Pacific Northwest Curatorial Assistant

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Special Collections (Suzzallo/Allen Libraries)

Job Title:

Pacific Northwest Collection Curatorial Assistant (Student Specialist)

Date Posted:

28 September 2012

Closing Date:


Number Available:



$9.04 - $9.85 per hour, DOE.


10-19.5 hours per week. Schedule to be arranged between the hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday.


  • Assist Curator with accessions, correspondence and donor outreach
  • Search complex printed and online bibliographic tools in support of adding materials to Special Collections
  • Arrange and describe archival collections according to Describing Archives: A Content Standard, and other standards in consultation with the Curator
  • Prepare inventories and finding aids of archival collections using a variety of software, including XMetal, Google Drive, Microsoft Excel
  • May research, write, compose, edit and/or revise electronic documents
  • Re-house materials as necessary
  • Retrieve and reshelve record storage boxes
  • Perform research using primary and secondary sources on the historical context of the collection

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Must be able and willing to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds and climb stepladders
  • Ability to perform data entry with a high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to handle fragile items with care
  • Ability to work independently
  • Must be able to tolerate working with dusty materials

Desired Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a Masters program at the University of Washington
  • Library, archival or museum experience

Application Process:

  1. Complete a UW Libraries student job application form. To ensure compatibility and consideration, complete the application form using Adobe Reader*.
  2. Submit the application form, and cover letter, along with a  résumé, by uploading them to the Library student employment online dropbox.

Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

*Some programs, including versions of Mac Preview, are not fully compatible with PDF forms.

For additional information or questions regarding student job opportunities, or for assistance with the application process, please contact the Student Employment Coordinator, UW Libraries:
Erik Dahl