Temporary Research Assistant, Sloane Art Library

Temporary Research Assistant
Sloane Art Library

A graduate student research assistant position is available immediately through August 31, 2015, with the possibility of continuation into the fall 2015-spring 2016 semesters. This position provides administrative support to the Principle Investigator for the Learning from Artists’ Archives IMLS grant project (see description here: http://bit.ly/1kBzUAu).


  • Create an overall design (cover, page layout, fonts, etc.) for a workbook on artists’ archives that will be published online before October 2015. Assist w/ creating photographs and acquiring additional images for publication, as well as securing image rights.
  • Manage the project’s website on WordPress (http://artiststudioarchives.org/), including troubleshooting and adding/updating content.
  • Handle press releases, social media, and other announcements for the project.
  • Participate in monthly grant-related working meetings and providing administrative support to PI and co-PIs working on projects related to the grant.
  • Provide support for events planning related to the grant, including a day-long workshop at the North Carolina Museum of Art in October 2015.


  • Evidence of WordPress, website design, and graphic design skills.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Effective organizational skills that include flexibility, responsiveness, and the ability to work as part of a team and independently on discrete projects.


  • Educational background related to art as evidenced by a degree in studio art, architecture/design, or art history.

To Apply
If you are interested, please send a brief email to Heather Gendron (Head, Sloane Art Library hgendron@email.unc.edu) by May 8, 2015.  Please include a brief paragraph describing how your skills and experience relate to this position, along with an updated CV, and at least one reference.

Work Schedule:  5 hours/week
Start Date: Immediately
End Date: 31 August 2015 (with possible renewal for fall semester)
Salary: $3,800 ($316.67/month)

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