We can only hire students with Work Study or Work Award. Please let us know in your application how many hours you are allowed to work.
The Friends Collection and College Archive has two primary purposes. First, we are the official repository for the college’s records. Anything related to the college’s history is housed here. We collect items of historical interest, including photographs, documents, and artifacts, as well as records from committees, student life, departments, and offices. We are also home to one of the largest Quaker history collections in the world, including more than 12,000 books and nearly as many pamphlets, some going back to the 17th Century when the Society of Friends was founded. We also take care of the college’s rare book collections. The people we primarily serve are students, departments and offices on campus, alumni, researchers, and genealogists.
Job Description could include any of the following:
- Organizing archival collections
- Digitization (photographs, documents, books)
- Working with microfilm
- Data entry
- Helping with the migration and clean-up of our new database
Desired Skills and Qualifications:
- Friendly and personable
- Curiosity about our collections
- Reliable, responsible, dependable
- Ability to work independently
- Ability to lift a 20-30 pound box
- Any majors acceptable
What skills will the student employee develop professionally or learning goals or educational benefits:
- Customer service
- Knowledge of Earlham history
- Good work habits
In your cover letter, please answer the following question: Why are you interested in working for the Friends Collection and College Archive?