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Library Student Employment

The CalArts Library employs approximately 85 students during the academic year as well as a smaller number in the summer. Student assistants work in all areas of the library during all hours the library is open including circulation, image services, film services, the Bijou, and technical processing. Pay rates range from $14.00 to $17.00 and are commensurate with the skill and experience required for the job.

Employment opportunities are available for both work-study and non-work-study students.  Most students work an average of ten hours per week. Students working in public service areas often work nights and/or weekends. Students may not exceed 20 hours per week during the academic year and 39 hours per week during the summer.  All positions are non-benefited.

Students awarded Federal Work study awards are given priority for open positions.

Review the online job descriptions in Compass (filter by employer for CalArts Library). Apply by submitting a resume and completing the online application form specific to the position.

All positions require a minimum commitment of four hours per week. Applications for academic year employment are available the first week in August, with the entire hiring process complete within 2-3 weeks.  Summer employment applications are accepted in April with all interviews and hiring decisions completed by the first week of May.

Students who have accepted a Federal Work Study award are eligible for work in the library.  In order to apply for a position, all appropriate I-9 documents must be turned in to Financial Aid Office for verification before applying for a position. 

Please follow the application steps outlined below.

  • Submit resume via Compass to the position supervisor.
  • Complete online application form for specific position. Link to the application form is in the position description.
  • Schedule an interview with the position supervisor.
  • Upon hiring, an institute SSA form must be filled out by the Access Services Librarian and signed by both the librarian and the student.
  • NOTE: You must have all I-9 documents on file with Financial Aid Office in order to be considered for a student position.
  • SSA is delivered by the Access Services Librarian to the payroll office for processing and official hiring. No shifts may be scheduled until you have received notice from your supervisor that the hiring process is complete.

Review the online job descriptions in Compass (filter by employer for CalArts Library). Apply by submitting a resume and completing the online application form specific to the position.

All positions require a minimum commitment of four hours per week. Applications for academic year employment are available the first week in August, with the entire hiring process complete within 2-3 weeks.  Summer employment applications are accepted in April with all interviews and hiring decisions completed by the first week of May.

Please follow the application steps outlined below.

  • Submit resume via Compass to the position supervisor.
  • Complete online application form for specific position. Link to the application form is in the position description.
  • Schedule an interview with the position supervisor.
  • Upon hiring, an institute SSA form must be filled out by the Access Services Librarian and signed by both the librarian and the student.
  • NOTE: You must have all I-9 documents on file with Human Resources in order to be considered for a student position.
  • SSA is delivered by the Access Services Librarian to the payroll office for processing and official hiring. No shifts may be scheduled until you have received notice from your supervisor that the hiring process is complete.

   

The Hub is the location of the CalArts Webadvisor and where you will enter hours worked on your electronic time card.  Time cards must be completed and electronically submitted by all pay period deadlines in order for on time payment of wages.

 

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24700 McBean Pkwy
Valencia, CA 91355
661.253.7889

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