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UMW Libraries
Simpson Library | Special Collections

Student Employment

This guide summarizes the different types of student jobs available at Simpson Library.

Special Collections and University Archives Student Assistant

Special Collections and University Archives Student Assistant


Position Basics

Work Hours Between 8 AM and 5 PM
Weekend Shifts Included? No
Hours per Week An average of 10 hours each week
Public Services? Yes
Same Schedule each Week? Yes

Position Duties

  • Assist with reference questions and assisting patrons
  • Retrieve and shelve unique archival and rare materials
  • Assist with exhibit display creation, research and set-up/take-down
  • Label and move collections to acid-free enclosures as specified
  • Process archival collections and create finding aids
  • Special Projects

Minimum Qualifications (Required)

  • Good organizational and communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Dependability
  • Must have at least 2.0 GPA

Student Assistant Supervisor

Angie Kemp