School of Visual Arts
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Full Time

JOB TITLE: Circulation Manager


REPORTS TO: Associate Library Director

POSITION SCOPE: Co-supervises the SVA Library circulation department including student worker supervision, maintenance of library collections, and circulation-related patron needs at the Main Library and SVA Library West encompassing the evening and weekend hours during the semester.


  • Hires, trains; evaluates, and supervises 10-12 student workers; resolving personnel problems; planning and conducting staff training and meetings; preparing, maintaining, and updating training manuals.
  • Creates student worker schedules; keeping track of student hours and submitting timesheets for all federal work study and part-time student workers.
  • Oversees the maintenance of library collections and facilities ensuring that all library materials are charged, discharged, shelved efficiently, and readily accessible.
  • Resolves patron service complaints and problems; settles issues related to fines and holds placed on patron accounts. Problem solves patron matters related to other special circumstances.
  • Supervises maintenance of patron accounts using Alma library software and data from Colleague, SVA's administrative computing system. Collects and maintains circulation and student worker statistics.
  • Coordinates with Office of Academic Advisement regarding clearances of library holds for seniors prior to graduation in addition to interruption of studies notices.
  • Regularly processes trace forms for missing materials; assists with lost item reports.
  • Coordinates with other library staff as needed for developing and maintaining special library displays.
  • Meets regularly with supervisor to set and implement departmental goals concerning policies and space needs.
  • Participates in library space planning for circulation-related and public areas.
  • Assists in planning and managing annual book sales.
  • Other special tasks and projects as determined by supervisor.


  • BA/BS degree (preferably art or humanities related)
  • Supervisory experience
  • Customer service experience
  • Solid working knowledge of Mac & PC computing systems
  • Detail oriented and highly responsible
  • Must be self-directed
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem resolutions skills
  • Previous library experience desirable

School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers, and creative professionals for nearly seven decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, dynamic curriculum, and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprised of more than 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world.

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