Circulation Manager

Reports to: Assistant Dean of the Library and Archives 

Status: Exempt

Reporting to the assistant dean of the library and archives, the circulation manager oversees all circulation activities in the Curtis Institute of Music library. The circulation manager works collaboratively with the assistant dean of the library and archives, associate librarian, and systems and cataloging librarian to provide excellent service and easy access to physical library materials. This is a full-time, 9-month position (September-May) with full-year benefits.


  • Provide direct public service at the circulation desk including the circulation of all materials.
  • Manage student, faculty, staff, and alumni patron accounts
  • Perform all circulation tasks in the ILS (Sierra)
  • Collaborate with assistant librarian to train and supervise student workers doing circulation tasks
  • Schedule circulation desk coverage
  • Calculate daily circulation statistics
  • Collect payment for fines and lost book fees
  • Manage daily re-shelving and occasional shelf shifting projects
  • Manage stack maintenance
  • Work with outside binding contractor on preparation, pick-up, delivery, and inventory
  • Accession all new book and score acquisitions
  • Answer directional and music reference questions as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the assistant dean of the library and archives
  • Collaborate with campus security staff on library safety and security

Required Core Values:

The ideal candidate must exhibit:

  • a positive, “can-do” attitude
  • devotion and dedication to Curtis, its students, alumni, and parents
  • passion for their work, and contribution to the field and greater good
  • commitment and accountability for their work, and an ability to effect change
  • desire and willingness to collaborate, think creatively, and make data-driven decisions
  • respect, courtesy, and patience for colleagues, other staff, faculty, patrons, core constituents, and volunteers
  • an eagerness to make Curtis a more diverse and inclusive institution

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

  • Routine for office environment

To Apply:

For best consideration, interested and qualified applicants should electronically submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and salary requirements to: Curtis offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and an attractive benefit package. Hire is contingent upon the successful passing of PA Act 153 and criminal (ADP) background screenings. No phone calls, please. EOE. URL: