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Program Assistant

Rare Book School (RBS), a non-profit affiliated foundation of the University of Virginia, seeks an energetic, entrepreneurial, and excellent part-time program assistant. He or she will work closely with the program staff to create and refine course materials; assist with arrangements in Charlottesville and satellite course locations; coordinate and design course advertisements; promote the School both within and outside the University of Virginia communities; and carry out other programs-related duties as needed.

Our organization offers a fast-paced, creative, and collaborative work environment located on central Grounds at the University of Virginia. Candidates whose work demonstrates their excellent attention to detail, strong work ethic, integrity, positive attitude, patience, sense of humor, and strengths in writing and design are welcome to apply. Candidates with non-profit work experience and a familiarity with cultural institutions are preferred. In addition to proficiency working in both Macintosh and Windows operating systems and using MS Office, candidates should have experience working with Adobe Creative Suite.

Desired qualifications: A bachelor's degree in the humanities or social sciences and ability to work increased hours during our summer and fall course sessions.

This is a part-time, year-round hourly position. Starting salary is competitive and may be adjusted depending on relevant experience. Please send a cover letter, résumé, and list of three references to Amanda Nelsen at the RBS main office or an2b@virginia.edu by 5 December 2014.

Mellon Fellowship Program Assistant

Rare Book School (RBS) seeks a fellowship program assistant. He or she will provide administrative support for the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography, a highly selective fellowship program for doctoral candidates, postdocs, and assistant professors that seeks to revitalize the study of bibliography (i.e., the historical analysis and systematic description of books) by reintegrating it into the humanities. The program assistant will work closely with the Mellon Fellowship Program Director, and other RBS staff members, to:

Our organization offers a close-knit, highly collaborative, mission-centered work environment with an abundance of both engaging, bookish people and fascinating bookish objects, located on central Grounds at the University of Virginia.

We seek a considerate, organized individual who has a strong work ethic. We encourage those to apply who can demonstrate excellent interpersonal communication skills (both oral and written), consistent attention to detail, and the ability to learn quickly through both instruction and observation. Other desirable qualifications include:

This is a 30h/week, one-year position with strong likelihood of renewal. Extension of duties to create a 40h/week position may be possible. Occasional weekend or evening work will be required. Starting wage is competitive and depends on relevant experience. Please submit a cover letter, résumé (including GPA, if applicable), and list of three references via email to Donna Sy at donna.sy@virginia.edu by 19 November 2014.