All assistantships are available for September 5, 2013. Positions are 10 hours per week for 15 weeks. Recipients receive three (3) graduate credits a semester and a $500 stipend at the completion of the assistantship. Graduate Assistants must be enrolled in at least six (6) graduate credits to qualify. Positions will be filled as complete packets (application, resume and two references) are received in the Human Resources Office. Positions may be eliminated if not filled in a timely fashion and/or if budget has been expended. Please apply in the Human Resources Office, first floor, Kellenberg Hall, by August 1, 2013.
Supervisor: Larissa Woo
Position title: Graduate Assistant
The primary project the assistant will work on is the Molloy Experience Oral History Project. The assistant will participate in selecting potential interviewees and will research and prepare interview questions, conduct interviews, transcribe recordings, create a catalog entry in the project index, and follow up on all necessary paperwork and communications relating to the interviews. The assistant will also be involved with the reviewing, transcribing, editing and indexing of existing interviews as part of the development and maintenance of Molloy's oral history collection.
In addition, the assistant will have some involvement in other projects conducted by the Archives program, as well as fulfilling reference and research requests received by the department. Current projects include researching and identifying collection materials, creating finding aids and user guides, and a digital imaging initiative. The assistant may also take part in preparing exhibits and competing tasks relating to campus special events as needed.
Interested applicants should have strong computer skills. This includes a thorough knowledge of MS office. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite or other graphics applications is preferred. Applicants must be highly organized and detail oriented. Applicants should have experience conducting research using primary resources.
Working with records and archival collections can be physically as well as intellectually demanding. Records and storage containers can weigh as much as 35lbs. Candidates must be able to lift and carry boxes, as well as navigate step stools and ladders as part of their regular activities.
Hours: Business hours only, Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. No evenings or weekends. Hours should be consistent, some flexibility allowed. No fewer than 10 hours per week, with two 5-hour days preferred.