General Archives Student Assistants

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Job Title:

General Archives Student Assistants

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Lexington, KY

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Required Education:

Must be currently enrolled at UK

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Physical Requirements:

sitting for periods of time working on computer, able to lift objects 10-20 lbs


8:30-5:00 15-20 hours a week

Job Summary:

The archives student assistant is responsible for arranging and describing historic materials – including documents and photographs. Duties will include: inventorying records, evaluating items for preservation concerns, rehousing materials when necessary, entering information into a database, and assisting in the development of finding aids.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

Attention to detail, legible printing, and filing skills. The student should have the ability to follow department procedures and policies and to work without close supervision. It is expected that the student assistant will maintain a regular work schedule. Must have respect for the intrinsic value of archival materials.

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Preferred Education/Experience:

Basic computer proficiency with a working knowledge of Microsoft applications, Photoshop, scanning software and hardware, as well as an understanding of database management.

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University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Job No:
Posted: 1/9/2021
Application Due: 4/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time