Hampden Center Project Technician I

University of Denver

United States

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


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Denver, CO


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Minimum Education

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Library Experience

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Supervisory Experience

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Type of Library


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Job Description

The University of Denver Libraries, comprised of the Main Library at the Anderson Academic Commons, a remote storage facility called the Hampden Center, and the Bonfils Stanton Music Library in the Newman Center, is a highly collaborative organization that serves a diverse population, ranging from our students, staff, and faculty to public and other academic patrons from the surrounding region. The Anderson Academic Commons is the campus centerpiece for collaborative teaching, learning, and engagement. The University of Denver Libraries are central to discovery and creative interaction among students and faculty, and provide collections, services, personnel, and systems that support the teaching and research programs of the University. The institution is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and inclusive faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.

Position Summary 

*THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER HAMPDEN CENTER (LOCATED IN LAKEWOOD, CO-- 10.2 MILES OFF-CAMPUS) seeks an enthusiastic technician to perform the daily operations of the Hampden Center (Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm). The candidate will retrieve materials with great exactitude for the DU community, scan article requests, transport materials to and from campus, process returns, and assign materials locations using the local organizational schema and Alma.

This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Scan article requests from materials onsite and delivered,
  • Prioritize scanning requests according to delivery schedule,
  • May be responsible for the transportation of materials to and from campus between 8am and 4pm, Monday – Friday.
  • Retrieve requested material using ladders and aerial lift,
  • Troubleshoot printer, computer, software issues as they arise,
  • Shelve books in designated areas,
  • Conduct routine stack searches for overdue or missing items,
  • Perform a building walkthrough each shift,
  • Shift library materials as needed to build and comply with space planning procedures and maintenance,
  • Participate in inventory and re-labeling projects,
  • Cooperate as a team member with staff to achieve efficient library operation,
  • Become capable of opening and closing procedures in the absence of the manager including but not limited to arming and/or disarming the building.
  • Has excellent communication skills and a willingness to engage on a professional level to assure excellent internal customer service.
  • Recognizes and incorporates the mission and goals of the department, and the Library as a whole, into all aspects of their work.
  • Frequent adjustments to the daily routine based on the priorities of the day.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • Able to work in both a typical office environment and a warehouse environment.
  • Ability to lift boxes up to 25-50 pounds, stand, bend, kneel, push, pull, and use ladders to perform the work.

Required Qualifications 

  • If 21 years of age, have a valid driver’s license, pass the defensive driving course, and must be willing and able to operate a University vehicle and an aerial lift (after on-site training). *Those under 21 will not transport materials.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Have prior digitization and/or ILLiad experience, or a willingness to learn.
  • High attention to detail and the ability to learn an organizational schema.

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, Part-Time. This position requires 20 hours per week for fall, winter and spring quarters with flexibility in scheduling.

Hourly Range

The hourly range for the position is $15.20.

*This position is eligible for a federal work-study, which requires eligibility through the Financial Aid Office. This position is also open to non-work study funded students.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.


The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) August 29, 2021.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex,

sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.


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