[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements--Job Announcement:Part-time Processing Archivist, Yiddish language skills, NYC

Victor Bers victor.bers at yale.edu
Tue Apr 17 13:26:00 EDT 2012

Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements

April 17, 2012

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Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 14:10:11 +0000
From: Rachel C. Miller <rcmiller at cjh.org>
Subject: Job announcement: Processing Archivist, Center for Jewish History 

Job Announcement :
Part-time Processing Archivist, Yiddish language skills

The Center for Jewish History, a research center open to the public, seeks 
graduate students to work as part-time processing archivists. Processing 
archivists will process Yiddish-language archival 
collections and encode collection descriptions into EAD.

The archivists will arrange and describe collections in accordance with 
current professional standards.  The descriptive work will often consist 
of transliteration and translation of Yiddish descriptions into English. 
The archivists will author and then encode finding aids using an XML 

The archivists will work under the supervision of a CJH Senior Project 
Archivist and report to the CJH Director of Archive and Library Services.

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

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be 
accepted until the position is filled. Send cover letter, resume and 
references to Rachel Miller, Senior Project Archivist, at 
rcmiller at cjh.org. No phone calls, please.


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