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American Jewish Historical Society

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 8:56 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

Part-time Project Archivist

(April 12, 2022)

Position Title - Part-time Project Archivist

Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.) - Director of Archival Partnerships

Position Type - Part-time, term

Benefits - No

Hourly Wage Range - $25 - $30

The American Jewish Historical Society is seeking a part-time Project Archivist. 

Reporting directly to the Director of Archival Partnerships with assistance from the Director of Collections and Engagement, the Project Archivist will arrange, describe and preserve collections of institutional records and personal papers in accordance with professional best practices and institutional guidelines; partner with archives staff  to determine project priorities, evaluate potential access restrictions, and resolve arrangement questions; recommend the selection of materials for digitization; assist with quality assurance procedures for digital assets; create EAD finding aids; and edit existing finding aids to reflect new accretions.

Salary: $27-$32/hour

Term of project: 3 months, with the possibility of extension

Responsibilities include:

Survey, arrange, describe, and rehouse archival collections and accretions to existing collections in accordance with best practices and AJHS-specific guidelines and vocabularies

Assess confidentiality and privacy restrictions 

Contribute to selection of materials for digitization and support digitization process 

Create archival description using ArchivesSpace

Produce social media and other content to raise public awareness of newly processed materials

Contribute to documentation on processing, encoding, and preservation

Participate in AJHS’ general reference work, including paging materials to the Reading Rooms for researchers

Required Skills:

Master’s Degree in Information and Library Science, Archival Studies, or a related field or equivalent professional experience with formal coursework in archival management

2-4 years of processing experience, preferably on large institutional collections

Knowledge of archival best practices and standards

Familiarity with ArchivesSpace

Ability to work flexibly, independently, and collaboratively in a complex organizational environment

Familiarity with EAD and MARC standards

Capacity to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

Analytical skills and detail orientation

Superb writing, proofreading, and editing skills 


To Apply: Please send Resume and cover letter to info@ajhs.org.

questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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