Part-time Photographic Assistant – Jewish Theological Seminary

jts1The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) is currently searching for a part-time photographic assistant to work for 23 weeks, twice a week, at The JTS Library. The photographic assistant will assist the digital photographer with the photography of fragile manuscripts. The position commences in early July and runs through November 2013.


  • Assist digital photographer with the photography and handling of manuscripts

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • High level of accuracy, precision, and attention to detail
  • Excellent hand skills and manual dexterity
  • Training and/ or experience in careful handling of rare materials (e.g.  positions such as art handler, conservation technician, or pre-program intern)
  • Ability to work while standing for long periods of time

Preferred qualifications:

  • Conservation treatment experience and/or training
  • Experience working with paper,  parchment, and bound manuscripts
  • Experience with photography or digitization projects
  • Experience working in library special collections
  • Knowledge of Hebrew

Application Instructions:

Please send your resume and cover letter to

Naomi M. Steinberger
Director of Library Services
The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary
3080 Broadway
New York, NY 10027