The John Miller Burnam Classics Library is looking to hire energetic, hard-working, and responsible student assistants.
The UC Classics Library is the premier classics library in the country thanks to its world-class collections and it is a destination library for national and international students and scholars.
We are seeking highly motivated student workers for immediate openings. We offer employment of c. 10-15 hours a week. Unlike most jobs, we work around your class and exam schedules when planning the work schedule for each semester. Thanks to the variety of responsibilities and the excellence of the collections, working in the Classics Library can improve your research and library skills which are important for academic success as well as add to your CV and list of references.
In addition to being a valued member of an international and vibrant scholarly community and a distinguished library, you will be trained in varied and detail-oriented tasks ranging from staffing the circulation desk to shelving books, searching book lists against the library’s catalog, scanning documents, checking for broken web links, dusting shelves, and anything and everything a large and modern academic research library requires. We guarantee that you will not be bored, but because of our library’s important responsibilities and your limited work hours, you will be required to focus on the many tasks of the job rather than on personal social media or homework.
Because of the highly specialized nature of the Classics Library, we prioritize students with a background in Classical Studies and the Humanities in addition to students with western foreign language training besides English, especially in German, French, Italian, Spanish in addition to ancient Greek and Latin. Also, because of a limited budget, we prioritize students on a federal Work/Study grant although we do hire non-work/study students as well.
If this sounds like a good fit for you, please contact us to learn more and to set up an interview at your earliest convenience. Please submit your CV and application form to:
The library is located on the 1st floor of the Blegen Library building.
CLASSICS LIBRARY – APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT
Undergraduate/Graduate (circle one) & Degree Program________________ _____________________________________________________________
Current or most recent employer ___________________________________ _____________________________________________________________
Previous library experience _______________________________________ _____________________________________________________________
Other experience working with the public ___________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________
Are you eligible for federal Work/Study assistance? Yes / No
Have you accepted a federal Work/Study grant for the current academic year or semester?
Yes / No
Do you hold a Graduate Assistant or Teaching Assistant position? Yes / No
Any other information you wish to provide___________________________ ______________________________________________