Student Assistant – Dole Archives - 23062BR

Student Assistant – Dole Archives

Dole Institute of Politics
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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Position Overview

The Dole Archives at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas stewards the political collections of Senators Bob and Elizabeth Dole. Collections documenting Senator Bob Dole’s life, political, and post-political careers – predominately covering his time in the House of Representatives and Senate – are publicly available, and consist of 4,000 boxes of papers, approximately 25,000 images, hundreds of audio-visual recordings, and 7,000 artifacts.

The Dole Archives has one Student Assistant position available. This position will engage in team and individual projects alongside other student assistants, interns, and staff members. This position emphasizes independent work and attention to detail. It is also an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience with a dynamic historical collection.

Job Description

Students will assist Archive staff with a variety of activities, including:
  • Cataloging papers, photographs, audio-visual material, and three-dimensional items
  • Providing reference services to researchers
  • Scanning and metadata entry for digitization projects
  • Preparation of exhibits
  • Assisting with archive and museum tours
  • Assisting with giving and/or planning public education programming
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  1. Current enrollment (at least 6 hours) in an undergraduate or graduate program at KU.
  2. Previous work experience working independently and efficiently with minimal supervision.
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills as evidenced by work experience, coursework, and/or application materials.
  4. At least one year of experience in Microsoft Office applications.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience working with archives and special collections.
  2. Knowledge of Sen. Bob Dole's career and/or experience working in the Dole Archives.
  3. Coursework or career interest in Political Science, American History, Museum Studies, Library Science, or Education.
  4. Ability to lift up to 40 pounds with or without accommodation.
  5. Eligible for work study.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Complete Application Includes: A resume, cover letter that includes a brief statement assessing the candidate's skills related to the required and preferred qualifications, and a list of references. Online applications will not be accepted in lieu of resume.

Application Deadline: August 21, 2022, by 11:59 PM

Contact Information to Applicants

Julie Clover
(785) 864-1420

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Work Schedule

10-20 hours per week, M-F (weekend hours may be available) between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Schedule flexible around school schedule.

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Dole Institute of Politics
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University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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