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Access Services Associate: Media, Hampshire College, Harold F. Johnson Library (Amherst)


Reporting to the access services supervisor, the access services associate: media manages circulation of media production and presentation equipment for the library using the library catalog system.  This position hires, trains, and supervises student employee staff for equipment circulation at the media services desk and provides training on all areas of media production and presentation.  The associate is responsible for billed equipment follow up and responding to patrons who have questions about billed equipment.  This position manages and maintains the equipment in the collection including troubleshooting as needed and researching new equipment for purchase and serves as a backup for other access services associates and may fill in at the main InfoBar as needed.  In collaboration with the advanced media technical specialist, this position provides consultation and advice for student, faculty and staff project work. The associate serves on Five College library committees as needed.



Strong technical, managerial and instruction-based communication skills
Working knowledge of digital and analog photo, video, sound, and film production equipment
Basic familiarity with library catalog and database systems as well as with Mac, Windows, and mobile operating systems, and willingness to learn
Must be able to effectively mentor students to carry out comprehensive projects. 
Creativity in problem solving as well as amplifying college mission
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to present to diverse audiences, specifically racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse communities
A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds is essential
Supports and enhances a sense of belonging and success of students from traditionally marginalized populations
Passionate about working in an organization that values and promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism

A strong record of progressively responsible supervisory experience directly related to duties and responsibilities of the position, preferably in an academic environment
Experience with analog photo and film equipment
Working knowledge of past and current media formats
Familiarity with archival media preservation
Familiarity with social media

Two-year college degree or equivalent
Minimum of two years job-related experience
Alternatives to formal education and paid work experience may be considered as equivalent qualifications to include military service/training, volunteering, activism, and other non-traditional programs and experiences related to the position.

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$19.00 - $21.00  / hour

Closing Date

How to Apply


2022-07-01 |  Quick link to this job