Thursday, November 07, 2013

Job announcement: Digital Project Student Assistant (2 positions)

Digital Project Student Assistant, OHSU Historical Collections & Archives

The Oregon Health & Science University Library in Portland, Oregon, is seeking two student assistants to support a grant-funded project in OHSU Historical Collections & Archives (HC&A).  The grant project is active through June 2014, with the possibility of extension. This position will provide valuable experience to a student interested in a career in archives or digital collections.

•        Assist with processing and digitizing collection for grant-funded project.

•        Support reference and research activities; conduct research relevant to collections

•        Shelve and shift materials in HC&A collections; perform basic preservation tasks

  • Required: Enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program at least half-time
  • Required: Attention to detail combined with ability to balance multiple responsibilities
  • Required: Strong experience using desktop PCs and Windows 2000/XP, including word processing and Internet/WWW
  • Required: Excellent oral and written communication skills; tact and discretion in communication
·         Required: Ability to repeatedly lift and move objects weighing 20-50 lbs.; pushing and maneuvering loaded book trucks; bending and stooping
·         Required: Ability to handle rare and fragile library materials
  • Strongly Preferred: Demonstrated interest in archives and/or special collections
  • Strongly Preferred: Previous library work experience
  • Strongly Preferred: Experience with scanning equipment and software
  • Preferred: Enrollment in MLS or library technician program
  • Preferred: Undergraduate or graduate training in history or a related field

Immediate Supervisor
Head, Historical Collections & Archives

20 hours per week during normal business hours (Monday through Friday), specific hours and days to be arranged. A small number of weekend meetings and training sessions may be required.

$9.50/hour to start.

To Apply

Duration of this appointment and indicated salary may be changed or eliminated if gift, grant, or contract funds supporting this position become unavailable.

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