Archives Assistant - Digital Collections and Archives - (19001353)
Digital Collections and Archives (DCA) supports the teaching and research mission of Tufts University by ensuring the enduring preservation and accessibility of the university's permanently valuable records and collections. DCA assists departments, faculty, and staff in managing records and other assets. DCA collaborates with members of the Tufts community and others to develop tools to discover and access collections to support teaching, research, and administrative needs in addition to providing reference and instruction services.
Under close supervision, the (DCA) Archives Assistant performs routine administrative and archives work where assignments are well defined and require basic interpretation, judgement, or discretionary actions. Answers phones and greets visitors/researchers, answers questions via phone and email and forwards calls to appropriate contacts, files and records information according to established guidelines. Other responsibilities include fulfilling scanning and photo duplication orders and basic archival processing. Administrative support includes scheduling meetings and reserving rooms, collecting and distributing mail, maintaining departmental supplies, conducting ad hoc research projects, filing and copying, and filing and monitoring facilities tickets. Position will also work on special projects to support DCA staff members.
High school education and 1 year office experience.
Understanding of common software packages including electronic calendaring (Outlook), and Microsoft Office.
Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously
Ability to work with a diverse population
Professional demeanor both over the phone and in person
BA preferred. Some previous exposure to archives and special collections preferred
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
May have some overtime, evenings, and weekends to assist with special events.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Job: Administrative Support
Organization: Digital Collections & Archives
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Part-time
Job Posting: May 1, 2019, 1:44:09 PM
Internal Number: 19001353
About Tufts University
Tufts is a leader in American higher education, distinctive for its success as a moderately sized university that excels at research and providing students with a personal experience. Our unique combination of research and liberal arts attracts students, faculty and staff who thrive in our environment of curiosity, creativity and engagement.