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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: Friday, August 25, 2006
Center for Jewish History

The Center for Jewish History is accepting applications for a
Conservator to perform condition and conservation assessments,
documentation, and selected conservation treatment on 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.

CJH 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 will assist in developing a database to
record bibliographic information as well as condition, conservation
treatment, and other preservation needs of the collection.  In
addition, the Conservator will assess the condition of the
collection, evaluate conservation treatment and other preservation
needs, and oversee digital scanning and photography.  The
Conservator will also oversee the daily work of one Conservator
Technician, will help to devise housing approaches for the
collection, and will carry out selected conservation treatments.

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 70 days.

Qualifications: The successful applicant will have a graduate degree
in conservation with specialization in paper and books or
commensurate training and work experience of no less than five
years.  Additional qualifications:  ability to manage a database and
working knowledge of digital photography and scanning.  Reading
knowledge of Hebrew desirable. U.S. citizenship mandatory.

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 15, 2006.

Salary:  $28,000 for project of 70 days duration; no benefits.

    Center for Jewish History
    15 West 16th Street
    New York City, NY 10011

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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Received on Friday, 25 August, 2006

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