Job Opportunities

Oral History Project Assistant

This position will assist in the collection of oral histories which represent Aquinas College and the larger community’s response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The student hired for this position will be responsible for project marketing, recruitment of program participants, scheduling and conducting participant interviews, interview transcription and administrative tasks as needed. This is a paid student position for up to 15 hours of work a week during the academic year between November 2021 and October 2022. This project is generously funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. 


Essential Functions:

  • Detail-oriented

  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills 

  • Are adaptable and flexible

Knowledge, Skills and Education Requirements:

  • Interested in history

  • Past experience with oral histories and/or project management is preferred but not required.

  • Applicants may not have an expected graduation date before December 2022


*Applications received before November 24th will receive priority consideration.*

Working at Aquinas

Aquinas College, an inclusive educational community rooted in the Catholic and Dominican tradition, provides a liberal arts education with a global perspective, emphasizes career preparation focused on leadership and service to others, and fosters a commitment to lifelong learning dedicated to the pursuit of truth and the common good. Aquinas College had its origins in the Novitiate Normal School begun by the Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids in 1886 in Traverse City. The Novitiate Normal School was transferred to Grand Rapids in 1911, and in 1922 it evolved into Sacred Heart (later Marywood) College. In 1931, the College was renamed Catholic Junior College. In 1940 the two-year program at CJC was expanded into a four-year bachelor's degree program and the name of the College was changed to Aquinas College. Aquinas College was originally located in downtown Grand Rapids. In 1945, the college bought the former Lowe Estate on East Fulton Street where it has remained until this day.