Archives Assistant – Library Archives

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Part-timeEstimated: $32,000 – $44,000 a year4 hours ago
  • Communication skills
  • Time management
  • Digitization
  • Organizational skills
  • Bachelor’s degree
Full Job Description
Job no: 499636

Work type: Part-Time

Location: University City – Philadelphia, PA

Categories: Drexel University, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

About Drexel

Located in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Drexel University is a world-class, comprehensive R1 research institution and a global leader in experiential education. Serving as the cornerstone of experiential learning at Drexel, our renowned cooperative education program, also known as co-op, enables students to gain up to 18 months of work experience and build an impressive résumé before they graduate that will set them apart from their peers. For more than 100 years, Drexel co-op has positioned students to learn directly from the experts and visionaries shaping the professional world. Our program partners with more than 1,700 employers from around the globe, ranging from Fortune 500 companies and emerging startups to innovative nonprofits and government agencies.

In addition, Drexel has committed to becoming the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics. Drexel supports engagement along three dimensions: research and academic programs that directly benefit communities, public service by students, faculty and staff, and business practices that support equitable local and regional economic development. Drexel’s engagement is long-term and multigenerational, and is fundamental to the University’s mission, heritage, and future.

Job Summary

The Archival Assistant will digitize approximately 100 open-reel audio tapes in the WKDU radio station records (Collection UR 8.13). The work will be performed using equipment at the Drexel Audio Archives at 1 Drexel Plaza.

Essential Functions

Digitally reformat open-reel audio tapes into WAV files

Compile descriptive and technical metadata about the recordings in a spreadsheet

Perform quality control checks and upload the files to a University Archives OneDrive account, shared drive, or portable storage media

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree

Familiarity with audio digitization equipment and procedures

Familiarity with radio station recording and broadcast practices

Good time management and organizational skills

Good written and oral communication skills

Attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity with diverse musical genres

Physical Demands

Typically sitting at a desk/table

Lifting demands Less than up to 50 lbs

Job Location

University City – Philadelphia PA

Additional Information

This is a temporary part-time, non-exempt hourly paid position that will be paid bi-weekly, and does not qualify for benefits.

This position is supported fully or partially by external funds; continuation of employment is contingent on receipt of those external funds.

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

Advertised: Sep 23 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: Oct 23 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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