Hampden Center Project Technician I

University of Denver

Hampden Center

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$13.25 to $15.00 per Hour   Calculate


Denver, CO




Not Required

Minimum Education

Not Specified

Library Experience

Not Specified

Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library


This job is more than 3 weeks old or the application deadline has passed.

Job Description

The University of Denver Library brings the history of cultural experience to successive generations, enabling each to gain insight into the human endeavor. The Library is central to discovery and creative interaction among students and faculty. The Library links information and the University community regardless of the location of the information or the individual seeking it.



Position Summary

The University of Denver Hampden Center (Lakewood, CO) seeks an enthusiastic technician to perform the daily operations of the Hampden Center.  The candidate will retrieve materials with great exatitude for the DU community, transport materials to and from campus, process returns, and assign materials locations using the local organizational schema and Alma.  This position is an excellent introduction to a high functioning, service-focused, library operation.



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


Essential Functions

  • Retrieve requested material using ladders and aerial lift.
  • Shelve books in designated areas.
  • Transportation of materials to and from campus using the University’s vehicles.
  • Scanning for Interlibrary Loan and Reserves.
  • 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 both opening and closing procedures in the absence of the manager including but not limited to:
  • Arming and/or disarming the building.
  • 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

  • Have a valid driver's license and at least 21 years of age, pass the defensive driving course, and must be willing and able to operate a University vehicle and an aerial lift (after on-site training).
  • Has excellent communication skills and a willingness to engage on a professional level to assure excellent internal customer service.
  • High attention to detail and the ability to learn an organizational schema.
  • 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

  • Have a valid driver's license and at least 21 years of age, pass the defensive driving course, and must be willing and able to operate a University vehicle and an aerial lift (after on-site training).


Preferred Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Lift boxes up to 25-50 pounds frequently.

Work Schedule

  • Monday – Friday, 20 hours per week.
  • Evenings and weekends as required.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) Friday, March 15, 2019.


Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. 

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

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 and Motor Vehicle Report (MVR).

Additional Info & Requirements

Previous Crown Lift experience highly desired as is the ability to move beams in pallet racking.

The Community

The University of Denver operates a 55,000sqft, high density storage facility that currently houses nearly 90% of the University's collections. We are entering a new, exciting phase of operations and are looking to add some interesting, library-interested staff.  As our services, partnerships, and holdings expand, we are building an operational culture that is built on a lean/continuous improvement background.  To that end, we are rarely satisfied with "good enough" and all staff are expected to participate in making the entirety of our operations more strategic, providing better outcomes to our users by building better processes by experimentation, data, and resource expertise.  

The ideal candidate will not want to sit in a cubicle with their time.  We are focused on taking the ILS out into the stacks to complete the myriad of projects we currently have underway.  In addition, this position will work 100% of their time with the collection at the offsite storage facility in Lakewood, CO (near Hampden and Kipling).


HR Info

For questions about the process or the positions, please contact Caroline Rew at caroline.rew@du.edu.

All applications must be submitted via the du.edu/jobs site.  The posting will be closed when all positions are filled.  Job posting to remain open past 3/15/2019.

Posted Mar 15, 2019