This part-time position is especially appropriate for a PhD candidate in Jewish Studies (especially American Jewry, but all fields welcome) interested in exploring what an archival, library, information science or digital humanities - focused career choice might look like!
Job Opening: Day School Archives Project Planner
The Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education, a research center at Brandeis University, is embarking on a digital humanities project, in conjunction with the Brandeis University Library, to document the history of Jewish day schools in the North America. The goal of the Day School Archives Project is to create a partially digital, partially paper archive with a dynamic website that is accessible to both scholars and the general public. We are looking for a part-time research assistant to research and write an operational plan under the guidance of the project leader. The research assistant will also work with the Project Leader on all aspects of organizing the project, including researching funding possibilities and identifying a project manager. The Project Leader will meet regularly with the research assistant and provide ongoing feedback. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with excellent research, writing, organization, and interpersonal skills to help shape this innovative project.
The expected effective date of the position in July 1, but there is some flexibility.
Work under the direction of the Project Leader
Write and present an operational plan
Gather data and conduct research activities, including planning, organizing, interviewing, library and online research, and documentation
Write regular progress reports
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein
Proven interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
Demonstrated ability to analyze data
A background demonstrating initiative, flexibility and a commitment to professional engagement and continuous learning
An ability to work independently
Literacy in Google Drive and Microsoft Office
Academic preparation in a field of discipline relevant to the area of investigation
A background in library science, non-profit management or Jewish studies
Compensation: $20-25 per hour based on level of experience
Time: Flexible time 10-15 hours per week for 2-3 months (120 total hours)
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Shani Winton at firstname.lastname@example.org