Federal Work-Study and Scholarship Opportunities

August 21, 2012

The Continuing Education marketing assistant will assist in keeping the CE website up to date. The CE marketing  assistant will also prepare CE e-mail marketing and help with weekly postal mailings to prospective CE students. This position may also assist the CE director in developing and implementing strategies for using social networking mediums to promote CE courses and programs. They will also help out with open houses and other special events to promote Continuing Education and Pre-College classes and programs when available.  Additional duties as assigned.

Prospective student workers for this position should be interested in traditional and new media marketing strategies. This position requires someone who is methodical, organized and detail oriented. Knowledge of HTML and CSS is preferred.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Doris Ostrander by email at ceadvisor@corcoran.org or by phone at (202) 298-2542.

August 21, 2012

Job Title:                                Library Assistant

Number of positions:                1-8 assistants

Work schedule:                    One or more shifts per week for the semester

Days and times:
Mondays-Thursdays – 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Fridays – 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturdays – 10  a.m. to 4 p.m.

Work load:                            4 to 12 hours total per week, plus an additional one to three 6 hour Saturday shifts; additional hours as substitute

Position description:           Under the supervision of the permanent staff, the Corcoran Library student assistants are responsible for administering the information desk, performing circulation services, answering user’s reference questions, performing routine collection maintenance, and providing first level support for all library functions, including technology assistance. In order to properly assist users and make sound judgment calls when completing assigned tasks, student assistants will be knowledgeable about library policies, well-versed in library collections and services, skilled at providing first level technical support for computers and library equipment, and will provide consistent, high-quality customer service at all points of contact with users.

                                                This position will help students develop professional work place skills, expand their resumes, and cultivate references.

Duties:                                Administration and operation of Circulation Desk

  • Provide high-quality customer service to library users
  • Check in/out library materials, and alert staff to problems
  • Ensure the integrity, privacy, and confidentiality of user records and transactions
  • Maintain poise when confronted by complaints or disputes
  • Monitor activity in the library, the level of noise and the use of the facility
  • Maintain awareness of who is coming in and going out of the library and any situations that may need the attention of permanent staff, Public Safety, or Facilities

Assisting library users with basic reference, resource, and technology questions

  • Assist users in finding items through a familiarity with the online catalog, Library of Congress classification system, the layout of library, and its collections
  • Facilitate access to resources in the print and digital collections with the use of the online catalog and research databases
  • Answer directional and informational questions, both library and college-related
  • Provide users with Corcoran Library policies: reserves, loan periods, visitors, printing, appropriate computer use, etc.
  • Provide first level IT support to users with technical problems and questions

Collection maintenance

  • Return circulating books to the stacks and shift materials accurately
  • Inventory/shelf-read areas of the collection to ensure accuracy and locate missing items
  • Receive, sort, check in, and shelve periodicals and newspapers
  • Shift books and participate in space planning

Operation of the library (in the absence of permanent staff)

  • Responsible for first level response to facility malfunctions and ensuring safety of library occupants
  • Coordinate with Security to open and close the library according to schedule

Training/Requirements:     Library assistants must attend twomandatorygroup trainings at the start of the semester on general library procedures and FERPA policy, time and date TBD upon hire. (This applies to new and returning workers, as several procedures have changed. Only extreme and unexpected emergencies will be excused.)

                                                Individual training will be given during the first few work shifts.

                                                Informal training occurs throughout the year as questions arise.

Required Qualities:                            

  • High quality customer service skills         
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Self-motivated, dependable, enthusiastic, and interested in the work being done
  • Available to work 1-3 Saturdays a semester
  • Ability to lift 30lbs and push 50lbs
  • Work study financial aid award

Preferred Qualities:

  • Previous library experience

Please apply by e-mail, and include the following:

  • Your name, e-mail, and phone number
  • A paragraph describing your interest and qualities for the position
  • A brief resume
  • Your preferred work hours (remember to account for time to get between campuses and eat before or after your shift)

Contact:                                 Jacqueline Protka, Digital Assets and Media Librarian
                                             jprotka@corcoran.org, 202-639-1765

August 21, 2012

The Georgetown student worker will provide front desk coverage for the Georgetown Administrative office answering the phone, greeting students, faculty and visitors to the office and the campus. Their duties will include assisting in preparing materials, such as packets and mailing for the Graduate Programs, assisting in inventorying supplies and general office duties such as data-entry, filing, copying and running errands. The Georgetown student worker will also assist with displaying artwork throughout the building, keep the student lounge in order and help set up for special events. Additional duties as assigned.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Kelly McKenna by email at georgetown@corcoran.org or by phone at (202) 298-2541.

August 9, 2012

Teaching Artist Positions:

The Corcoran’s in-school outreach program Arts 101 is seeking teaching artists for their collaborating DCPS schools. The Arts 101 program, focused on middle schools, is a semester-based museum outreach program designed to empower students to think and act creatively in their lives, their learning, and their community. Using the Gallery’s permanent collection as a primary resource, Arts 101 fosters visual, written and oral literacy, intellectual curiosity, creative problem solving and confidence in a museum setting.


Arts 101 Partner Schools:

Brookland Education Campus- 1401 Michigan Ave., NE, Washington DC 20017

Eliot- Hine Middle School-1830 Constitution Ave., NE, Washington DC 20002

Kelly Miller Middle School- 301 49thStreet, NE, Washington DC 20019

SEED Public Charter School- 4300 C Street, SE, Washington DC 20019

John Philip Sousa Middle School- 3650 Ely Place, SE, Washington DC 20019



Student Teaching Artists will make visits and work alongside DCPS/DCPCS teachers to collaborate on an art-making project, accompany a school tour at the Corcoran, and assist with the final exhibition on December 13th.


Arts 101 classes meet during the school day and vary in length depending on individual school schedules.  Including travel time, two to three hours should be allotted per visit.   Student Teaching Artists need to be able to commit to the Arts 101 program consistently once or twice a week for a semester.


Fall 2012 Schedule:

September- December 13, 2012



Required: Teaching Artists will need to submit a resume and have experience working with youth.  Teaching Artists will also be required to submit a background check and TB test provided by the Corcoran.* Students qualifying for financial aid may receive work-study compensation.  Please check with the Office of Financial Services for more information.

For more information on the program please contact jkho@corcoran.org

August 9, 2012

The Arts and Humanities Department is looking for an office assistant to help the faculty and Department Chair with administrative tasks, including but not limited to making photocopies, scanning documents, assembling documents for self-study, updating the website, and other administrative tasks. We are looking for someone with skills in academic research, organization, oral and written communication, and knowledge of Microsoft software programs to work approximately  6 hours per week.

To apply for this position, please send a brief cover letter and resume to Lisa Lipinski via email at:  llipinski@corcoran.org.