Student Jobs

If you find a job you are interested in, please fill out the online application. Interviews are generally scheduled early in the Fall semester, after students have arrived on campus.

Currently Filled:

  • *POSITION FILLED* Circulation Desk Student Assistant: Provides direct customer service to entire college community and the public from the circulation desk. Circulates library materials, and helps customers locate materials. Assists in troubleshooting printers, copiers and microfilm readers. Other tasks as assigned. Willingness to participate in continuous training. Scheduled attendance is required. Must possess a pleasant, professional manner and appearance. Potential for advancement.
    Essential Skills and Aptitudes: Must be punctual, reliable and responsible, and able to work with the public. Ability to work with frequent interruptions. Ability to keep information confidential.
  • *POSITION FILLED* Administrative Offices Student Assistant: Student will assist with all areas of Administrative Office work, duties will include: Maintaining spreadsheets, processing outgoing library mailings, filing, organizing, data entry, sorting incoming mail. Duties may extend to designing and distributing event fliers, and book or product research. Also participates in other projects and duties as assigned. Position starts at $7.25 per hour.
    Essential Skills and Aptitudes: Prompt, reliable, responsible, dependable, detail-oriented, organized, good people skills. Word processing, Excel spreadsheet skills, and accurate typist a must. Must be able to lift cartons weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • *POSITION FILLED* Cataloging Intern: Copy catalogs approval books, firm orders, and gifts. Assists in enhancing cataloging on older materials. Position starts at $8 per hour. 6-10 hours per week.
    Essential Skills and Aptitudes: Prompt, reliable, responsible. Attention to detail a must. Familiarity with OCLC Client, WorldCat, MARC Records, and Muscat a must.
  • *POSITION FILLED* Cataloging Student Assistant: Physical processing of books, DVDs, and other materials (covers, stamps, etc.). Produces item labels, conducts quality control of items to check that they are processed correctly. Changes the status of items in MUSCAT before sending to the stacks. Other duties as assigned. Work hours available are 8:00AM - 12:00PM, 1:00PM - 4:00PM; Monday - Friday. (No evenings or weekends) Must be able to work a minimum of four hours per week. Additional requirements: organized, methodical work habits. Position starts at $7.25 per hour.
    Essential Skills and Aptitudes: Prompt, reliable, responsible, detail-oriented, good people skills. Some mechanical aptitude helpful, as well as computer experience.
  • *POSITION FILLED* Collections Student Assistant: Assists with various aspects of collections maintenance. Depending on students' interest, skills, and departmental needs, this may include any of the following tasks. Logging (counting) of gift books. Researching publisher gifts, donations, and books being assessed using a variety of library databases and online resources. Helping with receiving of orders (unpacking shipments, printing invoices).  Assisting with receipt of bindery shipments (verifying receipt, proofreading spines, checking into Sierra).  Packing, shipping, listing, and reshelving of Amazon items. Shelf-pulling from lists.  Some light cataloging, including adding tables of contents and/or summaries to existing records as requested. Some light carrying and lifting, general clerical tasks, and organizational skills. Also participates in other projects and duties as assigned. Position starts at $7.25 per hour. 6-10 hours per week.
    Essential Skills and Aptitudes: Prompt, reliable, responsible. Attention to detail a must. Ability to push a book cart. Ability to read call numbers.

  • *POSITION FILLED* Graphic Design Student Assistant: Do you have an interest in design or art? Do you like designing for the web? Are you looking for on the job experience? Musselman Library has a great opportunity for a student interested in art and graphic design. Responsibilities for this position include the following tasks: Working with library staff to create design ideas that fit the needs for both print and online library marketing initiatives; Brainstorming, mocking up, and modifying design ideas; Using computer software to execute designs. Position starts at $8.00 per hour, average 6-10 hours per week.
    Essential Skills and Aptitudes: Artistic sensibility about design elements, such as color, font, composition, and layout; technical skills in Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office, and online media; excellent eye for detail and accuracy; communication, organization and problem solving skills; prompt and self motivated; ability to adhere to deadlines; enthusiastic, proactive and adaptable.
  • *POSITION FILLED* Interlibrary Loan Student: Assists with processing requests from other institutions, and preparing materials to lend other libraries. Processes incoming loans and returning books. Helps to research and verify citations, scan requested material. and send scan via several on-line formats. Decisions for appropriate packaging, and shipping requested materials out. Additional qualifications: an aptitude for research and willingness to learn library "detective"" skills to locate the "hard to find" item. Position starts at $7.25 per hour.
    Essential Skills and Aptitudes: Prompt, reliable, responsible, detail-oriented, good people skills. Some mechanical aptitude helpful. Interest in learning and utilizing Interlibrary Loan software.
  • *POSITION FILLED* Media Services Student Assistant: Helps with all aspects of media such as film previewing and digitizing films for streaming purposes. Also helps with putting films on reserve and assisting patrons with microfilm/microfiche readers. Additional qualifications: occasional lifting required. Position starts at $7.25 per hour.
    Essential Skills and Aptitudes: Prompt, reliable, responsible, detail-oriented, good people skills. Some mechanical aptitude helpful.
  • *POSITION FILLED* Music Cataloging Student Assistant: Primary focus on scores, CDs, and other related materials. Assists with pre-cataloging searches for descriptions, physical processing of scores, CDs, and other materials (covers, stamps, etc.). Produces item labels, conducts quality control of collection. Other duties as assigned. Work hours available are 9:00AM-12:00PM, 1:00PM - 5:00PM; Monday - Friday. (No evenings or weekends) Must be able to work a minimum of four hours per week. Additional requirements: organized, methodical work habits. Position starts at $7.25 per hour.
    Essential Skills and Aptitudes: Prompt, reliable, responsible, detail-oriented, good people skills. Some mechanical aptitude helpful, as well as computer experience.
  • *POSITION FILLED* Reference & Web Student Assistant: Helps with diverse aspects of the daily operations of the reference department, and aids in the ongoing maintenance and development of the library website. Duties will include managing spreadsheets, assisting in the design of instructional and promotional materials (print and electronic), and utilizing the library catalog to support reference book purchases. Web work will include creating and editing web pages in the college’s content management system. Takes digital photos, edits them as needed, and stores them properly. Other duties will be assigned as they develop and you develop. Position starts at $7.25 per hour.
    Essential Skills and Demonstrated Abilities Desired:
    Must be dependable and a quick learner. Will have extensive experience with Excel, Word, website content management, digital cameras, and the Adobe Design Suite. Experience with HTML, graphic design, layout, or photography, and an eye for good user design and appealing visuals are a plus.
  • *POSITION FILLED* Reserves Student Assistant: Assists in processing Reserve books and articles. Occasionally scans electronic reserves. Provides support to Reserves Assistant for special projects and related tasks. Additional qualifications: organized, methodical work habits.
    Essential Skills and Aptitudes: Prompt, reliable, responsible, detail-oriented, an accurate typist, good people skills. Some mechanical aptitude helpful. Interest in working on a computer. Position starts at $7.25 per hour.
  • *POSITION FILLED* Scholarly Communication Assistant: Assist librarians in soliciting and uploading content into Gettysburg College’s institutional repository (The Cupola: Scholarship at Gettysburg College). Learn how to identify publications that can be included in The Cupola. Investigate publisher policies regarding copyright and self-archiving. Assist in communicating with faculty authors and publishers as necessary (typically via email). Great opportunity for anyone interested in publishing, especially open access publishing in an academic environment. We will train the right student! Position starts at $8.00 per hour.
    Essential Skills and Aptitudes: Self-motivated, acute attention to detail, proactive and adaptable, superb communication skills (particularly email), excellent student.
  • *POSITION FILLED* Serials Assistant: Sorts daily mail including journals, newspapers and microfilm; checks in, labels, and processes all serials; keeps journal and newspaper stacks in order; processes and shelves returning bindery shipments; sorts and distributes approval slips and review cards; may process book shipments; may assist with weeding/shifting projects. Ability to read call numbers, facilitate necessary call number corrections, and identify serial titles and shelving locations. Some light carrying and lifting, general clerical tasks, and organizational skills. Ability to push a book cart. Also participates in other projects and duties as assigned. Position starts at $7.25 per hour.
    Essential Skills and Aptitudes: Prompt, reliable, responsible, detail-oriented, good people skills. Word processing and Excel spreadsheet skills a plus. Some mechanical aptitude helpful. Interest in working on a computer.
  • *POSITION FILLED* Shelvers: Shelve books, CDs, DVDs, and videos, shelf-reading in a specific section of the library stacks, inventory and locate missing books, walk through the building to retrieve materials to be returned into stacks. Maintenance of orderly stacks and surrounding area. Other duties as assigned. Additional requirements: Understanding of Library of Congress call numbers or willingness to learn. Responsible for physical appearance of the library. Ability to push a cart full of books. Light lifting. Position starts at $7.25 per hour.
    Essential Skills and Aptitudes: Prompt, reliable, responsible, detail-oriented, good people skills. Some mechanical aptitude helpful.
  • *POSITION FILLED* Special Collections Student Assistant: Student will assist Special Collections staff with a variety of archival and rare book related projects. Projects may include: cataloging books for MUSCAT; creating container lists; organizing, describing, and rehousing manuscript collections according to archival best practices; research and transcription projects; and other archival duties. Student may also assist with the reshelving of archival material, exhibits, and scanning or photography, as needed. Position starts at $7.25 per hour.
    Essential Skills and Aptitudes: Must be dependable, detail oriented, independent worker and have working knowledge of general computer applications including MSWord and Excel. Must be able to lift cartons weighing up to 40 lbs. Much of the work is historical in nature and applicants should have an interest in working with documents, manuscripts, rare books, rare maps, and artifacts.
  • *POSITION FILLED* Special Collections Student Assistant - Archives: Student will assist Special Collections staff with a variety of College History and records management projects. Projects may include: filing and describing the College Publications Collection; organizing, describing, and rehousing manuscript collections according to archival best practices; research on College history and other topics; and identifying and organizing photographs. Student may also assist with exhibits, scanning or photography, and minor conservation projects. Position starts at $7.25 per hour.
    Essential Skills and Aptitudes: Must be dependable, detail oriented, and an independent worker. Must have a good, working knowledge of general computer applications such as MSWord and Excel and be an accurate typist. Must be able to lift cartons weighing up to 40 lbs. Interest in College history, historical research, and public history a plus, but all majors are encouraged to apply.
  • *POSITION FILLED* Special Collections Student Assistant - Digital Projects: Student will be responsible for the photography and scanning of materials by following digital preservation and imaging standards created by Special Collections, and for producing both archival Tiffs and JPEG derivatives. Work may also include analog to digital conversion of both audio and VHS cassette tapes. Individual must also maintain the organization of digital files so as to facilitate retrieval by the Special Collections staff. This student will also be required to research digitized materials and organize data for items to be added to digital collections. Duties may also include graphic design and customization of online exhibits. Individual will come into contact with a wide variety of materials such as artifacts, photographs, slides, negatives, film, pamphlets, rare books, letters, and broadsides; appreciation for these rare materials through demonstrated care when digitizing is essential. Position starts at $7.25 per hour.
    Essential Skills and Aptitudes: Must be dependable, detail oriented, and comfortable with new technology. Will have extensive experience with digital cameras, Adobe Design Suite, Audacity, Excel, MicroSoft Word. Experience with CONTENTdm, Omeka, Wordpress, and video editing software a plus. The ideal candidate will be capable of offering solutions to some of the digitizing challenges that arise in Special Collections.
  • *POSITION FILLED* Special Collections Student Assistant - Conservation: Student will assist the Special Collections Conservator with collections maintenance, book conservation, and creative housing solutions for archival items. Projects may include the conservation of rare books, the description of book bindings, the replacing book shelving, and the identification of items in need of rehousing or mending and encapsulation of items such as maps or posters. In addition, student will assist in the repair of collection materials. Position starts at $7.25 per hour.
    Essential Skills and Aptitudes: Must be dependable, detail-oriented, have an interest in historic materials and have good hand skills.