Student Assistant, Southern Historical Collection

The Southern Historical Collection seeks qualified applicants for a 10-12 hr/wk Student Assistant position.  The position is available now through May 8, 2018 with a salary of $7.25 per hour.  This position may also qualify for additional benefits, including the graduate/undergraduate student health insurance.  Applicants must be enrolled as a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

 Primary Responsibilities 
·         Engage creatively with collection materials, primarily for exhibit (physical/digital) and promotional purposes 
·         Conduct small research projects with special collections material 
·         Proactively share new collections with researchers and faculty, on campus and beyond 
·         Participate in our departmental communication campaign – writing content for newsletters, contributing to social media, producing educational multi-media materials, or developing promotional brochures or infographics  
·         Utilizing campus resources like the Research Hub (Davis), Design Lab (Undergraduate Library), Wilson Library Reading Rooms, and MakerSpaces (Kenan Science Library) for inspiration and as flexible workspaces  

 Desired Qualifications 
·         Interest in making historical resources exciting and relevant 
·         An ability to think creatively about ways to talk about or present complex ideas 
·         Excellent time management skills, planning to deliver content at a fairly fast pace 
·         Familiarity with digital exhibit platforms like Omeka, Google Cultural Institute, or LibGuides 
·         Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks 
·         Demonstrated ability in the use of information technologies and familiarity with Windows Office applications (especially Word
Excel), email, Internet and online resources 

 To Apply 
Applications will be accepted through Friday, September 22nd.  Interviews will be conducted the week of September 25th . 

In addition to the application, please send a cover letter and resume to: 
Chaitra Powell 
SUBJ: Student Assistant 
chaitra@email.unc.edu
 

To apply, fill out the student assistant application, and contact: