Student Hourly - Archive Specialist - 22845BR

Student Hourly - Archive Specialist

University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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Position Overview

History of Black Writing (HBW), a unit in the English Department at the University of Kansas, is seeking an Archive Specialist 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as you work together to process and organize a large archival collection that includes books, papers, published and unpublished manuscripts, photographs, media and more.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 5-9 hour per week in-person position on the Lawrence campus.

Job Description

  • Supervise archive undergraduate workers
  • Work with the Archive Coordinator to manage the execution of the long-term archive organization plan
  • Manage location registry spreadsheets
  • Track the inventory of archive and library items, and the future digitization and preservation of materials.
  • Attend and participate in regular team meetings (meetings may be virtual)
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  1. Graduate student in good academic standing at KU.
  2. Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, as evidenced by application materials.
  3. Proficient in all Microsoft Office programs, as indicated in application materials.
  4. Strong attention to detail as indicated in application materials.
  5. Excellent managerial skills as indicated in application materials.
  6. The ability to work with minimum supervision.
  7. The ability to work collaboratively with both small and large groups.
  8. Personal initiative to see tasks through to completion
  9. 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. Interest in African American and Ethnic literature
  2. Archival experience

Additional Candidate Instructions

This appointment is available for the Fall 2022 with possible renewal through Spring 2023.

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.

Contact Information to Applicants

Sarah Arbuthnot Lendt,

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Work Schedule

This is a 5-9 hour per week position on the Lawrence campus.

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