Economics, Duke University

Position ID:Duke-Econ-VRS [#11184]
Position Title: Economists’ Papers Archive HOPE Intern
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Economics / History of Economic Thought
Appl Deadline:2018/05/25 (posted 2018/05/16, listed until 2018/05/25)
Position Description:    

Under the supervision of the Section Head, Manuscripts Processing, this position will primarily provide support for technical services activities of the Economists’ Papers Archive, including arrangement and description of manuscript collections and preparation of the collections for access and research by patrons in the reading room. Responsibilities • Assists with establishing physical and intellectual control of manuscript materials through arranging and rehousing papers, media, and volumes. • Performs processing of archival and manuscript collections and assists with analyzing their organization, arrangement, and preservation needs. • Prepares descriptions for collections, drawing upon economics background and expertise. • Assists with the processing of print materials as needed. • Assists librarians with special projects as needed, including exhibits, outreach, and public relations. • Performs other duties as assigned. EDUCATION: Required: BA/BS in economics or other relevant field; current employment in economics or other relevant field, or enrollment in a graduate program in a relevant field. EXPERIENCE: Required: Strong analytical, organizational, and writing skills; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; prior experience researching or working in a special collections setting and/or completion of at least one course in archival theory and practice; academic background in economics or the history of political economy; ability to work independently and as a member of a team; accurate, efficient, reliable, and detail-oriented; demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding customer service.

All applicants should submit the following materials: a. A statement of interest in which you describe your past history and explain why you want to come to work in the Duke Archives. Please also indicate the time period you would like to come to the Center (e.g., Fall 2019; Spring 2020; the 2019-2020 academic year; a twelve month period beginning September 1, 2019). This should be no more than 1 page in length. b. A current curriculum vitae. c. A letter of recommendation. d. You may submit your materials by e-mail (which is preferred) or regular mail. If by e-mail, please direct them to chope@econ.duke.edu.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.


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Contact: Angela Zemonek, 9196601848
Email: email
Postal Mail:
213 Social Sciences Bldg.
BOX 90097
DURHAM, NC 27708
Web Page: www.econ.duke.edu

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