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Mark Twain Project Student Employment

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We anticipate hiring two new student assistants and transcribers for the 2016-17 school year, to help with photocopying, answering telephones, and transcription of letters under the direction of our Administrative Officer. If interested, contact us with a summary of relevant experience and qualifications.

Please see the Library Student Jobs Board for current opportunities in campus libraries and at the Mark Twain Project.

Except for URAP opportunities, our recent student positions have been open to undergraduate or graduate UCB students, usually in English or History. For example:

  • Transcriber, up to 10 hours per week: transcribe manuscript letters or documents with high degree of accuracy.
  • Front desk assistant: answer telephone, assist with paging patron materials, file original documents.
  • Editorial assistant: assisting one or more of the editors in refining the cataloging and housing of special-collections items.


Image: From chapter 11 of A Tramp Abroad (1880), captioned “Painting my great picture” and drawn by Walter Francis Brown.