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[CLOSED]Processing Assistant (part-time), Schlesinger Library (Harvard University), Cambridge, MA


About the Schlesinger:

The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, located just outside of Harvard Square, is one of the world’s premier repositories of materials documenting the lives and work of American women, with collections that span civil rights and feminism, health and sexuality, work and family life, education and the professions, and culinary history and etiquette. Highlights include the papers of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Julia Child, Angela Y. Davis, and records of the National Organization for Women. For more information about the library, go to: 


The Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America seeks a part-time processing assistant to support archival processing projects at the library. Under the supervision of the Senior Archivist, processing assistants perform a variety of tasks for the Manuscript division such as: simple processing tasks (e.g., alphabetizing or chronologizing documents, removing rusty paperclips, typing folder lists); basic preservation tasks, such as refoldering and photocopying manuscripts; working with in-house databases; conducting research; etc.  This position is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience with manuscript materials, rare books and periodicals, as well as a broad view of what research in historical collections entails.


3 James Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Offsite offices are located at 40 Concord Ave., Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Ability to interact well with staff.

Strong attention to detail. 

Excellent communication skills

Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment

Sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections.

Ability to lift boxes up to 40 pounds on a regular basis. 

Preferred: Interest in women’s studies, prior archives or library experience. 


Part-time, flexible during library hours.  14 hours per week.

Salary: $16/hr

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