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Manuscript End Processing Assistant (Part-Time), Schlesinger Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Job Description

The Schlesinger Library has an immediate opening for an assistant to end process collections processed by the 7 members of the manuscript department. Duties include:

  • Reboxing collections
  • Numbering folders and entering those numbers into EAD finding aid
  • Quality assurance of preservation photocopying
  • Separating and filing fragile (photocopied) materials, restricted materials, and photographs
  • Labeling and barcoding boxes
  • Shelving collections or preparing them for transfer to the Harvard Depository

Salary: $20.00/hour


  • Completion of graduate-level introductory archives course (Simmons LIS 438 or equivalent)
  • Proven attention to detail
  • Ability to lift boxes up to 40 pounds on a regular basis
  • Ability to effectively communicate and work with many members of a large department


  • 14 hours a week
  • Hours must be completed in two 7-hour days, Monday-Friday, between 9am and 5pm

About the Schlesinger

The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, located just outside of Harvard Square, is one of the world’s premier repositories of materials documenting the lives and work of American women. For more information, go to:

To Apply

Please submit resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Paula Aloisio at [email protected] by May 19, 2023.