Part-Time Job at Dumbarton Oaks


Dumbarton Oaks Research Library
Washington, DC

Part-time position supporting a variety of library functions.  Applicants must be able to work at least 15 hours per week, with hours scheduled over three different weekdays.  Library hours are 9:00 – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Exact schedule is negotiated between the successful applicant and the library director.

1.      Shelve books and shift collections.
2.      Retrieve materials from the stacks and prepare for Interlibrary Loan shipment.
3.      Computer searching in bibliographic databases to assist in collection development.
4.      Assist researchers with use of complex equipment (e.g., Minolta PS 7000 and PS5000c scanners and burning CDs for files captured).
5.      Other duties as assigned.

Experience in use of a library, with an understanding of the need for care and accuracy in handling library materials.  General computer skills.

Preferred: Library work experience.  Art history or humanities background.  Foreign language ability (specify languages in resumé).

Pay rate is $9.00 per hour.

To apply submit résumé and cover letter to:
Sheila Klos
Director of the Library
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library
1703 32nd Street, NW
Washington, DC  20007-2961
Applications may be submitted by fax to 202-625-0279 or email to . Submissions by email will not be considered without “Part-time Library Assistant” in the subject line.

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