The Harvard Depository is a customer-focused storage facility housing primarily paper-based library collections and records, located approximately 30 miles west of Boston. Founded by the Harvard University Library in 1986, the Depository provides cost-effective media storage in the best environmental conditions available. The staff of sixteen shares a common mission to meet client expectations for service and reliability.
Duties and Responsibilities:
In a team setting, this position will be responsible for performing activities that include the following:
Sizing, sorting, counting, and scanning new items into the Depository database.
Shelving trays and boxes in warehouse setting.
Operating electric lift equipment to heights of 35 feet.
Retrieving, sorting, and refiling circulating items.
Generating reports and verifying the accuracy of activity.
Adjusting, labeling, scanning shelves.
Executing projects of various types, which may include checking inventory, assembling boxes, adjusting shelving units in warehouse, relocating media, as required.
Please note: the schedule for this position is 40 hours per week, from 10:30 AM to 7:00 PM with two paid 15 minute breaks and a half hour unpaid lunch. Alternatively, the schedule could be set to include an additional half hour to accommodate an hour unpaid lunch. Shift differential is applied to the hours between 5 and 7.
Please also note: there is no available public transportation to this work location.
Diversity Statement At the Harvard Library, our work is enriched by our diverse campus community. Our unique and wide-ranging abilities, experiences, and perspectives are integral to achieving Harvard University's mission of excellence in research, teaching, and learning for our patrons, our collections, and our workplace. We believe that an inclusive environment that cultivates and promotes understanding, respect, and collaboration across our diverse workforce enables our success.
We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities to apply to be a part of our community of over 700 staff members. Our work with faculty, students and researchers to explore answers to intellectual questions, enduring and new, and to seek solutions to the world's most consequential problems, requires that we not only reflect, but also champion our diverse society.
A global leader, the Harvard Library is a pre-eminent research library that acquires, disseminates, and preserves knowledge. Harvard's Library holdings range from traditional print collections to rapidly expanding inventories of digital resources. It is the work of the Harvard Library to provide the University's faculty, students, and researchers—now and in the future—with comprehensive access over time to all of these materials.
The Harvard Library is a proud member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance.
Salary Grade: 051
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
High school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 2-3 years' relevant work experience in a production or warehouse environment
Must be able to lift and carry boxes weighing in excess of 40 pounds
Willingness to be trained to operate electric lift equipment to heights of 35 feet required
Ability to work in 50º F. environment for extended periods required
Storage/warehousing experience preferred
Excellent attendance record, punctuality, reliability, and the ability to work well with others
Good interpersonal and communication skills and excellent attention to detail
Familiarity with computers and automated inventory systems preferred
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 49660BR
About Harvard University Library
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.