Job Posting: Library Assistant (part-time, temporary), The Field Museum, Chicago

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the guidance of the Photo Archivist, re-labels and re-houses select image collection materials.
  • Under the guidance of the Museum Librarian, handles, cleans and moves Library Collections materials.
  • Consults with Library Staff regarding safe handling and moving practices.
  • Performs other collections-related activities as assigned.


  • Ability to lift up to 40lbs. and ability to push book cart with weight up to 400lbs.
  • Position requires frequent strenuous activity, lifting heavy objects and moving carts.
  • Excellent manual and organizational skills.
  • Impeccable attention to detail.
  • Ability to focus on tasks.
  • Ability to follow directions and procedures.
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods.
  • ability to bend, reach and climb a step stool.
  • Ability to work alone as well as in a team environment.


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