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Archives Assistant - Digital Collections and Archives - 18001194
This is a part time position working 26.25 hours per week.
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.
Under close supervision, 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 photoduplication 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.
Some previous exposure to an archives or special collection.
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
May have some very occasional evening or weekend work.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.
Digital Collections & Archives
Apr 13, 2018, 4:00:14 AM PI102022554
In the 1840s, the Universalist Church wanted to open a college in New England. Boston businessman Charles Tufts gave the church a gift of 20 acres of land, valued at $20,000, on the condition it be used for establishing a college. With that, the location was decided. Tufts' land, which he inherited, was located on one of the highest hills in the Boston area, Walnut Hill, straddling Medford and Somerville.