Hourly Student Position - Benson Collection Development Graduate Student Technician

Positions Available: 1

Position Title: Benson Collection Development Graduate Student Technician

Department: Benson Latin American Collection

Supervisor: Daniel Arbino


The University of Texas Libraries welcomes and respects all individuals and communities by valuing and consciously maintaining awareness of diverse perspectives and experiences. We believe inclusivity is critical to fostering excellence in all our endeavors, and we promote diversity in our collections and services, as well as in our recruiting, hiring, and retention practices.


Position is subject to renewal each semester.


Work Schedule: Scheduled hours M-F, 19 hours/week as arranged with supervisor

Duties: Assist with gift processing, purchase processing, and collections acquitisions.  Tasks include: inventory review, de-depulication, location assignment, coordination of shipment/delivery, gathering of materials for cataloging, catalog review, location assignment, and working with bibliographers to complete the purchase of library resources. 

Required Qualifications: UT Austin graduate student enrolled in 6 or more credits in Fall 2022. Knowledge of Latin American and/or U.S. Latinx subject matter. Reading knowledge of Spanish. Proficiency in English. Excellent communication and organization skills.  Knowledge of or experience with Microsoft Office suite. Detail-oriented.

Preferred Qualifications: Strong internet searching skills with a particular ability to navigate library catalog and WorldCat. Reading knowledge of Portuguese. Previous experience working in a library. Experience with data entry.


Research indicates that applicants with marginalized identities are hesitant to apply for positions if they do not meet all the required and preferred qualifications. We want to emphasize that although experience in certain areas is desirable, candidates who meet the required qualifications and demonstrate excellent promise are encouraged to apply and will be given serious consideration, especially those who are underrepresented in this field.


Working Conditions: Regular indoor working conditions.

Rate of Pay: $15.00/hour

Applicant Instructions: Applicants should apply with a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references here. Please indicate that you are interested in the Benson Collection Development Unit on the final page.


A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.