Library Management Volunteer – Rubin Museum of Art

Immediate Opening – Commitment: 2 days per week

The Rubin Museum of Art is seeking a volunteer to assist our librarian in managing our small collection of books.  This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with a background in Library Science or pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Library Science or a similar subject. The Library Manager would work with the Curatorial Coordinator as a volunteer to field library requests from the museum staff.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Research and order books for library
  • Maintain Library book database using Library World Software Maintain records for all library book purchases Update Bibliography of exhibition related library books and resources
  • Maintain library subscriptions to online and print periodicals
  • Process all book checkouts and returns Re-shelve books and maintain order and tidiness of bookshelves Book research projects as requested by Curatorial, Education, and Visitor Services departments


Strong computer and organizational skills Ability to lift up to 25 lbs


Some knowledge of library catalog systems and organizational skills are required, as well as strong communication skills.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office software is preferred.

Rubin Museum of Art Overview

Rubin Museum of Art is home to a comprehensive collection of art from the Himalayas and surrounding regions. Through changing exhibitions and an array of engaging public programs, the Rubin Museum offers opportunities to explore the artistic legacy of the Himalayan region and to appreciate its place in the context of world cultures. For more information, please visit:

Intern/Volunteer Benefits:

All internships are unpaid. Academic requirements may be fulfilled by arrangement with the individual college or university. In appreciation of their dedication, interns and volunteers receive the following benefits:

Free admission at museums across the country 10% discount in the Caf? @ RMA and 25% discount on most items in the Shop @ RMA Free admission to most RMA programs when/if available and 10% discount on selected RMA programs Invitation to an annual appreciation event

How to apply:

Email resume and cover letter (noting your availability, interests, and qualifications) to:

Louise Brooks, Manager, Community Relations and Volunteer Programs Rubin Museum of Art

Rubin Museum of Art

150 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011 140 West 17th Street | staff and delivery entrance 212.620.5000 x328 | office

212.675.0105 | fax | |