Seattle, WA: PT Archivist, Washington State Jewish Historical Society

Job Opening Title: Part-Time Archivist

Institution/Organization Name: Washington State Jewish Historical Society

Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Seattle, WA, USA

Application Deadline: July 20, 2016

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Reporting to the Chair of the Archives Committee of the Washington State Jewish Historical Society (WSJHS) and working with librarians and staff of the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections, the Archivist manages the Washington State Jewish Archives (WSJA). The Archivist appraises, collects, arranges and describes archival materials that document the Jewish experience in Washington State.

Responsibilities:
Serve as the resource for the Washington State Jewish Archives Committee and participate in its meetings.
Provide research and administrative support to the Washington State Jewish Historical Society projects.
With the Committee, develop collections relevant to the Jewish experience in Washington State.
Develop and maintain relationships with current and potential donors of archival materials for the collection, appraise potential donations and acquire new materials.
Oversee and implement arrangement and description of the collections, prioritizing processing needs.
Collaborate with Special Collections staff to improve access to the collection through online catalogs and databases as well as other digital discovery tools.
Manage the oral history program including tracking interviews and reviewing transcripts.
Respond to in-person, email, phone, or mail reference requests.
Select, train, and supervise student assistants and volunteers.
Participate in grant writing.

$25/hour 12 hours / week

To Apply: Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) references as a single PDF file to the Search Committee Chair, Nancy G. Blase nancy@blases.org by July 20, 2016.