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Processing Assistant, Special Collections, Harvard Business School / Baker Library

Baker Library Special Collections seeks a responsible and detail-oriented Processing Assistant to provide general support for the processing and preservation of analog and born-digital archival and manuscript materials at Baker Library. Duties include creating inventories, refoldering and rehousing materials, creating disk images of born-digital materials on physical media, capturing web content via Archive-It, and assisting in the preparation of collections for public access.

Schedule: 15 hours per week. Flexible, but must be Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm.

Salary: $18 per hour.


Required: BA/BS or equivalent. Demonstrated proficiency with computer applications and strong attention to detail essential, including legible handwriting. Excellent communications skills and ability to be collaborative and work under supervision and independently. Basic knowledge of nationally-accepted standards and best practices for archival processing and description. Familiarity with accepted conservation and preservation methods applied to archival and manuscript collections and sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections. Must be able to regularly lift 40 lbs.

Preferred: Current enrollment in a library science program from an ALA-accredited academic program. Demonstrated experience with library information systems and familiarity with creating finding aids using Encoded Archival Description (EAD). Familiarity with born-digital materials and web archiving a plus.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$18 per hour

Closing Date

How to Apply

To apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to Mary Samouelian at at Baker Library Special Collections, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA 02163.  No phone calls please.


2018-01-12 |  Quick link to this job