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Humanities Associate (temp, part-time), MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA


The MIT Libraries seeks a flexible, productive, and reliable Humanities Associate to assist with several humanities-related projects in the Hayden Library. These tasks will vary, but may include:

  • Testing and documenting assigned digital humanities tools for use in instruction sessions, workshops, and/or digital humanities projects.
  • Completing research on assigned topics to help a humanities librarian prepare for research consultations and reference questions asked by MIT faculty, students, and staff. The subject areas might include literature, theatre, philosophy, media studies, and/or film.
  • Developing lists of books for the humanities librarian to order by reviewing appropriate collection development tools.

This individual will report to Mark Szarko, a humanities librarian.


Preference will be given to a library and information science graduate student with the following

  • Background in a humanities field, with knowledge of research practices and sources in the humanities
  • Excellent research skills
  • Coursework, experience with, and/or interest in learning more about:
    • Digital humanities
    • Collection development
    • Teaching and learning

Hours: Up to 10 hours per week, Monday-Friday. Hours flexible between 9am-5pm. Remote work possible.
Wage: $15/hour, paid through MITemps
Available: September 20, 2021 through June 30, 2022

How to Apply:

To apply, please send a statement of interest and résumé or CV to Mark Szarko at [email protected] by July 30. Please include the phrase “Humanities Associate Application” in the subject line.