Marriott Library Jobs
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Benefited Staff Positions
Rare Books Curator
The Rare Books Department of the J. Willard Marriott Library's Special Collections Division is seeking a motivated candidate to work as Curator of its dynamic collection of antiquarian volumes, historical objects, facsimiles, and artist's books. The successful candidate will contribute to the Department's educational and outreach activities, including teaching classes and overseeing the writing and installation of online and physical exhibitions. The Curator will also take a leading role in assisting scholars in their research of collection resources, as well as training colleagues and library patrons in the use and handling of historical printed material. In addition to managing these projects, the successful applicant will assist in the development and execution of the policies, procedures, and daily operations of the Rare Books Department. The selected candidate will have opportunities to serve on Library committees, to present at conferences, and to train and supervise part-time employees.
Please note: For the Marriott Library to be able to appropriately monitor hours worked, part-time employees are generally asked to restrict their work with the University of Utah to Library employment only, unless an exception is granted. Please contact Jordan Waite for questions about this policy.
Collection Projects Assistant
This job is a mobile position working out in the book stacks to evaluate and process collections. We are looking for people that are detail oriented, love being on their feet, and motivated to work independently.
This is an on your feet position that will have you moving throughout the Marriott Library. You will be assisting with shifting of collections to relocate books throughout the library and working in the Automated Retrieval Center (ARC).
MWDL Web Development Assistant
The Mountain West Digital Library (MWDL) seeks an energetic, innovative, and accomplished professional for the position of Web Development Assistant. This is an excellent opportunity to work with collaborative and enthusiastic colleagues who are dedicated to building services for digital libraries and archives. Hosted at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah, along with the rest of the MWDL staff, this position serves the Mountain West region as a key part of the MWDL Service Hub for the Digital Public Library of America, which aggregates metadata from partnering libraries, museums, and archives in five states for sharing both regionally via the MWDL portal at http://mwdl.org/ and nationally via the DPLA portal at http://dp.la/.
While this position focuses primarily on assisting with auditing, editing and designing web pages on the MWDL portal that hosts collections from the various constituents (partners) of MWDL, it will also provide an opportunity to work on social media promotions for MWDL news, content, and collaboration efforts, while also assisting with SEO (Search Engine Optimization) tasks for MWDL. The SEO task set entails analyzing website traffic, collaborating with MWDL team on SEO best practices for the web portal, and studying opportunities and trends in SEO standards to achieve maximum visibility on the world wide web. Work across organizational lines is encouraged to support and strengthen services within the MWDL community.
We are looking for energetic individuals who enjoy a balance of working together on projects and individually on assigned tasks in the areas of facilities management and maintenance. The Marriott Library is more than 500,000 square feet and sees more than 1.6 million visitors per year.
Book Arts Studio Assistant
The Book Arts Studio Assistant's primary responsibilities will be to provide support for the letterpress lab and the composing room, and to assist with studio up-keep and general maintenance. This assistant will also work on a broad range of tasks—some hands-on (materials preparation, studio monitoring, or exhibition installation) and some desk/computer-based (answering program-related email and phone calls, and data entry). Additional duties include: the use of specialized equipment for the preparation of materials for workshops and outreach programs; assisting with projects for the Library, Book Arts Program, and Red Butte Press; assisting visiting artists; helping with communications and publicity; and contributing to exhibitions installation. The ideal candidate enjoys letterpress printing and handiwork, is willing to take on repetitive and meticulous tasks, possesses strong communication skills, values working with a diverse group of people, and is interested in learning new skills. Job emphasis will vary based on the skills and interests of the person hired, special project timelines, and programmatic need.