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Special Collections Seeking Student Clerks – 4 available positions

August 17, 2015

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UTSA Libraries Special Collections is seeking four student clerks.  Positions are located at both UTSA’s Main Campus and the HemisFair Park/Institute of Texan Cultures Campus downtown. 

Interested students may apply by submitting a resume and cover letter indicating which position(s) they wish to be considered for to specialcollections@utsa.edu.


Job Title: Student Clerk (reporting to University Archivist)

Location: HemisFair Park Campus/ITC (downtown San Antonio) and Main Campus

Job Description: With training from the University Archivist, carry out basic tasks in the Special Collections department. Activities may include scanning and entering metadata for photograph or digital collections; re-housing and creating inventories of collections; 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 Microsoft Excel, scanners and image editing software a plus. Preferred candidates will be able to work at both our HemisFair Park Campus in the Institute of Texan Cultures (801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd.) in downtown San Antonio and our Main Campus locations.

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

Hours per Week: 15

Wage: $9/hr.

How to Apply: Submit resume and cover letter or any questions regarding the position to Special Collections at specialcollections@utsa.edu.


Job Title: SRT Student Clerk (Reporting to Digital Archivist and Rare Books Librarian)

Location: Main Campus, multiple locations

Job Description: With training from the Digital Archivist the student will carry out tasks relating to digitization of the The Kathryn Stoner O’Connor Mexican Manuscript Collection (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).  Activities include paging and re-shelving materials; scanning documents; editing and creating metadata; uploading digital objects; managing project documentation; 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 Microsoft Excel, scanners and image editing software a plus. Spanish language literacy preferred.

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

Hours per Week: 15

Wage: $9/hr.

How to Apply: Submit resume and cover letter or any questions regarding the position to Special Collections at specialcollections@utsa.edu.


Job Title: Student Clerk (Reporting to Rare Books Librarian)

Location: Main Campus, John Peace Library

Job Description: With training from the Rare Books Librarian the student will carry out basic tasks in the Special Collections department. Activities may include paging, photocopying, and re-shelving materials; scanning and entering basic metadata for digital collections; cleaning, processing, and re-housing incoming materials; assisting with collection maintenance; 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 needed. Familiarity with Library of Congress subject headings.  Experience with scanners and image editing software a plus.

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

Hours per Week: 15

Wage: $9/hr.

How to Apply: Submit resume and cover letter or any questions regarding the position to Special Collections at specialcollections@utsa.edu.


Job Title: Student Clerk (Reporting to Digital Archivist)

Location: Main Campus, multiple locations

Job Description:  With training from the Digital Archivist the student will carry out tasks relating to preservation and access of digital archival materials. Activities may include editing and creating descriptive and/or technical metadata; uploading digital objects to our online access system; creating inventories of digital collections; managing project documentation; and other duties as determined.  This position will also be heavily involved in creating descriptive information for our San Antonio Light Photographs Collection.

Qualifications: 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 Microsoft Excel/Access preferred.

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

Hours per Week: 15

Wage: $9/hr.

How to Apply: Submit resume and cover letter or any questions regarding the position to Special Collections at specialcollections@utsa.edu.

 

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