Student Assistant for the BMRC

Title: Student Assistant for the BMRC
Division / Dept.: Library IT & Digital Scholarship – Black Metropolis Research Assistant
Reports to: Program Manager and Associate Director
Work Schedule: 8-15 hours per week

Student positions at the University of Chicago Library are available only to University of Chicago students.


The student will work with BMRC staff to create communications, marketing and outreach resources that help promote the consortium to its member institutions and the broader public. The student will work closely with the BMRC’s staff to develop events, programs or resources that enhance access and engagement with Black historical collections and the institutions who steward these collections.

Under the direction of the BMRC’s Program Manager and Associate Director, the student will:

  • Create web and print resources, using templates, of the BMRC’s resources and programs, including content for social media posts and campaigns
  • Research scholars, events, and resources among the BMRC’s member institutions and broad network for inclusion on the BMRC’s website and in its e-newsletters
  • Assist with preparation for in-person and virtual BMRC events (as schedule permits)
  • Help organize and arrange the BMRC’s organizational records
  • Assist with data collection for the BMRC’s Fellowship and Internship programs


  • Undergraduate or graduate student at the University of Chicago
  • Excellent web research, notetaking and writing skills, required.
  • Ability to balance attention to detail and accuracy with a high level of productivity, required.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively with others, required.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills, required.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and oral communication skills, required.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications, Box, Google suite, Canva, social media and digital media platforms, required.
  • Experience working in or conducting research in archives, preferred.
  • Knowledge of African American history or Chicago Studies, preferred.

To Apply :

Interested candidates should apply online via our Library Student Employment Application. This position will remain open until filled.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with disability.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process may contact Human Resources at Library HR with their request