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Career Opportunities - Vacancy Announcement

Reading Room Assistant - Temporary/Seasonal - State Archives

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Job ID: 3002924
Location: Bismarck, ND
Salary Range From: 12.00 / Hourly
Salary Range To: 12.00 / Hourly
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Job Duration
May - September *Starting and ending dates are flexible for students to begin after the spring semester ends and end prior to the fall semester.

Summary of Work
The Reading Room Assistant will work with reference staff assisting patrons in the Reading Room of the State Archives with research.

Duties and Tasks
The Reading Room Assistant will be expected to welcome patrons, get them signed in, make certain they are aware of Reading Room rules, and get their coats, bags, and parcels into a locker. He/she will discuss the patrons research needs and assist with the appropriate materials from the collection. He/she will provide assistance with microfilm read/printers, photocopier, and various computers and databases. The Reading Room Assistant will also be expected to answer the telephone, reference letters and e-mails, and operate a cash register. There may be additional duties in filing and indexing.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be able to communicate with the public
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must be able to climb ladders and move boxes weighing up to 40 pounds
  • Must be able to work with materials that may contain dust or dirt
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills

Application Procedures
All applications for open State Historical Society positions must be made via the State of North Dakota Careers site. Paper submissions are not accepted.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Applicants are screened based on qualifications, successful completion of the interview process and a background and criminal investigation.

Anyone needing assistance or accommodations during any part of the application process please contact Erica Houn: E-mail: phone: (701) 328-2327, fax: (701) 328-3710.

Anyone needing more information on the position please contact James Davis or Ann Jenks at (701) 328-2091.

Learn more about the State Historical Society of North Dakota:

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Equal Employment Opportunity
The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. 23-12-10.

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612 East Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
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State Museum and Store: 8am - 5pm M-F; Sat. & Sun. 10am - 5pm.
We are closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
State Archives: 8am - 4:30pm., M-F, except state holidays, and 2nd Sat. of each month, 10am - 4:30 pm.
State Historical Society offices: 8am - 5pm M-F, except state holidays.

Contact Us:
phone: (701) 328-2666
fax: (701) 328-3710