Archives has an opening for a student assistant beginning in the summer, with the opportunity to continue into the 2015-16 academic year.
Job Title: Archives Student Assistant
Hours per Week: 20-25 (negotiable)
Start Date: June (date negotiable)
Appointment: June through August, with the possibility of continuing
Pay rate: $9.20 / hour
How to Apply: Application forms are available at the Archives Office, 416 Mudd Center (off Goodrich Room), 10-12, 1-4:30 Monday through Friday. Please attach a resume.
Description of Job Duties: The Archives Student Assistant will work with the Archivist and Associate Archivist to perform a variety of tasks to support the Archives. Tasks include a photographic survey of historic paintings in campus buildings, and initial sorting and describing of records (training will be provided). Previous experience not necessary but familiarity with the history of Oberlin College preferred. The student assistant will also perform other duties as assigned, including scanning, preparing inventories, shifting materials, filing and photocopying.
Required Qualifications: Experience with word processing and the use of library search tools. Applicants must come to understand levels of control in archival arrangement and description.
Desired Qualifications: Good to excellent writing and research skills, and an ability to work independently in a team-approach setting. An interest in Oberlin College history and an excitement in participating in the preservation of Oberlin’s “memory” are desired.