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Manuscript End Processing Assistant, Schlesinger Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Manuscript End Processing Assistant

Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

The Schlesinger Library has an immediate opening for an assistant to end process collections processed by the 11 members of the manuscript division.

Duties include:

  • Reboxing collections
  • Numbering folders and entering those numbers into EAD finding aid
  • Quality assurance of preservation photocopying
  • Separating and filing fragile (photocopied) materials, restricted materials, and photographs
  • Labeling and barcoding boxes
  • Shelving collections or preparing them for transfer to the Harvard Depository


  • Completion of graduate-level introductory archives course (Simmons LIS 438 or equivalent)
  • Proven attention to detail
  • Ability to lift boxes up to 40 pounds on a regular basis
  • Ability to effectively communicate and work with many members of a large department


  • Up to 35 hours/week (Summer 2018) and then 15 hours/week: September and forward
  • Monday-Friday, between 9am and 5pm

Salary: $14.00/hour

About the Schlesinger: The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, located just outside of Harvard Square, is one of the world's premier repositories of materials documenting the lives and work of American women. For more information, go to: 

To apply: Please submit resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Johanna Carll at by July 3, 2018.

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