ANN: Part-time position (ideal for a grad student), Brandeis University

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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


Desired Qualifications:

Proven interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills

Demonstrated ability to analyze data

Organizational skills

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

Best wishes,
Rachel L. Greenblatt, Ph.D.
Judaica Librarian
Brandeis University
Voice mail: (781) 736-4688 
Pronouns: she/her/hers