Cincinnati, OH: PT Processing Archivist, American Jewish Archives

Job Opening Title: Processing archivist

Institution/Organization Name: American Jewish Archives

Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Cincinnati, Ohio

Application Deadline:

Link to job posting:

Years of experience required: 1

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: The American Jewish Archives (AJA), a division of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, seeks a positive, service-oriented individual for the position of part-time Processing Archivist. Primary duties include:
• arrangement and description of archival collections
• creation of finding aids
• collection inventory and stack maintenance
• pull and re-file archival materials
• some reference duties including assisting researchers with reference requests
• some work in the AJA online catalogue

The successful candidate will have excellent organizational skills, pay close attention to detail, have ability to work in a team setting as well as independently, be comfortable in the care and handling of library and archival material, and be willing to work in a team setting with other archivists and professionals of the AJA as well as work independently in specific situations.

Qualifications:

Experience in arranging and describing archival collections required. Partial or full completion of Master’s degree, with emphasis in archival studies, as well as experience working in an archive required. Knowledge of cataloging and metadata standards preferred. The applicant must be able to handle archival boxes weighing up to 30 pounds and push archival carts. Basic knowledge of American history and American Jewish history preferred.

This is a permanent part-time position.

For further information please contact: Kevin Proffitt, Senior Archivist at Kproffitt@huc.edu or by phone at 513.487.3004.