Part Time Archivist – Center for Jewish History

The Center for Jewish History, a research center open to the public, seeks a currently enrolled graduate student to work as a part-time (20 hours/week) processing archivist for a term ending February 1, 2014, with the possibility of extension.

Responsibilities include:

  • Arranging and describing German-language personal papers and institutional records in accordance with contemporary professional standards and local guidelines for processing.
  • Generating EAD finding aids using oXygen XML Editor.
  • Utilizing social media to increase public awareness of newly processed collections.

The archivist will work under the supervision of a CJH Senior Project Archivist and report to the CJH Director of Archive and Library Services. The archivist will discuss practices and quality assurance with relevant partner organizations.


Reading knowledge of German and current enrollment in a graduate program are required. Strong preference will be given to candidates working towards a master’s degree in library and information science or history with archival coursework. Familiarity with archival description standards (DACS, EAD) and efficient processing procedures (Greene and Meissner’s “More Product, Less Process”), knowledge of 20th century Jewish history, and excellent writing skills are highly desirable. Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively.

Compensation: $20/hour

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send cover letter, resume and three references to Rachel Miller, Senior Project Archivist, at

No phone calls please.