Boston, MA: Collections Management Archivist, Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society

Job Opening Title: Collections Management Archivist

Employer Name: Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society

Job Location: Boston, MA

Application Deadline: May 31, 2022 or until filled

Salary Range: $54,000 – $59,000

Link to job posting: https://www.americanancestors.org/about/careers

Years of experience required: 3-5

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The Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center (JHC) at New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is a destination for collecting, preserving, and illuminating the histories of Jewish families and institutions in New England and beyond. It is an archive and educational center engaging scholars, genealogists, and the general public in the study and understanding of American Jewish history and heritage. The JHC holds more than 2 million documents in its collections focused on New England Jewish individuals, families, and organizations, and has a digital archive of nearly 700,000 searchable documents.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Collections Management Archivist oversees and provides physical and intellectual management of the JHC’s archival collections; manages the ArchivesSpace repository; communicates with collection donors; and works with JHC staff to set collection policies and procedures. The Collections Management Archivist is also responsible for updating collection processing and digitization priorities for the archive, and processes collections as needed. This is an exciting opportunity to have an impact on the use and focus of the JHC’s collections and to be key member of the JHC team.

For a more detailed description of this position, and instructions for submitting your resume, visit https://www.americanancestors.org/about/careers and select “Collections Management Archivist” from the dropdown menu.

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