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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Processing Archivist, Jewish Theological Sem (NY)

Processing Archivist  

The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) is currently searching for a part-time (16 hours per week) processing archivist for one year at The JTS Library. The processing archivist will be responsible for processing archival collections related to the Conservative Movement, creating an EAD finding aid in Archivist Toolkit and maintenance of new collections.  The position commences immediately.  It is under the supervision of the Director of Library Services.    

About The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary: 
The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary holds the foremost collection of Judaica and Hebraica in the Western Hemisphere, including manuscripts, rare printed books, periodicals, ephemeral materials, musical scores, sound recordings, moving images, graphic arts, and archives. It provides access to subscription databases and to its digital collections. The JTS Library serves the students and faculty of the institution in addition to the international community of scholars in Jewish studies and related areas. Please visit our web site at   

  • Collecting, developing, setting policy and processing COVID-19 archive.  
  • Physical reorganization, rehousing and sorting of archival collection.  
  • Creation of finding aid in EAD format utilizing Archivist Toolkit     
  • Accession newly arrived collections  
  • Supervision of archival assistant   
Minimum Requirements: 
  • MS in Library and Information Services with a concentration in archives or Archival Records Management.     
  • One-year experience in working with Archivist Toolkit, EAD and DACS standards.   
  • Ability to summarize and write a clear finding aid narrative.  
  • Familiarity with modern Jewish History is preferred  
  • Excellent organizational skills, flexibility, interpersonal skills and demonstrated commitment to excellent service.  
  • Demonstrated ability to perform detailed tasks and adhere to deadlines  

Application Instructions:

Please send your resume and cover letter to