Job Postings - Support Staff

To apply for any one of the following positions, please go to the University Human Resources website. Applications sent directly to our office will not be taken into consideration.


Title: Paper Conservation Technician
Classification/Rank: SS0D
Job Listing: 00512P
Position: 00030073

Summary: Under the supervision of the Paper Conservator in the E. Lingle Craig Preservation Laboratory, performs a variety of treatments in support of the physical care of paper materials from Indiana University collections, to include manuscript and archival materials, works of art, maps, and ephemera. Mends paper, washes and deacidificates, flattens; and removes stains, varnish, tape, and backing as well as lining and leaf casting. Designs and constructs a variety of protective enclosures for fragile items. Evaluates damaged/deteriorated paper materials; and performs appropriate treatments according to established procedures/production benchmarks. Documents work by using database and digital imaging software to ensure ethics and principles of the American Institute for Conservation are followed; and assists in emergency response.
Note: Exposure to mold and dust and some toxic chemicals is an occupational risk

Qualifications: Resume and cover letter required. Please include a reference section in your resume with contact information for three professional references.

Required: High school diploma or GED and six months of experience in working with paper-based materials in an artistic or craft-based capacity. Demonstrated knowledge and skill in conservation techniques which includes knowledge in English and Metric measuring systems. Extraordinary interpersonal and communication skills; and capability to occasionally advise library staff and/or greater university staff on disaster recovery methods, and provide guidance for storage and access. Possess good time management with the ability to work on several tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines. From time to time, incumbent will need to advise library staff and/or greater university staff on disaster recovery methods, guidance for storage and access. Equipment utilized:  equipment with which the incumbent must be familiar or will be required to operate or use. Hand tools such as scalpels, tweezers, mat knife, bone folder. Larger equipment such as screw presses, suction table, board shear, fume hood, ultrasonic welder.  Visual judgments such as precise measurements must be highly accurate.
Must frequently lift and/or move up to 40 pounds, operate heavy equipment (e.g. board shear, guillotine, job backer), use sharp specialized hand tools (e.g. knives, scalpels) and high-quality fume hood to perform chemical treatments (e.g. spray deacidification/mold removal/tape removal).Must be able to lift 40-50 pounds and push book carts and/or be able to manage a dolly holding heavy boxes. Ability to work on desktop computer for extended periods of time.

Preferred: Some college-level coursework.


Title: Rare Books Cataloger
Classification/Rank: SS0G
Job Listing: 00525P
Position: 00013019

Summary: Primary responsibility is the original and copy cataloging of multilingual rare books and special collection materials, including multimedia materials, individual manuscripts, and more complicated, rare items; and creates or edits national level (NACO) authority records. Manages the library’s comic book collection; acts as the Computer Support Assistant (CSA) for the Lilly Library; and interviews, selects, hires, trains, and supervises student temporary employees.

Qualifications: Resume and cover letter required. Please include a reference section in your resume with contact information for three professional references.

Required: Two years of college level coursework and one year of library experience.Familiarity with cataloging procedures. Strong planning and organization skills; and outstanding interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Ability to take responsibility and function under minimal supervision; strong sense of initiative; demonstrated dependability and flexibility; ability to process complex, detailed work with accuracy; and demonstrated problem solving and decision making abilities.Strong computer skills including the MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Access, and Outlook) and library-specific databases; and knowledge of standard office procedures and equipment.

Preferred: Library experience with rare books and special collection materials; demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve monographic cataloging situations; functional knowledge of Library of Congress Subject Headings and Classifications Schedule; and familiarity with rare book and special collection cataloging standards; working knowledge of one or more foreign languages.


Title: Accounting Representative
Classification/Rank: SS0F
Job Listing: 15682
Position: 00017556

Summary:  Manages the accounting budgets for all library collection acquisitions and ongoing commitments for the Indiana University Bloomington Campus Libraries and five Regional Campus Libraries (Kokomo, Richmond, Northwest, South Bend, and Southeast).  Coordinates, oversees, reviews, and performs a variety of complex tasks such as auditing various online financial transactions, maintaining records of financial transactions, generating distribution of various transaction processing documents, corresponding with domestic and foreign publishers and vendors, etc.  Serves as a liaison and consultant to the library collection managers on fiscal matters. Supervises temporary student staff.

Qualifications: Resume and cover letter required. Please include a reference section in your resume with contact information for three professional references.

Required: High school diploma and two years of accounting or bookkeeping experience.
Knowledge of accounting/bookkeeping procedures; ability to analyze financial records; strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook); and familiarity with standard office procedures and equipment.  Ability to process detailed work with extreme accuracy; strong organizational skills; and ability to coordinate multiple projects and priorities. Demonstrated problem-solving abilities; ability to pay attention to detail and follow established guidelines; ability to effectively organize tasks, manage time, and meet deadlines; demonstrated dependability and flexibility; and ability to work independently as well as in a team. Strong oral and written communications skills; excellent interpersonal skills; and ability to maintain a high level of productivity.

Preferred: Some advanced courses in business/accounting, experience in an online environment, and library acquisitions experience.  Significant expertise in searching and editing online databases.


Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity. Indiana University has a strong commitment to principles of diversity and in that spirit seeks a broad spectrum of candidates with diverse cultural backgrounds.

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