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Job ID: 191052

Collections and Research Assistant
Tufts University


Date Posted Jul. 26, 2022
Title Collections and Research Assistant
University Tufts University
Somerville, MA, United States
Department Tufts University
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Classified Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory
    Curatorial/Archival
 
 

Overview

The Digital Collections and Archives (DCA) supports the teaching and research mission of Tufts University by ensuring the enduring preservation and accessibility of the university’s permanently valuable records and collections. The DCA assists departments, faculty, and st and staff in managing records and other assets. The DCA collaborates with members of the Tufts community and others to develop tools to discover and access collections to support teaching, research, and administrative needs
and staff in managing records and other assets. The DCA collaborates with members of the Tufts community and others to develop tools to discover and access collections to support teaching, research, and administrative needs 


What You'll Do

Under close supervision, performs routine administrative and archives work where assignments are well defined and require basic interpretation, judgement, or discretionary actions. Answers phones and greets visitors/researchers, answers questions via phone and email and forwards calls to appropriate contacts, files and records information according to established guidelines. Other responsibilities include fulfilling scanning and photoduplication orders and basic archival processing. Administrative support includes scheduling meetings and reserving rooms, collecting and distributing mail, maintaining departmental supplies, conducting ad hoc research projects, filing and copying, and filing and monitoring facilities tickets. Position will also work on special projects to support DCA staff members.


What We're Looking For

Minimum Required Experience, Education, Background, and Certifications/Licenses (Consider the education, experience, licenses, and technical or specialized skills required to perform this job.)

• HighSchool education and 1 year office experience.
• Understanding of common software packages including electronic calendaring (Outlook), and MicroSoft Office.
• Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously
• Ability to work with a diverse population
• Professional demeanor both over the phone and in person
Additional Preferred Experience, Education, etc. (Consider preferred qualifications including additional education, experience, or other job related skills.)

Some previous exposure to an archives or special collection
Bachelor’s Degree

May have some overtime, evenings and weekends to assist with special events.


 
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