserve, research, and interpret the history of St Lawrence County.
Founded in 1947 and permanently chartered in 1955, the St Lawrence County Historical Association has continued to grow and features excellent physical facilities. The present facilities include the Silas Wright House, originally belonging to Silas Wright, an important 19th century United States Senator and Governor of New York. The Wright House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a part of the Canton Village Park Historic District. A new “Red Barn” addition to the Silas Wright House was opened in 2001 and provides high quality environmental controls for artifact and archival collections, a new display gallery with excellent space for events, and a new archives patron area. Accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums was awarded in 1982. Additional information regarding the Association can be viewed at the website.
The Executive Director is responsible to the SLCHA Board of Trustees and reports directly to the Board.
Provide dynamic leadership and administration of all day to day operations including: exhibits, programs, collections, acquisitions, preservation, research, grant proposals, and other activities of the Association
Develop and implement public relations strategies to promote St Lawrence County history and Association events and programs
Serve as representative of the Association to political Bodies, agencies, educational institutions, historical organizations, museums, and all other organizations as necessary
Serve as St Lawrence County Historian and interact with town, village, and city historians of St Lawrence County
Hire and supervise all staff
Oversee maintenance and upkeep of all properties of the Association
Oversee publication of the Association’s periodical The Quarterly, newsletter, and other publications
Oversee financial budget
Provide reports to the Association’s Board of Trustees as specified
Attend the Association’s Board of Trustees monthly meetings and as many committee meetings as possible
Bachelor’s degree in history, museum studies, or other directly relevant major to the position
Demonstrated thorough knowledge of theory and practices governing the operations of museums
Demonstrated thorough knowledge of theory and practices of archives and management of historical records
Demonstrated through knowledge of conservation/preservation of both artifact and archives collections
Demonstrated knowledge of historical research and accurate sources of historical materials and their use
Good knowledge of financial management, public relations, fund raising and advocacy techniques
Ability to supervise staff in an effective manner
Excellent organizational skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Familiarity and comfort with technology, especially computer word processing and spreadsheet software
Master’s degree in Public History, Museum Studies or closely related field, or equivalent long-term experience in a museum with archives setting
At least five years professional experience in a museum and archives setting
Familiarity with databases and technology relevant specifically to museum and archival collections
Salary & Benefits:
Salary range will be $35,000 to $45,000 depending on qualifications and years of experience.
How to Apply:
To be considered, applicants must submit all of the following:
a letter of application that addresses details of both the required and preferred qualifications
a vita or resume
3 letters of recommendation from 3 professional references, along with names and contact information (phone number and email address) for further questions of references from the Search Committee.
The deadline for receipt of all applicant materials is April 15, 2014. Application materials should be sent to:
Chair, SLCHA Search Committee
PO Box 51
Canton, NY 13617
DeWitt Community Library
Must be able to work evenings (5:00 – 9:00) and Sunday (12:30 – 5:00)
Under the supervision of the Assistant Director, this position performs a variety of duties related
Assists with opening and closing procedures under the direction of the staff member in charge
Sorts, shelves, and shifts various library materials accurately according to library classification systems (alphabetic, numeric, and alphanumeric)
Empties book drops several times a day
Reads shelves for accuracy and re-shelves misplaced items
Under the supervision of a library staff member, checks library materials in and out at the circulation desk, collects fines and other payments and registers library patrons using an automated circulation system
Answers library patrons’ directional questions and directs other questions to appropriate staff
Answers telephones; provides routine information and directs incoming calls to appropriate staff
Registers patrons for library programs using online calendar software
Retrieves library materials from shelves for library staff and patrons
Provides assistance to patrons in the use of copiers, computers, printers and other public equipment
Accepts donations and issues receipts
Carries out other duties, as assigned
Knowledge of or ability to learn library filing and shelving rules
Ability to learn and use a personal computer and peripherals
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
Ability to maintain an effective working relationship with co-workers and work as part of a team
Tact and courtesy in dealing with staff and public
Please send a resume to apply to: email@example.com
St. John Fisher College
Responsible for the smooth functioning of day-to-day operations for the Access Services Department, ensuring a high level of customer service.
Primary responsibilities include:
Staffing the Library Information Desk evenings and weekends and training/monitoring student workers
Opening/Closing the Library as needed
Shelving, Interlibrary Loan processing, special projects
Customer service ability and experience
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work positively and productively in a team oriented, fast paced changing environment
Capacity to interact professionally with the public and to work as a team member with other employees
Supervisory experience (training and monitoring others’ work)
Working knowledge of Microsoft applications
Ability to be flexible and handle frequent interruptions
Attention to detail
Ability to work night and weekend hours with flexibiltiy for daytime hours as well as consultation for emergency support or backup
How to Apply:
Applications received by March 12 will receive first consideration.
St John Fisher College
Lavery Library seeks a detail oriented, team player for the position of Technical Services Assistant. Lavery Library is an award winning institution where change is embraced and out of the box ideas are welcome. As the library adds digital collections, there are many opportunities to learn new things and participate in library projects. This is a full-time, 12-month, paraprofessional position.
The Technical Services Assistant ensures that library patrons have access to library materials by coordinating the ordering, receiving, cataloging and record maintenance of materials in multiple formats, both print and online. The Technical Services Assistant supervises library student workers. This is a multifaceted job that requires significant attention to detail, organizational skills and judgment.
One year related work experience in a business environment, library or information center with direct involvement with large, highly-structured database systems, e.g. Banner, Library Management System.
Experience with batch loading, report generation, and/or database maintenance.
High degree of mental concentration, attention to detail, and accuracy
Customer service orientation
Excellent communication, organizational, and problem solving skills
Ability to work independently
Working knowledge of common office software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
Capacity to analyze, modify, and implement ideas in a changing environment
Excellent time management skills
Capacity to interact professionally with the public, and to work as a team member with other employees
Experience with training and documentation
Familiarity with data manipulation and report generation
Familiarity with purchasing, receiving, and fund management techniques
How to Apply:
For more information and online application, please see the job posting here https://jobs.sjfc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51565
Applications received by March 4th will receive first consideration.
Northern Onondaga Public Library
The Northern Onondaga Public Library seeks a part-time Librarian Assistant (Publicity and Graphic Design) to help “spread the word” about the wonderful things happening at NOPL libraries in Brewerton, Cicero and North Syracuse.
-18-20 hours per week
-Some flexibility in work schedule
-Part-time staff members are eligible to join the New York State Retirement System, and receive some employee benefits
-Requires a 4-year degree
Working with our Adult Programming and Public Relations Coordinator, you will:
-Develop an electronic newsletter
-Provide content for and maintain library website
-Provide content for online and print calendars
-Take photographs of library events for publication
-Prepare promotional material for programs and services, such as digital signs, graphics, posters and flyers
-Use social networking tools to reach new users and improve overall visibility in NOPL’s service area and beyond
-Assist Public Relations Coordinator with general publicity tasks (event coordination, annual reports)
Preferred skills include:
-Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and WordPress
-Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign)
Salary & Benefits:
-Starting hourly rate is $20.46 (2% increase in May)
How to Apply:
Please send a resume and letter of interest to Kate McCaffrey at the address above, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org by 2/21/2014.
North Chili, NY
Dawnbreaker is a professional services firm providing commercialization assistance to advanced technology firms and their investors. We specialize in business and manufacturing planning, market research, marketing communications, and negotiations. Two distinguishing features characterize our work: (1) an emphasis on measurable results, and (2) a programmatic, yet flexible approach to growing our clients’ business. http://www.dawnbreaker.com
In order to continue to meet the demands of our clients, Dawnbreaker is expanding the Market Research Department. The Market Research Department works on a variety of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs including work for the Navy, Department of Energy, National Science Foundation and others.
The primary responsibility of the market researcher is to investigate potential markets for a product, technology, or invention that one of our clients is developing. The market research specialist searches for information related to industries, markets, and competitors in content areas for example defense, energy, manufacturing, nanotechnology, and IT. The successful candidate must be able to prepare professional quality, fully-cited, written reports that incorporate this research. The successful candidate will be mentored and will be expected to learn how to be efficient in producing high quality reports in a steady manner. The candidate will be expected to work out of the Rochester, NY office.
A Bachelors degree is a pre-requisite in any field that requires a scholarly approach to knowledge and demands the ability to think analytically and write lucidly. Disciplines such as business, natural sciences, political science, and communications make for good candidates. An advanced degree in library science or business is desirable. A minimum of five years experience with conducting research is highly recommended. Candidates should bring a writing sample with them to the interview which demonstrates their ability to use scholarly sources in preparing a written report.
Mature individual with an excellent work ethic and a scholarly approach to market research. The candidate must be inquisitive, confident, facile with writing, and diligent in searching – while still being mindful of time constraints. The candidate must be an independent worker with a desire to become a strong, contributing member of our team. Taking pride in one’s work, while being able to take input from others is vital.
Salary & Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with experience. Starting pay will be between $38k – $56K. Dawnbreaker offers competitive benefits packages including:
• Medical coverage
• Supplemental and life insurance through AFLAC
• 401(k) retirement plan
• Wellness/Health club reimbursements
• Paid holidays and vacation days
How to Apply:
John K Servo Jr.
3161 Union Street
North Chili, NY
This is a senior secretary position requiring outstanding organization, planning, and communication skills, superior accuracy, and the ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion. The individual must be an inherently motivated, service-oriented professional. Duties include general secretarial, clerical, receptionist and project-based work. The position also requires an individual who possesses the ability to cross-train in other areas while still performing the duties of the library secretary. Must be able to work occasional evening/weekend hours.
Serves as source of information to students, staff, faculty, and patrons on library policies, procedures, and office activities. Greets visitors. Answers and screens telephone calls. Provides assistance or refers / routes complex or confidential matters to appropriate individual.
Independently drafts correspondence. Follows procedures for receiving gifts and donations according to College policies and sends routine acknowledgements. Receives and distributes incoming mail to staff and /or departments in the library.
Manages library administrator’s appointment calendars. Coordinates and schedules departmental and committee meetings. Prepares, schedules and informs participants, confirming dates and times. Attends, records, transcribes and distributes minutes. Prepares, assembles, maintains and updates schedules, lists, manuals, directories, and handbooks for distribution and use by others. Assists director and library staff with conference and meeting travel arrangements, and works at the circulation desk when needed.
Establishes, maintains and retrieves print files and computer records and forms. Maintains detailed statistical data of library operations and acquisitions accounts using databases or spreadsheets. Maintains back-up records and up-to-date budget information to assist director in preparing reports and with administering library accounts and records.
Receives periodic updates of financial activity and prepares summary reports. Assists in the budget process by gathering and compiling required information. Verifies and processes all library invoices for payment via the college administrative information system (AIS), including library memberships, service contracts, interlibrary loan charges, and OCLC charges. Requests, receives, and maintains inventory, and submits orders, for all office supplies and equipment.
Maintains key control for the library building, machine inventory (excluding computers), submits work orders to facilities management and follows up on maintenance problems, repairs, service and work orders.
Records work statistics for 60 plus work study/college payrollstudent assistants. Prepares and authorizes time sheets for payroll. Coordinates student hiring for all library departments through Student Employment. Ensures confidentiality of information.
Works with supervisors to develop specific goals that support Utica
College’s operational plans. This is done at least annually through the annual performance evaluation process, however review of goals will occur throughout the year. Responsible for working with supervisor and other team members to achieve successful results on all established individual and departmental goals and key performance indicators
Performs other duties as assigned and/or assists with special projects as are required by circumstance, including summer shelf reading and working in circulation and inter library loan.
May oversee the work of student assistants as required
Associate degree required
Bachelor’s degree desired.
Minimum one-year relevant secretarial work experience or combination of equivalent education and experience.
Preferred Experience :
Prior experience or training in secretarial / clerical skills desired.
Experience with Ellucian Banner preferred.
Experience working in an academic library desired.
Ability to deal courteously, patiently, and effectively when dealing with others
Knowledge of office practices, including filing systems, telephone techniques, customer service standards and procedures, and proofreading/editing for professional letter and report writing
Ability to communicate effectively [in writing and orally]
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures
Ability to work accurately with attention to detail
Ability to plan, organize and prioritize time and work assignments effectively, and adapt to changes in workflow and detailed procedures
Ability to work well independently and cooperatively in a team environment
Ability to [hire, train, evaluate, schedule and/or supervise] work study students
Knowledge of library principles, practices, and terminology
Ability to organize one’s own workplace and find needed information quickly
Excellent keyboarding, word processing, data entry [MS Office Suite] and/or other computer skills
Willingness to acquire and maintain up-to-date job skills at the level necessary to meet changing demands of the position
Ability to learn and utilize office equipment, computers and software, especially as systems are upgraded
Ability to lift, examine, and move books as needed
Salary & Benefits:
How to Apply:
Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/cvxd5wh
Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System
The Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System seeks a full time Business Office Manager. The position is responsible for the primary bookkeeping and accounting operations of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System, and provides clerical support to the Director.
-Responsible for bank deposits and coordination of reconciliation
-Pays and records System bills and claim forms
-Communicates with and submits payroll information to payroll company
-Maintains financial records of the System in an accounting software
-Annually provides records to external auditor as requested
-Invoices member libraries for materials and services provided
-Produces monthly financial statements and balance sheets for Board Meetings
-Compiles and submits quarterly statistics from member libraries to two counties along with payment requests
-Annually compiles financial statistics for State Annual Report
-Responsible for Human Resources activities and Benefits administration
- Works with payroll company to submit required tax forms to NY State and IRS
-Coordinates Annual Meeting planning, including reservations and invitations
-Orders supplies as needed
-Updates and distributes System Directory every year
- Produces reports as requested by the Director
-Travel, as required
-Other duties and responsibilities, as assigned
Qualifications & Skills Required
-Knowledge of basic bookkeeping and accounting principles
-Strong mathematical skills
-Attention to detail while meeting strict deadlines
-Ability to prioritize
-Ability to understand and carry out detailed verbal and written instructions
-Strong computers skills, including use of common word processing, spreadsheet and accounting software
-Problem solving skills in a variable and dynamic setting
-Ability to work with others as part of a team
-Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field
-Four years’ experience in an office setting
-Human Resources experience
-Experience with Quickbooks accounting software
$30k+, commensurate with experience. An excellent benefits package including NYS Retirement, vacation and health benefits are included.
The Chautauqua Cattaraugus Library System is located at 106 W. 5th St., Jamestown, NY 14701.
Please email your cover letter, resume and at least 3 professional references in pdf format to email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions regarding this opening can be directed to Eli Guinnee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-484-7135 x228.