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Student Assistants, Wolbach Library at the Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA

Wolbach Library at the Center for Astrophysics employs graduate students who to help support library operations and lead special projects. Students open to learning new skills and supporting the astrophysics community are welcome to apply! This year we have four student openings after our last cohort graduated:

Archives Assistant
The successful applicant will support the ongoing projects and new ones related to the history of astronomy. The Archives Assistant also leads the curation of small physical and digital exhibitions at Wolbach.
Digital Projects Assistant
The successful applicant will support the development of tools related to ongoing digital projects and new ones, as well as digital work associated with collection curation and management.

Assistant Community Coordinator for Project PHaEDRA
The successful applicant will support activities to cultivate and communicate with the community of people contributing to Project PHaEDRA, an effort to catalog, digitize, transcribe, and enrich the metadata of thousands of workbooks produced by Harvard's Women Computers and other early astronomers.

Collections Assistant
The successful applicant will support ongoing and new projects associated with Wolbach's physical and digital collections. Projects may be associated with collection reformatting, rehousing, documenting, and/or cataloging unique materials.

All open library positions are Less-than-Half Time appointments with flexible schedules (14 hours/week; $18.00 per hour). Each position will also support day-to-day library operations in addition to project-specific tasks.

To apply for any of the following positions, please email your resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the job to:

We are accepting applications through Sept 9th. 

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