University of Texas at Arlington

Careers

Are you an imaginative change agent? An innovative risk-taker? Do you have revolutionary concepts for taking a library well into the 21st century? If so, we need your skills and experience, and we invite applications from highly motivated, innovative, forward-thinking professionals.

The Library

Under the direction of our Dean, the UT Arlington Library has embarked on a voyage of rediscovery, reinvention, and reorganization. We seek employees and colleagues who embody our core organizational values of collegiality, flexibility, innovation, transparency, and life-long learning and who will help us move to a new model of service for our campus constituencies.

Knowledge is a powerful commodity. At The University of Texas at Arlington, it is a natural resource that has been flowing freely for well over a hundred years—and that has accelerated exponentially during the past decade. Witness the thriving research university that UT Arlington has become and the top-tier institution we continue to build.

-- James Spaniolo, former UT Arlington President

As the University accelerates its journey toward Tier One status, the library’s excellent staff and services are on the threshold of becoming an avant-garde 21st-century organization.

Available Positions

Library Specialist - FabLab [S00877P]

The Library Specialist serves as a leader providing extraordinary customer experiences within the diverse, multidisciplinary UTA FabLab community by coordinating student employee schedules, evaluating technical proficiencies, and organizing additional training in conjunction with FabLab Technicians. The Specialist creates and maintains service policies and documentation for consistency across all hours of operations, assists the FabLab Technicians with the maintenance of equipment, and teaches workshops for learners who have a wide-range of experience and expertise using the equipment in the lab. The Library Specialist is also responsible for performing administrative and outreach-related duties such as scheduling, tours, etc.

FabLab Graduate Research Assistant/Associate

Graduate Research Assistant/Associate Position Available

Graduate Research Assistant I: $1,166.67/month

Graduate Research Associate II: $1,458.33/month

FabLab

Start Date: June 1, 2018

To apply for this position email your resume and cover letter to LibStuEmploy@uta.edu by 5:00 PM on May 15, 2018.  A benefit the University Libraries offers gifted Libraries student employees to pursue studies to enable academic and professional success is a competitive tuition scholarship. To be eligible for the Libraries Student Leadership Scholarship (1) You must be a returning Libraries student employee and (2) You must have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills with University Libraries. The scholarship is not compensation for employment at UTA Libraries. It is an academic award for two semesters.

 

Job Title:

FabLab Shop Room Graduate Research Assistant

Job Code:

(For HR use Only)

 

Reports To:

FabLab Director

Date:

 

Job Summary:

The FabLab Shop Room Graduate Research Assistant is responsible for assisting the FabLab full time staff to train learners to safely operate Shop Room equipment, supervise both new and experienced learners who are working in the shop room, and provide broad leadership and initiative within that space to ensure its continued success and optimized functionality. The Shop Room GRA will also provide supervision and training for other FabLab employees and will assist in regular upkeep and maintenance of Shop Room equipment.  The incumbent will be responsible for creating and maintaining a welcoming, experiential learning environment while maintaining strict adherence to safety protocols.

Job Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Work in conjunction with FabLab Technicians and Librarian to provide equipment training and certify learners for safe use of the tools available within the FabLab Shop Room.  Develop new workshop opportunities to further develop learners’ skills outside of initial equipment trainings.
  2. Work with learners in the Shop Room to provide guidance in the development of their projects, direct them to the most appropriate tools and resources, and oversee them in the safe use of tools and equipment.
  3. Assist in training, assessing, mentoring, and supervising FabLab Shop Room employees.
  4. Ensure that equipment in the Shop Room is properly maintained and in optimal working condition.  Provide routine maintenance of equipment in the Shop Room under the direction of the FabLab Technicians and Librarian.
  5. Perform other duties assigned

PERCENT OF TIME:

40

 

 

40

 

 

10
 

10

 

 

 

100%

Minimum Qualifications: Work in progress towards an advanced degree at UT Arlington. Proficiency with the FabLab Shop Room equipment and software, including: CNC routing, CNC plasma cutting, CNC lathe & mill, saws, abrasive tools, drill presses, and various hand tools. Ability to diagnose and troubleshoot problems with little to no outside assistance. Willingness to take on open ended challenges and create practical solutions. Six (6) months supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications:  Previous experience teaching or training others. Previous working in a customer service position. Previous experience delegating to others and holding others accountable. Thorough understanding of the Libraries’ structure, goals, and mission with regards to the FabLab. Strong capacity for working enthusiastically, flexibly, and creatively in a student-centered environment.

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities:  Knowledge of computer controlled technologies and the software used to manage those technologies. Ability to seek and pass on knowledge to others. Analytical and problem-solving skills. Leadership skills. Time management skills. Ability to work in a team-based environment and manage multiple tasks concurrently. Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds. Customer service skills. Ability to communicate effectively, including excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written skills. Ability to pay attention to detail. Ability to transfer and apply knowledge and experience to new situations. Ability to follow through on projects. Ability to analyze situations and make sound decisions. Collaboration and coordination skills. Ability to manage your own schedule and work flexibly to accomplish goals. Ability to excel in a “perpetual beta” environment, with frequent change and intelligent risk-taking.

Working Conditions: This position will include non-traditional work hours such as nights, weekends, and holidays depending on the needs of the university community.  Flexibility is required to ensure the department is appropriately staffed in order to satisfy all service needs. Professional development, conferences, and training may require travel and/or overnight accommodations. Exposure to standard office conditions. Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation. Manual dexterity. Light lifting and moving.  May work around chemical fumes. May work around chemicals. May work around electrical and mechanical hazards.

 

Library Systems & Technology Graduate Research Assistant/Associate

Graduate Research Assistant I: $1,166.67/month

Graduate Research Associate II: $1,458.33/month

Libraries Systems & Technology

Start Date: June 1, 2018

To apply for this position email your resume and cover letter to LibStuEmploy@uta.edu by 5:00 PM on April 27, 2018.  Qualified applicants will be expected to provide examples of their work through coding samples, GitHub repositories, or application/web site deployments. A benefit the University Libraries offers gifted Libraries student employees to pursue studies to enable academic and professional success is a competitive tuition scholarship. To be eligible for the Libraries Student Leadership Scholarship (1) You must be a returning Libraries student employee and (2) You must have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills with University Libraries. The scholarship is not compensation for employment at UTA Libraries. It is an academic award for two semesters.

 

Job Title:

Graduate Research Assistant/Associate

Job Code:

(For HR use Only)

 

Reports To:

Librarian

Date:

 

Job Summary:

This position supports the UT Arlington Libraries’ Library Systems & Technology department through the implementation of server-based applications and services; database management; and other special projects using advanced information technologies.

Job Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Install and configure applications on cloud-hosted server infrastructure.
  2. Assist in the integration of Amazon Web Services within the Libraries’ host infrastructure.
  3. Document activities associated with the above duties.
  4. Assist in the analysis and resolution of issues that might arise with regard to Libraries’ server-based applications.
  5. Performs other duties assigned.

PERCENT OF TIME:

40

20

 

15
15

10

100%

Minimum Qualifications: Work in progress towards an advanced degree at UT Arlington. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Proficient in the installation and configuration of Linux-based systems.  Willingness to learn new software applications. Attention to detail.  

Preferred Qualifications:  Experience with Hydra, Fedora Repository, and Linked Open Data.  Experience with relational databases.  Experience with server-side web development, e.g. PERL, PHP, Java, JavaScript.

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities:  Able to quickly learn new technologies.  Ability to follow through on projects.

Working Conditions: The student will work around standard office conditions and the position includes repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.

Library Specialist [S00724P]

The Library Specialist serves as a proactive ambassador for the Libraries and University providing extraordinary customer experiences for the UTA Community, guests, partners, and colleagues. Arranges, describes, preserves, and provides reference service for the photographic collections in Special Collections as well as for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram clipping files. Serves as liaison to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Interprets and explains to researchers Special Collections policies, fees, and copyright restrictions regarding photograph, graphic, and map duplication. Performs and supervises image scanning to fill researcher requests. May supervise student employees. Maintains correspondence and/or phone contacts with users (publishers, producers, film makers, etc.) to define and clarify terms of the user’s contract. Prepares image use licensing permission letters for photographs, graphics, and maps for publication in print, web-based, or film media, and images intended for display in public locations. Works as assigned at the Special Collections service desk, providing reference assistance for all areas of Special Collections; contributes to and participates in giving instruction, presentations, and tours.

Digital Archivist (S00699P)

The Archivist will develop, implement, and execute processes enabling effective acquisition, appraisal, description, preservation, access to and security of born-digital and hybrid archival collections acquired by Special Collections. Works as assigned at the Special Collections service desk, providing reference assistance for all areas of Special Collections; contributes to and participates in giving instruction, presentations, and tours. Participates fully in Saturday service desk rotations.

Librarian-Department Head of Digital Creation {S00620P}

The Department Head of Digital Creation advances an open agenda through innovation and sustainable planning. Portfolio includes development, project management, implementation, and support of websites, digital collections, and other creative digital projects. Works with colleagues to achieve strategic goals through strong leadership and broad collaboration for an ambitious suite of services.

Digital Humanities Librarian {S00608P}

The Digital Humanities Librarian provides leadership and vision for University Libraries connecting digital scholarship and scholarly communication strategic work. Advancing a foundational program while partnering with a collaborative team to teach, lead and participate in multidisciplinary research projects in support of the UTA Initiative for Digital Arts and Humanities, iDAH.