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Vacancy - Staff Librarian - The U.S. Army Band Support Staff


STAFF LIBRARIAN, The U.S. Army Band Support Staff

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 6, 2020

TELEPHONE INTERVIEWS: January 13 - 17, 2020

INTERVIEW DATE: March 16 - 27, 2020


The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” the U.S. Army’s premier musical organization, announces a vacancy for STAFF LIBRARIAN.

The Music Support Group consists of three librarians and three arrangers, and serves the needs of over 200 musicians in seven performing ensembles and various smaller chamber groups. Library hours are generally 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.


PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Music Library is the primary resource for all sheet music needs within the organization. With a collection of over 100,000 holdings, A Staff Librarian is responsible for all aspects of music preparation, including, but not limited to music purchase, licensing, rental, publishing, proofreading, editing, distribution, and collection maintenance. The Music Library is also frequently called upon to assist other military music libraries in support of Joint Service missions within the National Capitol Region of Washington, D.C.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music or equivalent experience
  • A working knowledge of repertoire, foreign terms, orchestration, and notation
  • Proficiency with MS Office with emphasis on Word, Excel, Outlook and Access
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Flexibility to react quickly to changing mission requirements
  • Knowledge of copyright law

Military benefits include medical and dental care; 30-days paid vacation each year; permanent assignment to Fort Myer, and educational benefits such as military Tuition Assistance and the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill.

All applicants must have U.S. citizenship due to a security clearance requirement. All invited applicants will be given instructions to coordinate pre-screening with their regional Military Entrance Processing Station to ensure they meet entrance requirements for enlistment in The U.S. Army prior to attending the live interview. Individuals who are offered the position following the live interview must enlist and begin Basic Combat Training prior to their 35th birthday.


INTERVIEW INFORMATION

Upon review of all submitted packets, select individuals will be asked to schedule a telephone interview. After completion of the telephone interviews, a limited number of finalists will be invited to interview in person.

In-person interviews will be held at Brucker Hall, home of The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” at 400 McNair Road, Fort Myer, Virginia 22211-1306.

Travel expenses for civilians will be paid for by The U.S. Army pending enlistment qualification and funding approval. Military personnel should refer to their respective units to request travel funding.


TO APPLY FOR THE VACANCY PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

  • Cover letter addressed to “Interview Panel”
  • Résumé including email address
  • Full-length photograph
  • Letters of Recommendation with reference contact information
  • Military applicants must also include their Enlisted Records Brief, or equivalent, a Commander’s letter of intent, and their last three NCOERs if applicable.


PREFERRED APPLICATION FILE FORMATS:

  • PDF files for all documents including photos
  • No ZIP files

Recent enlistment policy has heavily restricted prior service personnel from re-entering the Army. Prior service personnel are advised to consult with their local Army recruiter about these policies before making travel arrangements.

All application materials must be submitted by January 6, 2020 electronically to the Auditions Coordinator, Sergeant First Class Timothy Sutfin.


FURTHER INFORMATION

Applicants with questions or concerns regarding the STAFF LIBRARIAN vacancy may contact Sergeant First Class Timothy Sutfin.