VITA (Volunteer for Tax Assistance) Site Coordinator for upcoming tax season needed!


Watauga County Public Library is looking for a part‐time Site Coordinator for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The position will run from January, 2019 through mid‐April 2019 and the selected candidate will work Friday evenings and Saturday mornings averaging 8‐10 hours per week. A stipend will be paid once the program is over. VITA is a program in which certified volunteers prepare and file federal and state income tax returns for Watauga County taxpayers. This position will administer the program along with an experienced volunteer and support from Appalachian State University’s College of Business. The Program Site Coordinator will prepare tax returns and learn about site coordination activities such as quality reviewing tax returns prepared by other counselors, overall supervision of the site, liaison with the IRS, and others. Training will be provided in obtaining necessary certifications and in preparing tax returns. Computer skills and excellence in communication with the public are highly desired. Experience in tax preparation or tax law is a plus. Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a resume to Monica Caruso, Watauga County Public Library, 140 Queen Street, Boone, NC 28607 or at mcaruso(at)arlibrary(dot)org , 828‐264‐8784, X 4.


PART-TIME, TEMPORARY POSITION with the Digital Watauga Project

Title: Digital Watauga Technician

Salary: $10.00 Per Hour, 16 Hours Per Week

Job Period: Available January 14, 2019, Up to 15 Weeks Total (240 Hours), To Be Completed by May 1, 2019

Location: Watauga County Public Library, Boone, NC

Job Description: The temporary employee will process, describe, and digitize materials from the Digital Watauga Project, including slide images from the Watauga County Soil and Water Department and photographs from the George Flowers Collection and Paul Armfield Coffey Collection, as well as additional collections as needed. Under the supervision of the Watauga County Library Staff, with assistance from the Chairperson of the Digital Watauga Project, the temporary employee will be responsible for processing, arranging, describing, digitizing, and archivally re-housing the collections to meet the information needs of our website users while also following Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) and the Dublin Core Initiative to accurately describe the digital objects. The employee will also be responsible for adding the digital objects and associated metadata to Omeka.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in history, library science, or a related field. Graduate coursework toward completion of an advanced degree in history, historic preservation, art history, library science, or a related field is preferred. Experience working with manuscript archives, digital archives projects, Omeka, and the Dublin Core Initiative is also preferred. Experience with MS Excel and proficiency working in a Windows environment are required.

To apply
please send an email with a resume or vita attached, as well as a list of three academic or professional references and a cover letter detailing your education and work experience, to hr(at) Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

This position can be coordinated with either a three-credit or six-credit internship in a graduate or undergraduate instructional program. The applicant is responsible for making all internship arrangements with the academic institution.

The Digital Watauga Project (

 “The principal aim of the Digital Watauga Project (DWP) is the digital preservation of Watauga County, North Carolina’s historical images, documents, and other materials.  By serving as a digital clearinghouse of Watauga County’s history, the DWP encourages its members and the citizens of Watauga County to make our history more accessible to the general public while also allowing the owner of historical materials digitized through the DWP to retain ownership and control over their original images, documents, and artifacts.  In addition, the DWP sponsors regular public events designed to highlight components of its digital collection and educate the Watauga County community about its rich, multifaceted, and important history.  The Digital Watauga Project, working in partnership with the Watauga County Public Library, is a project of the Watauga County Historical Society, a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 organization."