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NUASC Archives Assistant, Northeastern University, Boston, MA (Temporary)


There is a vacancy for one part-time Archives Assistant in the Northeastern University Library’s Archives and Special Collections Department. Archives Assistants will work in both reference and processing settings. This position is for someone comfortable and welcoming, who has the sensitivity to work with diverse community members and collections. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in gaining experience in an archives and special collections setting while attending graduate school.


  • Provide reference services to University faculty, staff and students, and to outside researchers
  • Create processing plans
  • Arrange and rehouse manuscript and archival material
  • Create inventories and finding aids
  • Write blog posts
  • Conduct shelf-reads
  • Standardize legacy data
  • Digitization of select material and assist with digital exhibits
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Enrollment in a graduate level archival or history degree program
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Interest in critical librarianship and inclusive and ethical archival practices
  • Familiarity with such as Microsoft Office, ArchivesSpace, and WordPress
  • Ability and willingness to lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • Commitment to achieving and maintaining diversity in the workplace

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