Boston, MA: PT Processing Assistant, Baker Library Special Collections at Harvard Business School

Job Opening Title: Processing Assistant

Employer Name: Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School

Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Salary Range: $18.00/hour non-negotiable

Years of experience required:

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Description: Are you interested in gaining hands-on experience working with audiovisual materials? Baker Library Special Collections is seeking a motivated and detail-oriented candidate for the role of Processing Assistant.

Under general supervision, the Processing Assistant will provide support with the arrangement, description of born-digital and analog audio-visual materials to ensure long-term preservation and accessibility. Responsibilities include creating inventories, labeling and rehousing audiovisual materials, reviewing and writing description for reformatted audiovisual materials, and assisting in the preparation of collections for public access.

Skills, experience, credentials needed:

Required:
• BA/BS or equivalent.
• Ability to work independently.
• Demonstrated proficiency with computer applications, particularly Microsoft Excel, and strong attention to detail essential, including legible handwriting.
• Excellent communications skills and ability to be collaborative and work under supervision and independently.
• Basic knowledge of nationally-accepted standards and best practices for archival processing and description.
• Must be able to regularly lift 40 lbs.

Preferred:
• An interest in working with audiovisual materials.
• Preference will be given to students currently enrolled in a library science program from an ALA-accredited academic program.
• Familiarity with library information systems and with accepted conservation and preservation methods applied to archival and manuscript collections and sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections.

Schedule: 14 hours per week. Flexible, but must be Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Salary: $18 per hour, non-negotiable.

To apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to Mary Samouelian at msamouelian@hbs.edu at Baker Library Special Collections, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA 02163. No phone calls please.

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