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FWS Student Assistant - Research & Archives

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Position Information

Classification Title FWS - Student Assistant I
Job Code/BCAT FWS - SA I
Position Type Student
Department History
Position Title FWS Student Assistant - Research & Archives
Position Number
Budget Position Number 54002989
Pay Scale $7.25 - $8.50
Nature of Work

The student will assist with a variety of tasks in the History Department’s Center for Public History, to include researching historical topics, planning and executing public events and programs, transcribing and indexing oral histories, digitizing and processing archival materials, assisting with marketing for the Center for Public History, organizing project records, and other office management tasks as needed. Student may also help with website development and social media marketing. Student may be required to assist with and/or attend special programs, events, or research trips either on campus or in the field. Student may be required to attend weekly staff meetings.

Required Qualifications

Minimum of 2.5 Overall GPA required. History major preferred, minor considered. Office experience desired, including word processing and general organizational skills. Good writing and oral communication skills required. Research skills required. Research skills preferred. Public service skills and experience and website building and management skills desired, but not required.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

Light lifting of archival boxes and materials.
Hours per Week: 10 to 12 hours/week
Start Date: 08/16/2017
Days & Hours Needed: Tuesdays and Thursdays preferred.

Does this position require any special certification/ license? If yes, please specify. No
Notice to Applicants

Email a cover letter and resume. to Ms. Keri Adams at Applications should include your contact information, three (3) professional or academic references with their names and contact information, your overall GPA, and your major(s) and minor(s). In addition, applicants should highlight relevant skills and experience that would be appropriate for the position and list the number of hours you are available to work weekly with your availability by day and time. Students will be contacted for interviews or when more information is required.

Position Status Temporary - Part-Time
Position Notes

FWS Student Assistant I positions include standard, routine duties which require minimal prior training or experience. Most often, FWS Student Assistant I positions work with other students and are frequently supervised. This position does require the candidate to have Federal Work Study.

Required Qualifications

Must be a current University of West Georgia student enrolled for six credit hours and maintaining at least a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average unless otherwise noted/indicated by the hiring department.

Number of Hires Requested for Position Title 1
Funding Source 20000-1068000-16700-61000-008-723100 / 10500-1068101-16700-11000-723100

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number ST00823
Posting Date 07/25/2017
Closing Date 09/22/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicant

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Percentage Of Total Time 60%
Responsibility / Duty

Researching historical topics;
Transcribing and indexing oral histories;
Digitizing and processing archival materials;
Organizing project records.

Percentage Of Total Time 20%
Responsibility / Duty

Planning and executing public events and programs.

Percentage Of Total Time 10%
Responsibility / Duty

Administration (general)

Percentage Of Total Time 8%
Responsibility / Duty

Marketing (general)

Percentage Of Total Time 2%
Responsibility / Duty

Mandatory Compliance, Training, New Student Employee Orientation, Job Training and any other Professional Development.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you eligible for FWSP (Federal Work-Study Program)?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Are you admitted to the University of West Georgia and enrolled for at least 6 credit hours?
    • YES
    • NO
  3. * Do you have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0 in all college course work attempted? (First semester freshmen and first semester graduate students should select yes).
    • YES
    • NO

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Reference 1
  4. Letter of Reference 2
  5. Letter of Reference 3
  6. Unofficial Transcript
Optional Documents