Job Code



Preservation Program

Start Date


Location of Work

Primarily Southern Regional Facility Library (SRLF), but may involve other UCLA library locations

Number of Positions


Hours Per Week

19 hrs/wk

Work Schedule

Up to 8 hours daily between the hours of 8:30 and 5pm, precise schedule to be determined in consultation with student to accommodate class schedule.



Working Title

_Assistant II

Pay Rate



The Preservation Assistant will work under the supervision of the Project Manager, Audiovisual Survey (PMAVS) in collecting data for the completion of a comprehensive survey of audiovisual materials in UCLA’s Library Special Collections department. The Assistant will be responsible for capturing pertinent metadata about recordings (e.g. format, title, quantity, condition) in adherence to the Library’s metadata standards. The Assistant will also perform basic media conservation tasks as needed, such as rehousing or cleaning. The majority of this work will take place at UCLA’s Southern Regional Facility Library (SRLF), but may involve additional on-site travel to other UCLA library locations. Graduate students are preferred, but strong undergraduate candidates will be considered.

Required Skills
and Knowledge

Ability to get to work reliably and on time.

Ability to be present in the workplace during normal working hours.

Ability to initiate and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and managers.

Ability to follow directions from supervisors.

Ability to work independently while following established guidelines, procedures, and instructions.

Competency in working with spreadsheet software (Excel, Google Sheets, Airtable).

Strong attention to detail and accuracy.

Strong organizational and time management skills.

Ability to lift, shelve, and shift library materials weighing up to 25 pounds, and to push a fully-loaded book truck.

Preferred Skills
and Knowledge

Basic familiarity with audiovisual formats and carriers (film, audio, video).

Basic familiarity with issues concerning long-term preservation of audiovisual materials.

Experience working with information management systems.

Currently enrolled graduate student.

Familiarity with project management software (e.g. Confluence/Jira).


Continued employment will be contingent on a satisfactory background check.

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