Oral History Indexing Assistant

University of Kentucky
September 29, 2023
Offerd Salary:$12.00-$12
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Job Title Oral History Indexing Assistant

Requisition Number DU10258 Department Name 88000:LIBRARY ADMINISTRATION Work Location Lexington, KY Salary Range $12.00-$12.00 Type of Position Student Position Time Status Part-Time Required Education

Must be enrolled at UK as current student

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Physical Requirements

Being able to sit for periods of time working on computer, able to lift objects up to 20 lbs.


15-20 hours a week

Job Summary

The Oral History Center Student Assistant is responsible for a variety of work at the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the Special Collections Division. Specific duties for each job will depend on current projects, initiatives, and priorities and may include:

- Indexing interviews using the OHMS system in accordance with the Nunn Center's standards and style guides.

- Conducting general research pertaining to interview contents in order to ensure the accuracy and spellings of mentioned names and entities, adding outside research and archival materials to oral history interviews, as well as participating in the research process, production, and implementation of Nunn Center outreach initiatives including social media, podcasts, radio programs, or other special projects and initiatives.

- Describing interviews/collections.

- Data entry.

- Participating in the archival collection inventory process.

- Digitization, editing, and preservation of audio and video.

- Other duties as assigned.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Student must have strong writing skills. Must also have attention for details, editing skills, and the ability to follow department procedures and policies. Must be able to work without close supervision. Must be able to work with materials in different formats. Student must maintain a regular work schedule.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No Preferred Education/Experience

Basic computer proficiency with a working knowledge of Microsoft applications, as well as familiarity with metadata and content management systems such as Blogger, WordPress, and SlideShare.

Deadline to Apply 09/29/2023 University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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