Student Assistant Vacancy Announcement-National Gallery of Art Library

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National Gallery of Art Library

Student Assistant Vacancy Announcement-National Gallery of Art Library

Student employment opportunity The Special Collections (Vertical Files) at the National Gallery of Art Library welcomes applicants for the part-time student assistant position. Students will have the opportunity to learn about librarianship – on-the-job, in the East Building and remotely – through a variety of tasks:

processing new acquisitions of ephemera; assisting staff with circulation, preservation, and space management; cataloging and digitizing ephemera; assisting Gallery curators, scholars in the Center for Advance Visual Study, and members of the public with their research and use of the library’s Vertical Files and microform collections


The purpose of the position is three-fold: 

  • to support the art-information and scholarly aspects of National Gallery of Art’s core mission
  • to introduce students to the world of libraries in cultural heritage organizations
  • to provide opportunities for interest-driven exploration of the museum and library fields Applicants should be enrolled at least half-time as students, and able to work both onsite and from a remote computer for a total of twenty hours a week during the school term; full-time hours are available during semester breaks and summer recess.

Pay is at the GS-4 level (about $17 per hour). Employees earn vacation and sick leave. Members of underrepresented groups, people living with a disability, and anyone interested in art museum and library professions are particularly encouraged to apply – or to contact us with questions. Direct inquiries now or about employment in the future to