Archives and Research Assistants (2 Positions), Tufts University's Digital Collections and Archives, Medford, MA

Tufts University's Digital Collections and Archives has two openings for part-time Archives and Research Assistants available July 1. Applicants must be students currently enrolled in an Archives Management program with a graduation date of May 2017 or later, and have some knowledge or exposure to archives or special collection operations (through coursework or comparable experience). Applicants must be available to work 3 days per week Monday-Friday, 9-4:30.

Responsibilities include:

  • Public Services: researching and responding to reference requests by phone and email; welcoming, orienting, and monitoring researchers in the reading room; fulfilling scanning and other digitization requests for patrons; retrieving and reshelving materials
  • Collections Management: surveying, arranging, and describing collections; enhancing existing collection description; rehousing and basic preservation activities; stabilizing born-digital records on obsolete media
  • Exhibit design and preparation
  • Occasional administrative and office support tasks

Candidates should be capable of working fairly independently and comfortable juggling multiple tasks and demands. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. These are graduate student positions, so training will be provided, but relevant work experience is a plus. Compensation is $15 per hour.

Please submit your application, consisting of cover letter and resume, to Adrienne Pruitt, Collections Management Archivist, at In your cover letter, please indicate your availability, including days and total hours per week you are available to work.

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