Archives Assistant / Library Assistant Needed

The Environmental Design Archives holds more than 5,000,000 items and is the most extensive source of written and visual information on the development of Bay Area and Northern California architecture and landscape architecture. The Visual Resources Center is an image library holding more than 300,000 35mm slides, 20,000 photographs, and 80,000 digital images, covering the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, history of design, material culture, art, and related fields.


The Archives Technician will arrange, describe and preserve architecture and landscape collections including sorting original drawings, photographs and other historic materials, the creation of finding aids and project indexes according to Environmental Design Archives and University of California Berkeley standards, policies, and procedures. VRC Library Assistant duties will include digitizing 35mm slides, organizing and preparing material for photography or digitizing, keeping records and transcribing information, archiving 35mm slides, photographs, and library records and other activities as needed. Some of this work may take place off campus.

The Archives Technician / Library Assistant reports to and works under the supervision of the Archives Curator or Visual Resources Librarian  following the guidelines and standards provided by the supervisor, department policies and procedures, professional archival standards, and written manuals.
Training provided. Ability to work 8-12 hours per week. Your class schedule determines your work schedule with hours between M-F 9-5. Must be able to lift 50 lb., climb stairs, and reach overhead

 Ability to work independently, maintain your work schedule throughout the semester,  pay close attention to details,  work carefully with fragile materials, keep and maintain complete and thorough records; and excellent accuracy and proof-reading skills.  Ability to use and understand databases, spreadsheets, image editing, and word processing software, effective oral and written communication skills, ability to work with supervisors and staff in a team environment, ability to keep and maintain complete and thorough records.  Knowledge of original research techniques and resources and interest in Architecture, Photography, or Design History is a plus. Ability to get to and to work independently in an off-campus location.

Work study preferred but not essential.

To apply send or email a letter and resume to Waverly Lowell, Curator, Environmental Design Archives, 230 Wurster Hall #1820 or email application to