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Library Aide

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

*Must be a current University of Utah student enrolled in 6 undergraduate credit hours or 5 graduate credit hours.* For the Library to be able to appropriately monitor hours worked, part-time student employees are generally asked to restrict their work with the University of Utah to Library employment only, unless an exception exists.

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Details

Open Date 04/12/2017
Requisition Number PRN06741N
Job Title Library Aide
Working Title Book Arts Studio Assistant
Job Grade A
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

Shifts are typically scheduled Monday through Friday between 8am and 5pm.

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 9.50
Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.
Job Summary

Book Arts Studio Assistants work as part of a team of faculty and staff in a busy studio environment. Assistants work on a broad range of tasks—some hands-on (like materials preparation, studio monitoring, or exhibition installation) and some desk/computer-based (answering program-related email and phone calls or data entry). Assistants use specialized equipment for the preparation of materials for workshops and outreach programs; assist with projects for the Library, Book Arts Program, and Red Butte Press; organize and maintain studio spaces and storage; assist visiting artists; support K-12 outreach initiatives; help with communications and publicity; and contribute to exhibitions installation. The ideal candidate enjoys handwork, is willing to take on repetitive and meticulous tasks, possesses strong communication skills, values working with a diverse group of people, and is interested in learning new skills. Job emphasis will vary based on the skills and interests of the person hired, special project timelines, and programmatic need.

Responsibilities

Preparation of materials, studio upkeep, and general office duties in support of all Program and Red Butte Press initiatives including K-12 Outreach, Community Programming, Academic Courses, Exhibitions, and Red Butte Press editions. Depending on the level of previous and acquired experience, this position might also act as teaching assistant for K-12 and community programming. Advanced skills would allow teaching assistance for classes.

Minimum Qualifications

Six months clerical or customer service experience required; demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required.

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

Preferences

Studying Art, Art History, English, and/or Book Arts. Experience with bookmaking or other hand-skills required, printmaking/letterpress strongly preferred. Exceptional communication skills, demonstrated eye for fine-tuned details, and strong record-keeping capabilities and organizational competencies required. Proficiency in Office software required; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign preferred.

Because of the nature of detailed and accurate record-keeping for grant purposes and the importance of time-intensive, detail-oriented preparation of materials, this position demands painstaking attention to detail. Because this position is in constant contact with patrons, strong communication skills are essential.

Special Instructions Summary

Must be a current University of Utah student enrolled in 6 undergraduate credit hours or 5 graduate credit hours.

For the Library to be able to appropriately monitor hours worked, part-time student 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: employment@utah.edu 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: oeo@umail.utah.edu.


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 clerical and/or customer service 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. 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