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Special Collections Student Clerk — Two Available Positions

May 7, 2015

UTSA Libraries Special Collections is seeking two student clerks. One position will assist with department operations and is located at the Institute of Texan Cultures. The second position will assist with digitization of the Sons of the Republic of Texas Kathryn Stoner O’Connor Mexican Manuscript Collection. The second position is located at the John Peace Library. Interested students may apply by submitting a resume and cover letter to specialcollections@utsa.edu.

Job Title: Student Clerk

Location: HemisFair Park Campus/ITC

Job Description: With training from the Photo Curator and the University Archivist, carry out basic tasks in the Special Collections department. Activities may include scanning and entering metadata for digital collections; re-housing and creating inventories of collections; entering metadata for the San Antonio Light photograph collection; and other duties as determined.

Qualifications: Strong attention to detail and willingness to perform repetitive tasks. Some lifting required. Willingness and ability to work in conditions with occasional exposure to dust and mold. Familiarity with MS Excel, scanners and image editing software a plus. Must be able to work at our HemisFair Park Campus in the Institute of Texan Cultures (801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd.) in downtown San Antonio

Work Schedule: Flexible during office hours, Monday-Friday.

Hours per Week: 15-19

Wage: $8/hr.

How to Apply: Submit resume and cover letter to specialcollections@utsa.edu. If you have questions regarding the position, please contact Special Collections at specialcollections@utsa.edu.


Job Title: Student Clerk

Location: John Peace Library, Main Campus

Job Description: The Kathryn Stoner O’Connor Mexican Manuscript Collection is made up of printed and manuscript documents, periodicals, pamphlets, and broadsides, predominantly written in Spanish, and ranging in date from the 16th through the 20th centuries. With training from the Digital Archivist the student will carry out tasks relating to digitization. Activities include paging and re-shelving materials, scanning documents, metadata editing, uploading digital objects, and other duties as determined.

Qualifications: Graduate student preferred. May consider undergraduates with demonstrated relevant library or museum experience. Strong attention to detail and willingness to perform repetitive tasks. Ability to work under minimal supervision. Willingness and ability to work in conditions with occasional exposure to dust and mold. Familiarity with MS Excel, scanners and image editing software a plus. Spanish language literacy preferred.

Work Schedule: Flexible during office hours, Monday-Friday.

Hours per Week: 9 – 19

Wage: $8/hr.

How to Apply: Submit resume and cover letter to specialcollections@utsa.edu. If you have questions regarding the position, please contact Special Collections at specialcollections@utsa.edu.

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