Special Collections is offering a paid opportunity for a student enrolled at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) during the Spring 2024 semester. The student assistant is expected to work 15 hours/week onsite in Special Collections (LIB 439). The rate of pay for this position is $13/hour.
The successful candidate will work with archivists to describe, digitize, and publish online approximately archival collections that document our local community.
Duties may include the following:
- using scanners and cameras to digitize archival materials and rare books;
- applying controlled vocabularies, including LCSH, LCNAF, AAT, and RightsStatements.org, to describe digital objects;
- and creating descriptive metadata and developing digital collections.
Required qualifications include the following:
- ability to learn about Special Collections discovery tools and resources through training and self-paced learning;
- ability to work independently and produce high quality, thorough, and accurate work;
- ability to follow detailed written instructions;
- strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills as well as demonstrated initiative and adaptability;
- working knowledge of office productivity suites, such as Microsoft Office and Google Drive;
- and effective written and oral communication skills.
Desired qualifications include:
- demonstrated experience working or volunteering in a library or archival repository;
- and demonstrated experience using complex data entry systems.
Interested parties should apply for the student assistant position by submitting a cover letter and resume to Special Collections at email@example.com with the following subject line: Student Assistant Application – Your Name. The cover letter should include a description of the applicant’s relevant experience and expertise and address what the applicant hopes to gain from the experience.
Review of applications will begin on Friday, February 9, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.