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Subject: Position at Center for Jewish History

Position at Center for Jewish History

From: Susan Lee-bechtold <susan.lee-bechtold>
Date: Thursday, August 10, 2006
Conservation Technician
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York City, NY 10011

The Center for Jewish History is accepting applications for a
Conservator Technician to assist in performing preservation
assessments and associated documentation, to custom house, and to
selectively digitally photograph or scan a group of 16th - 20th
century Jewish rare books, correspondence and document files,
pamphlets, modern books, and parchment scrolls pertaining  to the
Iraqi Jewish community.

The Center for Jewish History <URL:> is a
consortium of five archival, library, and museum collections. CJ has
received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to
collaborate with the National Archives and Records Administration in
a project to preserve the Iraqi Jewish Archive.

Duties: The Conservator Technician will assist in populating a
database to record bibliographic information as well as the
preservation needs of the collection.  In addition, the Conservator
Technician will assist in unpacking and tracking the collection,
custom house, and  digitally photograph or scan selected portions of
the collection.  The Conservator Technician will work under the
daily oversight of the project Conservator.

Location and duration of position:  All work will be carried out at
the National Archives facility in College Park, MD, under the direct
supervision of National Archives staff.  The position is fulltime
for a period of 50 days.

Qualifications: The successful applicant will have experience
working in the preservation of library or archival materials, the
ability to digitally photograph or scan collection materials, and
the ability to apply standard archival housing procedures to the
collection.  Reading knowledge of Hebrew desirable. U.S. citizenship

Applications (cover letter, resume and contact information for three
references) should be sent to jobs [at] cjh__org

Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2006.

Salary:  $7,500 for duration of 50 days; no benefits.

For further information regarding this project, please contact:

    Robert Sink
    Center for Jewish History
    bsink [at] cjh__org

    Doris Hamburg
    National Archives and Records Administration
    301-837-1785 [at] nara__gov

    Mary Lynn Ritzenthaler
    National Archives and Records Administration
    marylynn.ritzenthaler [at] nara__gov

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