[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements--Job announcement: Project archivist, NYC

Victor Bers victor.bers at yale.edu
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Sept. 23, 2011
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From: "Rachel C. Miller" <rcmiller at cjh.org>
Date: 9/22/2011 4:23 PM

Job Announcement
Project Archivist, Center for Jewish History (New York City)
Position description:

The Center for Jewish History, a research center open to the public, seeks 
a part-time (20 hours/week) project archivist for a term ending September 
30, 2012, with the possibility of extension. The project archivist will 
work on processing Yiddish-language archival collections and encoding 
finding aids in EAD (Encoded Archival Description).

Responsibilities include:

Converting the descriptive content of paper finding aids to EAD-encoded 
finding aids.  This conversion consists of description enhancement, 
transliteration and translation of Yiddish descriptions into English, and 
the creation of EAD finding aids using an XML editor.

Recommending basic preservation work.

Assisting in the selection of which records will be digitized for a later 
digitization stage of the project.

The archivist will work under the supervision of the CJH Senior Project 
Archivist and report to the CJH Director of Archive and Library Services. 
The archivist also will discuss practices and quality assurance with 
archivists from the Center's Partner organizations.

Reading knowledge of Yiddish is required. Strong preference will be given 
to candidates with a master's degree in library and information science or 
history with archival coursework.  Familiarity with archival theory and 
practice and metadata standards (especially DACS and EAD), knowledge of 
20th century Jewish history and excellent writing skills are highly 
desirable. Must be able to work efficiently, independently and 


Review of applications will begin immediately.  Applications will be 
accepted until the position is filled.  Send cover letter, resume and 
three references to Laura Leone, Director of Archive and Library Services, 
at lleone at cjh.org.  No phone calls please.
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