UMKC’s LaBudde Special Collections is hiring a Graduate Student Assistant position for Spring Semester 2020. This position provides an opportunity for graduate students to leverage their archival experience. Applications are due by November 18.
Job description: Student assistants provide public access and reference support for LaBudde Special Collections and the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America (GLAMA) for researchers and patrons from any and all communities. This entails searching for, retrieving, and shelving manuscript materials and rare books as well as the inventory and processing of archival collections. Student assistants perform additional tasks as assigned including scanning projects and Reading Room maintenance (cleaning).
Physical effort: Minimal/infrequent physical effort. Must be able to lift a weight of approximately 30lbs for some manuscript boxes.
Job attitude: LaBudde is a Safe Space, therefore students will be expected to sustain a work environment that is communicative, inclusive, and mutually respectful with colleagues, staff, faculty, and patrons.
Job requirements: Must be able to work 10 – 20 hours per week (flexible work arrangements are available at the supervisor’s discretion). Students must be dependable and punctual, display attention to detail, and possess interpersonal skills adequate for public access/reference work and interaction with patrons. This position also requires the applicant have a Bachelor’s Degree in their field and be enrolled as a student at UMKC with at least one credit hour.
Starting pay rate: $10.25/hr
Application Process: Students will need to fill out the basic application for student employment at the libraries, found here, and send PDFs of their resume and cover letter to Anthony LaBat, Senior Library Information Specialist at LaBudde Special Collections, via email at email@example.com.