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The City of Portland, Oregon

Office of Management & Finance

Bureau of Human Resources

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Phone: 503-823-3572

Benefits Line: 503-823-6031

1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 987, Portland, OR 97204

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Archives and Records Center Assistant


(Off-Campus/College Work Study Program)


Equal Opportunity Employer

Work Study Positions are open and available only for students with college Work Study grants approved by a college Financial Aid Office.

Job Title: Archives and Records Center Assistant

Agency: C.O.P. - Auditor's Office, Archives and Records Management Division

Contact Person: Brian Johnson

Phone: (503) 865-4102

Address: 1800 SW 6th Ave., Suite 550, Portland, OR 97201

Pay: $11.00 per hour

Description of Duties:

  • Assist with a variety of projects pertaining to historical and non-active governmental records.
  • Duties may include research, reference, record retrieval and re-file services.
  • Projects are dependent upon background, interests and skills.


  • Applicants are required to be actively enrolled in college and have a Federal Work-Study Aid awarded to them.
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs. boxes, climb 10’ ladders and access boxes from all levels of records center shelving.
  • Must have excellent organization, communication and analytic skills;
  • Knowledge of computers and data entry skills, and an ability to work independently.
  • Interest in historical records, reference and records management preferred but not required.
  • Applicants may be required to submit to and pass a comprehensive criminal background check. (Note: This background investigation will generally take at least several weeks to complete and will significantly delay the date on which you will be able to start.) 

Work Schedule: 

  • Open hours:  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Work schedules are flexible within the open hours. 

# Of Positions: several depending on Archives & Records Center needs and student availability.