The Computer & Video Game Archive is hiring student workers for its service desk. Positions will start at the beginning of Fall term, although there may be some training beforehand.
Interested candidates should apply on the Library Student Employment website, indicating the Computer & Video Game Archive as a library area in which they'd be interested.
Job ID: 1767
Job Classification: Media Assistant
Hours: 6 hours per week - 12 hours per week
Work Study: This job is eligible for work-study
Pay Rate: $ 9.75 per hour
Supervisors: Valerie Waldron
Department: 470702: Learning & Teaching / User Information Services
Address: Computer & Video Game Archive, B474 Duderstadt Center 2094
Number of Positions: 1 - 2
This is a long-term, continuous assignment so I would like to have a student who would work with me for more than one term including summers for a relatively constant schedule per week
Work at the Computer & Video Game Archive desk to circulate games, answer questions, and enforce archive policies. Test donated games and equipment, help install software/hardware, help restore older game systems and equipment, etc. Assist in running archive-related special events and class sessions. Contribute to the archive blog and Twitter account.
Educational value of this job: Gain experience working in an academic library, and gain knowledge of the inner workings of a library special collection. Gain experience restoring newer & older computers/consoles. Increase your knowledge of the video game and media industry.
The person in this position periodically moves audio/visual equipment weighing 30 pounds or more.
• The ability to provide great customer service.
• The ability to effectively communicate and support our mission.
• The ability to communicate with larger groups of people while giving tours.
• Attention to detail.
At least 3 of the following:
• Previous customer service experience.
• Previous experience working in a library or archive setting.
• Knowledge of and experience playing a large number of old & new video games.
• Knowledge of and experience using software related to PC games (Steam, DOSBox, etc.)
• Experience building/repairing PC computers and/or video game consoles.
• Experience designing posters and informative displays.
• Experience giving tours or coordinating special events.
No weekend hours
Location: North Campus