Music Library Student Assistant

The Music Library is looking for its newest team members! The Music Library student assistant team is known for their steadfast willingness to help patrons, excellent problem solving skills, and ability to work independently. While appreciation and knowledge of various types of music and previous library experience is certainly a plus, it is not a requirement! We're interested in gaining team members who have an enthusiasm for music, the arts, and helping connect the W&M community with music.  As a Music Library student assistant, you will have the opportunity to help plan and participate in outreach activities, get a "behind-the-scenes" look into our media equipment collection, and gain a breadth of knowledge and facility about how our collection supports the music creation and preservation process. This is an on-site position located in the Music Library Ewell Hall...and YES! We are looking for folks for the Summer!

W&M Libraries is committed to building a culturally diverse cohort and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented candidates. 

ADA Considerations: This job requires the ability to lift 20 pounds, push a cart full of books, reach, stoop, and climb step stools to retrieve and shelve materials. 

Equipment circulated in the Music Library:

  • Speakers/Amps
  • MIDI Keyboard Controllers
  • Mic/Speaker Stands
  • Zoom H4N
  • Microphones
  • Recording Interfaces 
  • Synthesizers 
  • Accessories
  • Laptops (Mac & PC)


Music Library
Pay Rate: 
Hours per week: 
  • Acts as main point of contact for visitors to the Music Library and Ewell Hall; may require some evening and weekend hours
  • Provides general reference services (ex: navigating ML stacks, audio collection, equipment inventory) during shift, including weekends and evenings working alone; refers queries to Music and Arts librarian as appropriate
  • Monitors W&M Music Library email account
  • Answers W&M Music Library phone and refers patrons appropriately
  • Provides creative and technical assistance to patrons
  • Provides technical support for hardware and software
  • Assist patrons with the selection and loan of scores and multimedia equipment
  • Requires specialized knowledge of various recording technology equipment and music production software
  • Ability to troubleshoot issues with recording technology equipment and software. Refers queries to Music and Arts librarian when appropriate
  • Assists patrons with playback of multimedia in many formats
  • Responsible for effectively using both of the Music Library’s integrated library systems: LibCal and Alma
  • Assists with special library projects as assigned
  • Proficiency or ability to gain proficiency with a wide-range of software related to sound creation and production
  • Willingness to adapt and be flexible
  • Strong and honest communicator
  • Inquisitive and willingness to learn
  • Service oriented

To apply, complete our application for student employment.