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Pacific Northwest Collection Print Materials Assistant

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Posted 29 September, 2015. Open until filled. Bachelor's degree required.


Special Collections (Suzzallo/Allen Libraries)

Job Title:

PNW Collection Print Materials Assistant

Date Posted:

29 September, 2015

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Number Available:



$11.00 per hour

Start Date: Immediately


19 hours per week; hours between 9:00 am-5:00 pm Monday-Friday


Work in Libraries Special Collections with Pacific Northwest Curator and team members assisting with Pacific Northwest print (books, serials, etc) collection. Duties may include:
  • Assisting Curator with acquisitions (purchases and donations), correspondence and donor outreach
  • Searching complex printed and online bibliographic tools in support of adding materials to Special Collections
  • Preparing inventories using a variety of software, including Google Drive, Microsoft Excel or other
  • May research, write, compose, edit and/or revise electronic documents
  • Re-housing materials as necessary
  • Retrieving and re-shelving print material
  • Promoting collections on social media
  • Assisting with exhibit preparation

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Competent in MS Excel
  • Excellent handwriting and communication skills
  • Professional attitude, strong attention to detail and ability to stay self-motivated and complete all tasks assigned in a timely manner

Desired Qualifications:

    • Experience working with museum, library, or historical collections or equivalent
      Other Job Details: Job opening in @uwlibraries Special Collections for UW grad student.  Join the PNW team as Print Materials Assistant!

      Application Process:

      1. Complete a UW Libraries student job application form. To ensure compatibility and consideration, complete the application form using Adobe Reader (some programs, including versions of Mac Preview, are not fully compatible with PDF forms).
      2. Submit the following items by uploading them to the Library student employment online dropbox:
        1. Application form
        2. Cover letter expressing why this position interests you
        3. Resume
        4. Names and contact information for a minimum of 2 references

      Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

      For additional information or questions regarding student job opportunities, or for assistance with the application process, please contact the Student Employment Coordinator, UW Libraries:
      Erik Dahl