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Processing Assistant, Harvard Business School, Baker Library Special Collections (Boston)

Are you interested in gaining hands-on experience working with audiovisual materials? Baker Library Special Collections is seeking a motivated and detail-oriented candidate for the role of Processing Assistant. 

Under general supervision, the Processing Assistant will provide support with the arrangement, description of born-digital and analog audio-visual materials to ensure long-term preservation and accessibility. Responsibilities include creating inventories, labeling and rehousing audiovisual materials, reviewing and writing description for reformatted audiovisual materials, and assisting in the preparation of collections for public access.


·         BA/BS or equivalent. 

·         Ability to work independently.

·         Demonstrated proficiency with computer applications, particularly Microsoft Excel, and strong attention to detail essential, including legible handwriting. 

·         Excellent communications skills and ability to be collaborative and work under supervision and independently. 

·         A basic knowledge of nationally-accepted standards and best practices for archival processing and description.

.         Must be able to regularly lift 40 lbs.


·         Preference will be given to students currently enrolled in a library science program from an ALA-accredited academic program.

·         Familiarity with library information systems and with accepted conservation and preservation methods applied to archival and manuscript collections and sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collection materials.

.         An interest in working with audiovisual materials.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$18.00  / hour

Salary Notes

Hourly rate is non-negotiable

Closing Date

How to Apply

Schedule:  14 hours per week. Flexible, but must be Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.


2022-05-10 |  Quick link to this job