Opening for Graduate Assistantship Positions

Graduate students that meet the minimum requirements and are interested in applying for a graduate assistantship should follow the proper steps to completing an application:

  1. Contact your academic department for any openings
  2. View published openings of graduate assistantships listed below and contact the office directly if interested

The ideal time to apply for graduate assistantships is May-June for Fall and November for Spring. Offices must have assistantship positions filled by August 1 for the Fall semester. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact

Current Openings

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University Libraries

Special Collections Graduate Assistant

The Special Collections Graduate Assistant will assist with the day-to-day operations of Special Collections, as well as provide support on various projects. This position will primarily be between the hours of 8-4:30 Monday - Friday, but may occasionally require evening or weekend hours.

Job Description Summary:

The Special Collections Graduate Assistant will participate in the operation of the unit, this will include providing reference service to the Murray State University community and campus visitors. It could also include organizing collections for access, digitization of archival collections, planning and creating exhibits, and other tasks as required.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Basic research skills, good customer service, ability to work independently

Preferred Qualifications

Archival or genealogy research experience, ability to lift 25+ lbs.

Special Requirements

Work occasional night and weekends

Documents Needed to Apply

Please send the following Required Documents to:
Sarah Hopley, Special Collections and Exhibits Librarian
207 Pogue Library, Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
  1. Resume,
  2. One page statement (outlining qualifications, area of study and suitability for the position),
  3. A letter of recommendation from a professor in their program.

“Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity M/F/D, AA employer”