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Special Collections Technical Services Assistant

Posted May 07, 2018. Closes May 22, 2018. 11:45 p.m.


Special Collections

Job Title:

Technical Services Assistant

Date Posted:

May 07, 2018

Closing Date:

May 22, 2018 11:45 p.m.

Number Available:



$15.45 per hour.


10-19.5  hours per week.

Hours between 9:00 and 4:00 Monday-Friday; schedule to be determined.

Start Date Immediately


  • Physically sort and evaluate archival materials; re-house items as necessary; label boxes for proper storage.
  • Manage collection records using ArchivesSpace and other database systems.
  • Retrieve and re-shelve record storage boxes.
  • Assist in tracking and inventorying archival supplies
  • Other duties as required.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Able to climb step stools/ladders
    • Able to lift 40 pounds regularly and push heavy, loaded carts
    • Manual dexterity for handling sometimes fragile and delicate items
    • Able to quickly and legibly handwrite labels and other materials
    • Able to follow and document complex processes in person and in writing
    • Professional attitude, strong attention to detail and ability to stay self-motivated and complete all tasks assigned in a timely manner.
    • Available to work through the 2018-2019 academic year.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Excel and Word; aptitude for learning and using web-based applications

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Experience working with museum, library, or historical collections or equivalent.
    • Bachelor's degree.

    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 materials by uploading them to the Library student employment online dropbox.
      • Cover letter.
      • Application form
      • Resume

    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