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Book Moving Assistant, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Book Moving Assistant (90 day temporary appointment)


Duties and Responsibilities:

Shifting collections from one location to another, on the same library floor or from floor to floor. Shifts will cover 3 to 5 hours each day, Monday through Friday. We're hiring for shifts that will be 20 hours per week. Available shifts cover the same times each day, either 9am-1pm or 1pm-5pm.

Basic Qualifications

  • Ability to lift up to 10 pounds of books from a book shelf and place them onto a book truck and vice versa.
  • Ability to stoop, bend, twist, reach, lift, and stretch.
  • Ability to push a mobile book cart filled with three shelves of books, packed double-sided (effectively, six shelves of books) over carpeted surfaces.


Additional Requirements:

Ability to follow directions carefully. Excellent attendance for agreed-upon shift. Continuous availability from start date through August 17th or until end of 90 days, if available. Previous demonstrable library experience a big plus.


To apply, please send cover letter and resume to

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