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Special Collections Student Clerks – Three Positions Available for Spring 2017

November 13, 2016

UTSA Libraries Special Collections is seeking 3 student clerks for the spring

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semester. 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: Southwest Voter Registration Education Project Student Clerk (Reporting to Project Archivist)

Location: Main Campus; ITC occasionally

Start Date: January 2017

Student employees must be enrolled on a half-time or greater basis during the current or next scheduled semester.

Job Description: With training from the Project Archivist the student will carry out tasks relating to the processing, digitization, and paper conservation of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project Records. Activities include uploading digitized audio and video to digital collections portal; editing and creating descriptions for audio and video; assisting with map flattening; and other duties as determined. Student may work on other collections if needed.

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: $10/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, GSR building Library Annex

Start Date: January 2017

Student employees must be enrolled on a half-time or greater basis during the current or next scheduled semester.

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; copying content from computer media using our digital media ingest workstation; and other duties as determined.  Occasional duties may involve basic processing of paper collections under co-supervision of the Manuscripts Archivist. This position will also be involved in creating descriptive information for our San Antonio Light Photographs Collection.

Qualifications: Strong attention to detail and willingness to perform repetitive tasks, especially with data entry, in a computer environment. Willingness and ability to work in conditions with occasional exposure to dust and mold. Demonstrated ability to work under minimal supervision. Experience with Microsoft Excel, other spreadsheet management programs or data entry systems preferred.

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

Hours per Week: 10-15

Wage: $10/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 Manuscripts Archivist)

Locations: 1) Main Campus, GSR building Library Annex and

2) Hemisfair Campus/ITC (downtown San Antonio)

Start Date:  January 2017

Student employees must be enrolled on a half-time or greater basis during the semester of employment.

Duties and Responsibilities: With training from the Manuscripts Archivist, carry out basic tasks in the Special Collections department. Activities may include re-housing and creating inventories of collections, photocopying and scanning, creating and entering metadata for digital collections, assisting with exhibit preparations, and other duties as determined.

Qualifications: Graduate student preferred. May consider undergraduates with demonstrated relevant experience. Strong attention to detail and willingness to perform repetitive tasks. Ability to work under minimal supervision. Some lifting of boxes required. Willingness and ability to work in conditions with occasional exposure to dust and mold. Familiarity with scanners, image editing software, and Microsoft Excel a plus. Ability to handwrite neatly is required.

Work will primarily be performed at Main Campus, but availability to work occasional hours at Hemisfair Campus/ITC (801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd.) in downtown San Antonio is desirable.

Work Schedule: Flexible during office hours, Monday-Friday

Hours per Week: 15

Wage: $10/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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