Student Assistants required for 2015!

Do you want to be a SMARTIE in 2015? Now's your chance!


Have you always admired the SMARTMaties and thought that their job looks pretty cool, and would fit right into your schedule? Then continue reading and soon you could be joining our team,

SMARTMaties are Student Assistants who work at the Information Desks located on the Upper and Lower levels of the library, as well as at the Help Desk in the Learning Commons.  A team of Student Assistants will work shifts of 2 to 3 hours each during the day and evening.  The Library hours are as follows:

Monday to Thursday 08:00-22:00
Friday 08:00-17:30
Saturday 10:00-16:30

Important Dates for SMARTMatie applicants:

Closing date for applications: 17 October 2014
Interviews: 24 – 30 October 2014
Compulsory training programme for successful candidates: 20 –22 January 2015, 8:30-16:30
Period of employment: From Monday 26 January 2015 until Wednesday 18 November 2015

•General information provision in the Learning Commons and at general information desks of the JS Gericke Library
•Assisting clients with the use of the web-based library catalogue and other electronic databases
•Assisting clients with the use of Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe
•Assistance with the use of printers, scanners and laptops
•Assistance with administrative tasks

•At post-graduate or final year level of a study programme with little or no regular class attendance – have to be a SU Student for at least three years
•Sound knowledge of the web-based library catalogue, other electronic databases and the Internet
•Good knowledge of Windows environment
•Excellent knowledge of MS Office (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and knowledge of Adobe & Cute PDF
•Knowledge of the use of printers, scanners and laptops
•Excellent interpersonal skills and service oriented
•Sense of responsibility
•Proficiency in more than one language
•Availability and adaptability to work ± 3 shifts per week
•Availability to start working shifts and library tours on 28 January 2015

•Attendance of training sessions presented by faculty librarians during under-graduate study
•Previous experience at the IT Student Help Centre (IT Hub or Joubert Street)
•Availability to work during University holidays

•Remuneration is calculated according to an hourly tariff (± R42.46 for 2015) and is paid monthly

•Your application should include a curriculum vitae (including a recent photograph of yourself) with references, as well as a cover letter stating your study plans for 2015 and to what extent you conform to the abovementioned requirements.
•Please mark your application For Attention: Mrs Elbie van Wyk, Room 1028E, Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library, and hand it in at the library
•Alternatively, send an e-mail to
•Applications close on 17 October 2014

More info:
•For more information, contact Mrs Elbie van Wyk on (021) 808 4399 or send her an e-mail at

About Elbie

Elbie van Wyk is the Learning Commons Manager.
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