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Work at Princeton Theological Seminary

Princeton Theological Seminary is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment with regard to race, creed, color, ancestry, age, gender, marital status, military status, national origin, religious affiliation (except as religion may be a bona fide occupational qualification for certain positions at the seminary), disability, sexual or affectional orientation, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait of an individual, or any other characteristic protected by law.

All positions listed will be posted for at least 5 business days before being filled.


PT Circulation Assistant

Princeton Theological Seminary (PTSEM) is a professional and graduate school that prepares women and men to serve Jesus Christ in ministries marked by faith, integrity, scholarship, competence, compassion, and joy, equipping them for leadership worldwide in congregations and the larger church, in classrooms and the academy, and in the public arena.

The Seminary provides a residential community of worship and learning where a sense of calling is tested and defined, where scripture and the Christian tradition are appropriated critically, where faith and intellect mature and lifelong friendships begin, and where habits of discipleship are so nourished that members of the community may learn to proclaim with conviction, courage, wisdom, and love the good news that Jesus Christ is Lord.

Today, PTSEM is seeking a Part-Time (19 hours per week) Circulation Assistant,

Public Services, reporting to the Reports to the Head of Circulation. Performs a variety of essential library Circulation operations, oversees the work of student employees and has responsibility for particular projects


Responsibilities:

  • Supervises the work of graduate students.
  • Assists with the routine activities of Circulation operations including, but not limited to:
    • Checking in, checking out, and renewing materials for patrons
    • Issuing library cards and updating patron records
    • Monitoring departmental email inbox for questions and recall requests
    • Answering general questions in person and over the phone
    • Technical tasks such as scanning, troubleshooting and clearing jams from copiers, replacing toner cartridges
    • May assist with shelving books
    • Maintaining and ordering Circulation supplies
  • Performs interlibrary loan support. Manages incoming and outgoing requests. Supervises the gathering, scanning, and mailing of materials.
  • Assists with course reserves, with responsibility for processing physical items and scanning e-reserves.
  • Manages the process of searching for, and reporting of, missing and lost books.
  • Assists with inventory and other collection-related projects, including responsibility for shelf reading, identifying books that lack barcodes or item records, and library system data cleanup.

Qualifications:

  • Previous work experience in a library, preferably in public services.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work under the pressure of regular contact with the public. Ability to adapt to changing needs, including learning new systems and workflows, particularly when deadlines are at hand.
  • Experience supervising students.
  • Knowledge of Library of Congress classification system. Experience with Microsoft Office and integrated library systems.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in the context of a small, collegial team in a changing environment. Demonstrated flexibility, openness to innovation, as well as a commitment to continuous learning and a user-centered perspective.
  • Ability to lift weight up to 40 lbs., to push heavily loaded book trucks, to use stepladders for access to upper shelves in library stacks, and the ability to work on one’s feet for extended periods of time.

For consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and the names of three professional references to apply@ptsem.edu

Princeton Theological Seminary reserves the right to amend this position description at any time.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by the law.


Cataloging Librarian

Princeton Theological Seminary (PTSEM) is a professional and graduate school that prepares women and men to serve Jesus Christ in ministries marked by faith, integrity, scholarship, competence, compassion, and joy, equipping them for leadership worldwide in congregations and the larger church, in classrooms and the academy, and in the public arena.

The Seminary provides a residential community of worship and learning where a sense of calling is tested and defined, where scripture and the Christian tradition are appropriated critically, where faith and intellect mature and lifelong friendships begin, and where habits of discipleship are so nourished that members of the community may learn to proclaim with conviction, courage, wisdom, and love the good news that Jesus Christ is Lord.

Today, PTSEM is seeking a Cataloging Librarian reporting to the Head of Cataloging, providing original and copy cataloging of library materials in all formats to meet quality and production expectations across the collections as requested by the Head Cataloger in a project-based environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to cataloging related projects, authority work, and linked data initiatives, as requested by the Head Cataloger.
  • Assist with the physical processing of all materials, as directed by the Head Cataloger.
  • Manage and train student workers, as directed by the Head Cataloger.
  • Stay abreast of developments in direct areas of job responsibility and demonstrate commitment to professional development.
  • Commit to continuous improvement through regular and creative contributions of ideas, tools, or projects for improving cataloging and processing workflows, quality control, and setting and maintaining of production standards.
  • Serves as a member of an agile, cross-functional library team, including contributing to the Library’s alignment with the Seminary’s Strategic Plan, to Library assessment, and to a user-centered service model.

Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science.
  • Familiarity with the theological and religious concepts, language, and history. Master’s degree in theology, religious studies, or related discipline preferred.
  • Fluency in German and one additional language (French or Spanish preferred).
  • Knowledge of relevant cataloging standards, tools, and cooperative programs (RDA, MARC21; OCLC’s Connexion client, FirstSearch, ClassWeb/Cataloger’s Desktop; NACO; etc.); familiarity with metadata and other linked data standards (XML, Bibframe, etc.) a plus.
  • Proven problem-solving ability, excellent organizational and communication skills, and ability to pay close attention to detail, balancing quality and productivity. Strong analytical skills; excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively. Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated commitment to professional development.

For consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and the names of three professional references to apply@ptsem.edu

Princeton Theological Seminary reserves the right to amend this position description at any time.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by the law.


Institute for Youth Ministry’s Project Assistant

Princeton Theological Seminary (PTSEM) is a professional and graduate school that prepares women and men to serve Jesus Christ in ministries marked by faith, integrity, scholarship, competence, compassion, and joy, equipping them for leadership worldwide in congregations and the larger church, in classrooms and the academy, and in the public arena.

The Seminary provides a residential community of worship and learning where a sense of calling is tested and defined, where scripture and the Christian tradition are appropriated critically, where faith and intellect mature and lifelong friendships begin, and where habits of discipleship are so nourished that members of the community may learn to proclaim with conviction, courage, wisdom, and love the good news that Jesus Christ is Lord.

Today, PTSEM is seeking a part-time Project Assistant to join the Office of the Institute for Youth Ministry. This is a temporary, 6-month role.

This individual will provide general oversight and support for the day-to-day operations and activities of the IYM for the primary purpose of the administration of a grant project: The Log College Project. Assisting with digital initiatives, conferences, events, and resource creation (podcasts, articles, etc.) Manage leadership and participant contracts, leader correspondence on logistics, honoraria, and expenses for all project activities. Maintain financial records, including regular budget management and accounting. Provide financial information as needed to the Director and Program Coordinator and assist with budget reports. Approve payment and reimbursement requests and communicate efficiently and effectively with Princeton Theological Seminary’s Business Office. Assist Project Coordinator in preparing informational materials for grant project, including participant lists, agendas, invoices, and event packets. Represent the IYM and Princeton Theological Seminary at designated events. Serve as liaison with host sites for off-campus grant activities as required, including shipments, coordinating special equipment, food services, etc.

Candidate will possess superior organizational, administrative, interpersonal, and communication skills. Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across offices and departments and the ability to work collaboratively with others. Ability to think and work independently and creatively, using good judgment, troubleshooting, solving problems, and meeting deadlines.

For consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references to apply@ptsem.edu.

Princeton Theological Seminary reserves the right to amend this position description at any time.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.




We are an equal opportunity employer.

Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Pastor at Franklin Lakes United Methodist Church, New Jersey

Alison VanBuskirk, Class of 2015

“My call as a pastor centers on shaping a community where people can connect and be real with each other and God.”