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Temporary Access Services Assistant, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Temporary evening and weekend assistant needed for the library at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Responsible for opening/closing the library, supervising student workers, general circulation, monitoring space usage, and special projects.


  • First week (August 26 to August 30): Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5PM
  • First few weeks of the semester while we hire and train student workers: Sundays through Thursdays, 2:45PM to 10:45PM
  • Remainder (once students are hired and trained): Sundays through Thursdays, 12PM to 8PM

EEO Statement:
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong public service orientation, with previous library or related customer service experience preferred
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word and Excel) as well as collaborative tools (e.g. Google Suite, Microsoft Teams, etc.)
  • Supervisory experience
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and make sound decisions; follow through to completion
  • Sensitivity to working in a diverse user environment
  • Ability to perform repetitive work tasks with overall accuracy, effectiveness, and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and identify potentially more effective methods of work operation

How to Apply:
To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Julie Petzold,

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