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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 1 November 2014.