Public Services & Collections Assistant
Robinson Research Center
Rhode Island Historical Society
The Public Services & Collections Assistant serves as the first point of contact at the Robinson Research Center and as administrative support for the Collections staff.
Primary public service duties include greeting and registering patrons (explaining policies and procedures), monitoring the lobby and reading room, giving patrons general assistance, answering and routing phone calls, re-shelving reference material, assisting with events and programs, supporting the research staff in assisting patrons, and other duties as assigned.
Primary administrative duties include maintaining registration records, recording and keeping statistics, processing payments, maintaining vendor accounts, maintaining files, ordering supplies, managing timesheets, collecting and distributing incoming mail, and performing other duties as assigned.
Primary collections duties include paging and re-shelving collections materials, basic re-housing of collections materials (stabilization/preservation), logistical assistance with large donations (site visits, pickups), attending relevant regional meetings and events, and other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree required. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, strong administrative and organizational skills, and attention to details are required. Must have proficient, work-related MS Office Suite experience including Word and Excel. The ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work independently is essential. Familiarity with Library of Congress and other classification systems strongly desired. Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds and handle objects and material with care.
37.5 hours/week, Monday through Friday and the second Saturday of every month.
Benefits: Health care insurance, single plan starting the 1st of the month following date of hire. TIAA/CREF retirement plan after completing twenty four (24) months of employment. Life and Disability Insurance. Sick time, Holidays and vacation time.
The Rhode Island Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws.
Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Public Services & Collections Assistant” in the subject line. Deadline for applications is 11:59pm on Sunday, February 18, 2018. No phone calls please.
Public Services & Collections Assistant, Robinson Research Center, Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, RI
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