Student Hourly-Archive Collections Assistant, History of Black Writing - 22266BR

Student Hourly-Archive Collections Assistant, History of Black Writing

University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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Position Overview

The History of Black Writing is seeking an undergraduate research assistant to join a team as you work together to process and organize a large archival collection that includes books, papers, published and unpublished manuscripts, photographs, media and more.

This is a 5-20 hour per week position on the Lawrence campus.

Job Description

Student will follow specific instructions to organize and catalog the HBW archive, which will include updating database spreadsheets. Future work within the archive may involve digitizing materials, conducting research, writing reports, etc.

Required Qualifications

  1. College Undergraduate or above
  2. Computer literacy, including Microsoft Office suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.)
  3. Library research skills as indicated in application material or from previous work experience
  4. Strong attention to detail as indicated from application material
  5. Federal Work Study eligible
  6. During the semester term of the appointment, the student hourly must be enrolled in no fewer than 6 credit hours. For summer periods the student hourly must: 1) have been enrolled in no less than 6 hours in the past spring semester or 2) be pre-enrolled in the upcoming fall semester in no less than 6 hours or 3) be enrolled in summer session or 4) be admitted to study in the upcoming fall semester. Student Hourlies may be undergraduate or graduate students (Exceptions granted for GTA/GRA/GA appointments DO NOT apply to Student Hourly appointments)

Preferred Qualifications

  1. GPA of 3.0 (B) or higher
  2. Willingness to work in a professional environment
  3. Ability to work independently and in group settings
  4. Good communication skills
  5. Interest in African American and Ethnic literature

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application consists of a cover letter and resume or CV. Apply online and attach a letter describing your qualifications for this position. Only complete applications will be considered

Student must be Federal Work Study eligible.

Contact Information to Applicants

Sarah Arbuthnot Lendt,

Advertised Salary Range

$ - $15.00/hr

Work Schedule

part-time; up to 20 hours/week

Anticipated Start Date


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