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Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience. Relevant experience in a cultural heritage institution (e.g. a library, archives, or museum) or demonstrated skills acquired in an analogous industry and knowledge of issues particular to cultural heritage institutions.


Advanced degree in communications, archival practice and theory, twentieth- or twenty-first-century history, English, or relevant academic discipline preferred. 


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Excellent written communication skills, reporting skills, and skills in conceptual editing, copy editing, and proof reading.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal communications groups across campus.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills in working with a variety of people.
  • Capacity to write and synthesize materials and communicate information in a manner easily understood.


Desired/Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply ingenuity and creativity in solving complex problems.
  • Proven success in managing complex publication production processes, including design and printing. Demonstrated knowledge of design and distribution of print and e-communications.
  • Experience with, or ability to learn, skills for the supervision and training of staff and student assistants.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of twentieth- and/or twenty-first-century history highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of one or more non-English languages, particularly Japanese, Chinese, Russian, or Polish, highly desirable. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of academic libraries or cultural heritage institutions highly desirable. 



  • Sit a great deal of the time; perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasps lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 15 pounds.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, writing by hand, kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other).
  • Occasionally use a telephone, operate hand controls.
  • Must be able to push and maneuver a fully-loaded cart weighing up to 650 pounds that requires an initial push force up to 50 pounds.  Ability to lift 40 pound boxes or bundles.


*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.



  • May work in confined spaces and at heights 4-10 feet; be exposed to dust and mold; work extended hours, evenings and weekends.



  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.


The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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