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Library Assistant

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Library Assistant


Library Assistant

The Cleveland Institute of Art invites applications for the Library Assistant in Technical Services at the Jessica R. Gund Memorial Library. The library fosters an atmosphere that encourages inquiry, inclusion, collaboration, and exploration to help our community think, create, share, engage, and grow. The responsibilities of the Library Assistant include managing the library’s periodical collection, copy cataloging, and providing a broad range of clerical support for the library’s acquisitions, cataloging, and processing functions. Circulation duties include providing circulation and reference services to a diverse and highly creative population.

A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered. The ideal candidate will have accuracy, attention to detail, solid computer skills, strong problem solving and prioritization skills. Due to the interaction with CIA students, faculty and staff the candidate should be friendly with customer service expertise and self-driven with the ability to work with minimal direction and maximum interruptions.

The work schedule for this full-time position varies.  During the academic year, the work schedule will be afternoon and evening hours, Sunday through Thursday.  During breaks, the work schedule is weekdays only.

We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized or underrepresented in art and higher education and who will contribute to the breadth and diversity of our community.


This is a full-time non-exempt position.  Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Cleveland Institute of Art offers a benefit package including; vacation, sick, personal time accrual as well as additional time off while the college is closed during winter break; health and dental insurance, life and disability insurance, 403B retirement contribution, tuition remission, free campus parking, and inter-museum council discounts.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, CIA complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity or national origin.

About CIA

The Cleveland Institute of Art is one of the nation’s leading accredited independent colleges of art and design. Since 1882, the college has been an educational cornerstone in Cleveland, Ohio, producing graduates competitive as studio artists, designers, photographers, contemporary craftspeople, and educators.  With approximately 600 students, CIA offers a personal educational experience with the benefits of a larger institution. Students choose from 13 majors and live and work in Cleveland’s University Circle, one of the country’s most unique cultural centers – recently named by USA Today as the “Best Arts District” in the country.

The mission of CIA is to cultivate creative leaders who inspire people, strengthen communities, and contribute to a thriving and sustainable economy through an innovative education in art and design.  Visit our website at:

CIA Vaccination Requirement Notice

Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) is committed to protecting our students, employees, and our communities from COVID-19. Toward that goal, and in consideration of guidance released by the state of Ohio, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and a variety of public health authorities and professional organizations, CIA has implemented a vaccination requirement policy for its students and employees.

All employees are required to receive the Covid-19 vaccination as determined by CIA and provide proof of their fully vaccinated status upon hire.
Reasonable Accommodation: Employees in need of an exemption from this policy requirement due to a medical reason, or because of a sincerely held religious or moral belief must request a Request for Exemption form from Human Resources to begin the interactive accommodation process after an official offer of employment is accepted. Accommodations will be considered and/or granted where they do not cause CIA undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others.


Please provide salary range, if applicable: $16 - $18 per hour