Student Assistant, General Collection Conservation

  • Hours/week: ~10
  • Wage: $7.25 / hr.
  • Start Date: August, 21 2019

The Preservation Department’s General Collections Conservation section, located in the technical services area of Davis Library, is responsible for binding and repairing library materials.  We are currently accepting applications for student assistants to construct bindings and enclosures for library materials.

The job requires the use of board cutters, glue, a large stapler, and bookbinding tools. Applicants must have good hand skills, close attention to detail, and the ability to perform repetitive tasks accurately.  We are looking for responsible, hard-working students who enjoy making things with their hands and can work independently in a busy environment.  No prior experience is necessary as training is provided on the job, but it may be helpful to have experience with crafts, art, or hobbies that demonstrate an aptitude for hands-on work.  Applicants should be able to follow oral instructions and mimic trainer techniques.

Interested applicants must be able to work 10 hours a week. We offer a flexible schedule within our business hours of 8-4 Monday through Friday.  Please submit your application by email to Lucas Darden at the email address below.  In your email, please include a paragraph about why you are interested in this job and any skills or hobbies you have that might be relevant to the hands-on nature of the work.  Click on “How to apply…” below for links to application forms.

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