University History Graduate Assistant

University History Graduate Assistant


Wilson Special Collections Library is seeking a graduate assistant to provide special collections research support for the work of the Commission on History, Race, and a Way Forward.


This position will be based in the Research and Instructional Services Department, and the successful candidate will work with collections and staff throughout the Wilson Special Collections Library to facilitate and expedite access to primary sources documenting University history.


The position is 20 hours a week and is available October 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021, with a salary of $1454.27/month.  This is a salaried position with a mandatory health insurance fee paid for by the libraries. The position is expected to be a combination of remote work and on-site work in Wilson Library.



Primary Responsibilities


  • Facilitate and expedite access to primary sources documenting University history to support the work of the Commission on History, Race, and a Way Forward.
  • Work with library staff to increase the accessibility of university history materials.
  • Research selected campus history topics and prepare guides and/or blog posts to share findings.
  • Digitize selected library collections in support of research and teaching related to university history.
  • Evaluate existing library-hosted university history exhibits, guides, blogs, and digital collections.
  • Support library instruction related to university history.



Required Qualifications


  • Applicants must be enrolled as a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Interest in UNC history


Desired Qualifications


  • Experience conducting research in the Wilson Special Collections Library or a similar research library
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Solid time management skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, manage multiple tasks, and focus on individual responsibilities
  • Demonstrated ability in the use of information technologies and familiarity with Windows Office applications (especially Word and Excel), email, Internet and online resources


To Apply


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample to:


Matt Turi

SUBJ: University History Graduate Assistant


For more information about the position, please contact:


Matt Turi