Student Assistant, Special Collections and Archives, start Fall 2017

Posted: May 31, 2017 (3 months ago)

Company Specifications

Company Name:
Special Collections and Archives, Kennedy Library, Cal Poly
Company Size:
10-50 employees

Job Specifications

Position Title:
Student Assistant, Special Collections and Archives, start Fall 2017
Find the application on MustangJobs:
Application closes on June 9th.
About this position:
Under the direct supervision of Special Collections and Archives staff, this position performs duties assisting with the arrangement, description, preservation of, and access to physical and digital collections for public use. These collections include archives, artists' books and rare books, and records.
Provide basic reference assistance to a diverse user constituency
Scan material and enter data according to archival standards
Perform preservation tasks and assist with processing tasks
Compile inventories and in-house records
Assist with the preparation and use of access and retrieval systems
Retrieve and refile materials to and from storage
Work with archives staff in developing and implementing special projects, including communication, instruction, and research
Start date: Fall Quarter 2017
Two positions open.
Qualifications and Skills:
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
strong service orientation; dependability
attention to detail
willingness to learn
an ability to work independently and as a team player.
Preferred Qualifications:
Previous experience in service-oriented positions
Interest in Cal Poly and San Luis Obispo history
Archival experience and/or historical research
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
Physical Characteristics:
Must be able to handle large, heavy books and materials, and maneuver fully loaded book trucks safely.
Must be able to tolerate dusty and/or musty environments.
Hours per week: 8-12 hours per week beginning, between the hours of 8am-5pm, M-F. No weekend work.
California - Cal Poly (On Campus)
Customer Service

Contact Information

Laura Sorvetti
(805) 756-2391