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Collections Care Technician

Employer
Virginia Commonwealth University
Location
Virginia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Jul 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Pediatrics, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration, Librarians & Library Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Part Time
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Job Code/Title 82331 - H - Library Associate 1 Position Number H01426 Working Title Collections Care Technician Department University Libraries Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range $11.00 - $12.75/hour, depending on experience Campus MCV and Monroe Park Campus Position Type Hourly Hours/Week 29 Normal work days Monday - Friday Normal work hours 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM Job Category Administrative/ Secretarial/ Clerical Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? No Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Description of the Job
The VCUL Collections Care Technician assists the Collections Care Librarian/Conservator in a variety of tasks to ensure that VCUL collection materials are accessible and in usable condition.

The successful candidate will:
  1. Repair and care for materials from VCU Library’s circulating collections: mending paper, rebinding books, re-sewing, spine repairs, making enclosures to house materials, and assisting with other collections care tasks in a variety of formats.
  2. Assist when we have a leak or other emergency that requires a response to protect collections.
  3. Process items sent to the bindery, creating lists in their software and packaging shipments.
  4. Edit tutorial videos.
  5. Check items in and out of “repair” in Alma.
  6. Assist in shelving items in need of repair.
  7. Maintain spreadsheets with condition details.
  8. Help with regular workspace maintenance and upkeep.
  9. Assist with additional projects as needed.



Preferred:
  1. Knowledge of book structure, previous experience working in a library.
  2. Experience in repairing books, crafts, sewing, or the arts.
  3. Experience using databases, e.g. Alma.
  4. Experience using Adobe Premiere or other film editing software.


Up to 29 hours per week at the rate of $11.00 – $12.75 per hour, depending on experience.

Required Qualifications
  1. Demonstrated manual dexterity and coordination.
  2. Ability to discern differences in weight, texture, and quality of materials.
  3. Ability to master precise measuring and cutting.
  4. Ability to work independently and maintain a record of work.
  5. Demonstrated problem solving capability and organizational skills.
  6. Ability to collaborate and share space in a workshop environment.
  7. Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.



Preferred Qualifications
  1. Knowledge of book structure, previous experience working in a library.
  2. Experience in repairing books, crafts, sewing, or the arts.
  3. Experience using databases, e.g. Alma.
  4. Experience using Adobe Premiere or other film editing software.



Job Open Date 07/22/2021 Remove from posting on or before 07/29/2021 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants Additional Information Quick Link https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/108114 Supplemental Questions

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Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application


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