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Project Management and Research Assistant, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Normal Work Week: TBD, 10 - 14 hours/week

Compensation: $20/hour; academic credit also possible

Summary: The Organizational Learning department at Harvard Library is seeking an assistant to work on several projects related to professional development and library administration. Approximately 50% of the position will be to serve as a project management assistant on a grant-funded initiative focusing on experiential learning in the workplace (including in libraries). The assistant will be responsible for managing meeting records (notes, project folders, etc.), doing background research, transcribing and coding user research data, and monitoring projects tasks and deadlines.

The other 50% of this position will be to serve as a general research assistant for other projects within Organizational Learning at Harvard Library. This work may include: transcribing and coding research interviews, conducting small scale user testing, conducting literature reviews, and assisting in the creation of curricular materials for library staff.

Job Duties:

  • Attend regular project meetings.
  • Manage all project documentation and meeting minutes for grant.
  • Transcribe and analyze focus group, interview, and/or survey data as needed.
  • Gather iterative feedback on prototypes and revise materials as needed.
  • Perform background research and literature reviews in topics related to professional development and training in libraries.


  • Experience working in teams and managing competing priorities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Detail oriented; experience with project management preferred.
  • Experience or coursework in qualitative research methods/data analysis preferred.
  • Experience or coursework in user experience/user research preferred.
  • Experience with basic web development preferred.
  • Interest in library administration & professional development/training a plus.

Start Date: September 3, 2019 (negotiable)

End Date: May 29, 2020 (negotiable)

Application information:
Please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Kris Markman, Ph.D., Director of Organizational Learning Harvard Library

Application screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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