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Public Services Assistant, Baker Library Special Collections, Boston, MA


Public Services Assistant
Baker Library Special Collections
14 hours per week
Available immediately
Salary $18.00/hour

Specific Duties:
Excellent opportunity to contribute toward the daily public services operations and generally support a special collections department. Locates, retrieves and re-shelves collection materials from secure stacks. Processes collection digitization requests. Supports public services team projects. Assists with stacks management projects, including barcoding, shelf reads, and inventories on a limited basis. Performs routine clerical tasks and other duties as assigned.

May staff the Reading Room, serving as the public face of Baker Library Special Collections, assisting users, answering questions, and ensuring the safety and security of collections.

Available immediately, this is a 14 hour per week, year-round position. Hours must be completed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Customer service experience. Excellent communication and organizational skills. Strong attention to detail. Ability to multi-task and to complete work in a timely manner. Sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections materials.

Baker Library Special Collections collects rare and unique materials that focus on the evolution of business and industry. The collections span eight centuries beginning in the late 1300s to the present day and include corporate archives, manuscripts, account ledgers, rare books, broadsides, photographs, films, electronic records, and company annual reports. The extensive holdings of the Harvard Business School Archives include the records of the School from its founding in 1908 to the present day. These rich and varied collections support research in a remarkably diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social, and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology. 

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.

How to Apply:

Please email a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line Public Services Assistant. No phone calls please.