Job Opportunity for Graduate Students!

Attention all graduate students!

The Estate of Albert Murray is seeking up to six graduate students to help catalogue Murray’s library, music collection, and papers and effects of secondary importance.  This great opportunity offers a hands-on experience in archival work, helping catalogue the collection of Albert Murray, who is a highly respected critic of African American literature and culture.  The immediate supervisor is Dr. Paul Devlin, who received his both his undergraduate and masters degrees at St. John’s University, and who afterwards then pursued a PhD from Stonybrook.  The executor of the Murray Estate is Lewis P. Jones.
If you’re interested . . . the pay is $10/hour cash, plus lunch (pizza, etc.), PLUS LEARNING!  The job requires employee presence several days between now and the end of the year, but most likely on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays, within the given 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. range.
Please review the follow position-related requirements: climbing, lifting, and packing will be involved.  The cataloging process will be meticulous, so students should be prepared for a detail-oriented approach.  Students of literary modernism, American studies, and/or African American studies will probably find it most interesting.  Additionally, students will be asked to watch one interview with Murray ( ) before beginning so that they’ll have an idea of who he was and why we’re doing this.
To “wrap the ribbon”, if you wish to be considered for this job opportunity, please send an email to Dr. Paul Devlin at, with the following information, listing:
1)  your availability
2)  why you’d find it interesting (1-2 sentences)
3)  what you’re studying/who you’ve been working with (1-2 sentences).
Dr. Devlin will be making the hiring determinations.  Pay will come from the Murray Estate.

Deadline: October 5th, 2015

(ASAP would be preferred – there is a chance that it will begin on October 3, weather permitting)


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