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: 09351P

SUnder the supervision of the Paper Conservator in the E. Lingle Craig Preservation Laboratory, the Paper Conservation Technician 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. Activities may include paper mending, washing and deacidification, flattening, Design and construct a variety of protective enclosures for fragile items. The individual also assists in emergency response. Evaluate damaged/deteriorated paper materials, perform appropriate treatments according to established procedures/production benchmarks. Document work, using database and digital imaging software, to ensure ethics and principles of the American Institute for Conservation are followed.
Note: Exposure to mold and dust and some toxic chemicals is an occupational risk.

Qualifications: High school diploma or GED; some college-level coursework desirable. Minimum six months of experience in working with paper-based materials in an artistic or craft-based capacity.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities:  

•    Knowledge of and skill in conservation techniques.
•    Knowledge of English and Metric measuring systems.
•    Good time management skills.
•    Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
•    Ability to work on several tasks simultaneously.
•    Ability 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.
Long hours are spent either standing or working at a bench in repetitive motion.  Some repetitive actions of hand and arm required. Exposure to mold and dust and some toxic chemicals is an occupational risk. 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).

Title: Stacks Supervisor
Classification/Rank: SS0D
Job Listing: 09332P

Summary: Supervises, coordinates, and participates in daily operations of the Stacks/Searching Unit to achieve maximum effectiveness and efficiency. Plans, organizes, and executes timely shelving and pulling of library materials; assists library users in location of materials and/or information; and resolves problems encountered during unit operations. Develops, establishes, and implements policies and procedures to yield high accuracy and productivity.  Determines daily priorities and work assignments and hires, trains, schedules, and provides direct leadership for temporary employees.  Participates in responding to building emergencies, opening/closing routines, and in providing a safe, secure environment.

Qualifications: High School diploma or GED; One year library experience.
Knowledge of library procedures and resources; knowledge of standard office systems including e-mail, Internet applications, database searching, and strong computer skills including MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, and Excel). Ability to process detailed work with 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 and manage time; and demonstrated dependability and flexibility. Good oral and written communications skills; ability to work as part of a team; excellent interpersonal skills; and ability to maintain a high level of productivity

Preferred:  Customer service and supervisory experience strongly preferred; some college level coursework.

Physical Requirements: ability to perform work that requires standing for long periods, bending, stretching, lifting heavy material, and working at a computer for long periods.  

Primary schedule is Sunday-Thursday, 4pm-12am.  Shifts vary and are subject to change depending on the needs of the unit and variations in the hours of operation. Daytime, evening, weekend, and holiday shifts are required.

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