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Computer Operator

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

*Must be a current University of Utah student.* For the Library to be able to appropriately monitor hours worked, part-time employees are generally asked to restrict their work with the University of Utah to Library employment only, unless an exception exists.



Open Date 01/10/2017
Requisition Number PRN06461N
Job Title Computer Operator
Working Title AV Data Technician
Job Grade B
FLSA Code Nonexempt
Patient Care Job Code?
Type Non Benefited Staff / Student
Temporary? No
Standard Hours per Week 19
Full Time or Part Time? Part Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Summary

Monday-Friday, 8-5
Some evenings and weekends may be required.

Is this a work study job? No
VP Area Academic Affairs
Department 00790 - Marriott Library - Operations
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 9.78
Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.
Job Summary

From oral histories and music to home movies, news, and independent film, the audio-visual materials in Special Collections provide a dynamic glimpse into Utah’s art, history and culture. If you are detail-oriented, like working with computers and have a passion for history, for film, for the stories of people and the places where they live, consider joining the Audio-Visual Archive team. Organize digital audio and video, transform data using XML, and take pleasure in creating order out of chaos, preserve unique historical materials for future generations, and help visitors to the library discover something wonderful they didn’t know existed.


Create descriptive EAD finding aids for AV collections using XML code

Record and analyze data in archive databases, spreadsheets and management systems

Transform data from text into tab-delimited files and XML using Excel formulas, Notepad++, XSLT, and other practices

Use in-house software to create metadata that adheres to national standards

Recognize items that need special preservation treatment

Repair and rehouse audio-visual materials for preservation and long term storage

Organize and describe physical and digital audio-visual materials

Conduct research as necessary for special projects, screenings and patron requests

Keep detailed records of all projects

Assist patrons in Special Collections reading room

Other duties as assigned in relation to the operations of the Multimedia Archives

Minimum Qualifications

One year of computer operations experience or equivalency required; demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required. Previous customer service experience is preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Ability to operate PC and Mac computers

Ability to work with XML code, Microsoft Excel, databases and complex software

Ability to work 15-19 hours per week

Ability to lift 30 pounds

Demonstrated organizational abilities and good attention to detail

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions

Ability to work effectively with limited supervision, make independent
decisions and take initiative on projects and problem solving

Ability to work as part of a team

Good interpersonal skills for interaction at reference desk

Interest in the history of visual and aural media

Interest in the history of Utah and the West

Special Instructions Summary

Must be a current University of Utah student.

For the Library to be able to appropriately monitor hours worked, part-time employees are generally asked to restrict their work with the University of Utah to Library employment only, unless an exception exists.

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email:

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How many months/years of computer operations related work experience do you have?
    • No experience
    • Less than 6 months
    • 6 months or more, but less than 1 year
    • 1 year or more, but less than 3 years
    • 3 years or more
  2. * How many months/years of customer service experience do you have?
    • No experience
    • Less than 6 months
    • More than 6 months but less than 1 year
    • More than 1 year but less than 3 years
    • More than 3 years
  3. Are you a current University of Utah student?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
  3. Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission