Student Library Assistant – Web Content Support
Department Digital Initiatives
Position Type Student Library Assistant
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Hours The applicant will work with the department to determine a punctually adhered to fixed schedule MWF during the hours of 8:30am-5:00pm combining to 10 hours per week. Exam period and holiday hours may vary.
Location Hodges Library


University Libraries is looking for a passionate and self-reliant individual to help enhance and maintain the many facets of the UT Libraries web presence. This position will report to the Front-end Developer for UT Libraries and assist directly in the handling of day-to-day web content updates as well as contributing to the semester long project(s) undertaken by Digital Initiatives.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Resolve submitted web issues and escalate when necessary
  • Assist in the modernization of legacy web content
  • Contribute to short-term projects with determined deadlines
  • Bring a fresh perspective that enhances the overall user experience of UT Libraries patrons
  • Communicate effectively and regularly

Required Qualifications

  • Shows active interest in web development and digital content creation
  • Examples of web development or digital design work (links to portfolio, Git repository, design examples, and/or a web project)
  • Ability to handle regularly occurring website maintenance tasks
  • Ability to collaborate interdependently on deadline-oriented projects
  • Demonstrates design sensibilities and empathy towards users
  • Functional understanding of HTML/CSS

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience using WordPress or other content management systems
  • Applied experience using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and other digital media software
  • Understanding and knowledge of modern and advanced web technologies, ex: Git, Laravel Blade, ReactJS, API Integrations, or comparable

Application Procedures

To apply for this position, email Mat Jordan at with the subject line of “Student Library Assistant.”

Please Include the following in your email:

  • Attached resume
  • Attached portfolio with design and/or development work OR working links to online examples or a Git repository. Only applicants completing this step will be seriously considered.
  • The times and days you are available to work each day – MWF  8:30am-5:00pm within the body of the email.
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