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Intern, Digital Archives, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

HIAS Project Digital Archives Intern, Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

The Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society seeks a detail-oriented and self-motivated individual for the position of HIAS Project Digital Archives Intern.

Reporting to the Digital Projects Coordinator, the HIAS Project Digital Archives Intern will support the ongoing digitization of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Boston Port records.

Hours and Stipend

This is a six-month, part-time internship with the possibility of extension. The intern will receive a monthly stipend of $750.00 (part-time, 3 days/week), paid on the 15th of the month. Start date is negotiable but will be prior to March 1, 2018.

Responsibilities

  • Digitization of text-and image-based documents using best professional practices
  • Prepare digital images and associated metadata for ingest into CONTENTdm repository
  • Create, enhance, and migrate existing metadata from the HIAS finding aid
  • Provide quality control and quality assurance of digitized images and metadata
  • Assist with developing and/or improving workflow procedures
  • Create social media posts pertaining to project

Required Qualifications

  • Enrollment or recent graduation from MLS program
  • Specialization or coursework in archives management, cultural heritage, or digital curation
  • Familiarity with metadata standards relevant to digital collection management and access
  • Familiarity with scanning tools
  • Familiarity with image editing software
  • Proficiency with common Office applications, especially Excel
  • Attention to detail and organization skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of 1 or class related to archives, digital libraries, digital stewardship, information organization, or equivalent coursework
  • Previous experience with photo editing software
  • Previous experience with CONTENTdm or other digital repository systems
  • Experience of interest in Jewish and immigration history
  • Reading fluency in Hebrew, Yiddish, Polish, German, or French not required, but may be helpful

About the Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society

The Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society is a resource for exploring and preserving the histories of Jewish families and institutions in New England and beyond. With the American Jewish Historical Society - New England Archives as its cornerstone, engages historians, genealogists, youth, and the general public in programming and research to advance the study of the history, culture, and institutional legacies of Jewish families in New England and beyond by educating, inspiring, and connecting people through scholarship, collections, and expertise while serving as an archival and educational resource for other Jewish organizations and institutions.

Application Instructions

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Stephanie Call at stephanie.call@nehgs.org. Preference will be given to applications received by January 19, 2018.

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Committee Coordinator, Chinese Historical Society of New England, Boston, MA

Committee Coordinator Mass. Memories Road Show: Chinese Immigration Experience

ABOUT: The Chinese Historical Society of New England (CHSNE) is partnering with UMass Boston's Mass. Memories Road Show (MMRS) to collect memories of Chinese Immigration Experiences in Massachusetts. On June 2, 2018, we will invite the public to bring family photos to be scanned and added to UMass and CHSNE's digital archives. Contributors will be invited to share "the story behind the photos" on video, have their own "keepsake photo" taken, and receive advice from professional archivists and historians on dating and caring for their family photos. A planning committee led by CHSNE and representatives from greater Boston will organize and publicize the event.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as the point of contact between the committee members recruited from Chinese American organizations in Boston, Quincy, Malden, and Metro West
  • Work with CHSNE staff and MMRS to plan monthly committee meetings
  • Record minutes at monthly committee meetings
  • Support the committee's recruitment of volunteers, translators and donations
  • Provide day-of support for the volunteer training on June 1st and at the event on June 2nd

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High level of organization
  • Strong people skills
  • Experience with working with diverse groups of people, including organizations, individuals, and volunteers
  • Computer skills including email, Microsoft Office, Google Drive, and Dropbox
  • Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin) skills a plus
  • Available for 8-15/hrs week from January-June 2018 (flexible schedule), and all day on June 1st and June 2nd

START: January 2018

PAY: $18-$20/hr

APPLY: email cover letter and resume to Jess Camhi at jess@chsne.org by November 27, 2017

Chinese Historic Society of New England (CHSNE) | chsne.org/ CHSNE is a nonprofit entity incorporated in Massachusetts in 1992. Located in the historic China Trade Center in Boston's Chinatown, CHSNE is the first educational organization dedicated solely to documenting, preserving, and promoting the history and legacy of Chinese immigration in New England. To implement its mission, CHSNE works on multiple projects: preserving physical sites of historical importance to the development of the Chinese American community; holding public educational events that incorporate history and the humanities to enhance intercultural understanding of the Chinese American community; and collaborating with other institutions in the arts, history, humanities, and education. CHSNE collects, preserves and displays artifacts, oral and printed materials, and other manifestations of Chinese American legacy donated by community members and institutions. 

Mass. Memories Road Show (MMRS) | tinyurl.com/MMRS18 The Mass. Memories Road Show (MMRS) at UMass Boston is an event-based public history project that digitizes family photos and memories shared by the people of Massachusetts. University Archives staff work with local planning teams to organize free public events where residents are invited to bring family photos to be scanned and included in this digital archive. Contributors are invited to share "the story behind the photos" on video, have their own "keepsake photo" taken, and receive advice from professional archivists and historians on dating and caring for their family photos. To date, the project has digitized nearly 8,000 photographs and stories from across the state, creating an educational resource of primary sources for future generations. Over time, we hope to visit each of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts.

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Head Curator, Latin American and Caribbean Collection, George A. Smathers Libraries, Gainesville, FL

Head Curator, Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC)

Associate University Librarian or University Librarian 

Gainesville is a welcoming city offering unique outdoor activities, excellent museums, historical sites, a strong music scene, quality breweries, eclectic dining and local food choices, and a great variety of sporting events. One and half hours to either coast, four hours to Atlanta, and six hours to Miami, Gainesville is well situated for exploring the North Central Florida region and beyond. The George A. Smathers Libraries encourage participation in decision making and innovative projects, offering a unique grants management program and a strong learning environment. The Special and Area Studies Collections Department faculty and staff offer a collegial, supportive, and active tenure home, together promoting, curating, and providing public access to a broad array of distinctive special and circulating collections.

 

The Special and Area Studies Collections Department seeks an experienced leader to provide strategic vision and overall management of a preeminent collection in a dynamic, engaging environment at the University of Florida. The Head Curator of the LACC will contribute to scholarship at the Smathers Libraries in this full-time, tenure-track faculty position. A successful candidate will serve as the key liaison for the Libraries' partnerships related to the Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba José Martí digitization project and other initiatives. The Head Curator will collaborate closely within the Libraries, with faculty and students at the Center for Latin American Studies, and with campus departments to promote distinctive collections and to support emerging research and teaching needs at the University of Florida.

 

The Head Curator will coordinate a collaborative team of experienced library faculty and staff in establishing LACC priorities, goals, and procedures for public services, technical services, and for the management of Latin American and Caribbean circulating and special collections, overseeing these materials budgets. The Head Curator will also participate in instructional, community, and fundraising outreach, bibliographical control, digitization projects, exhibits, and in consultation with the Chair, will liaise between the LACC unit and the Libraries' administration. The Smathers Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently, the Head Curator of LACC will serve on department and library-wide committees and teams. Theincumbent will pursue research, publication, and professional service activities to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

 

The search will remain open until November 28, 2017, applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered.

 

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at:bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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Public Program Coordinator, Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, MA

The Nantucket Historical Association is seeking an energetic, positive visionary who enjoys public service and event planning as its Public Programs Coordinator. The NHA provides a dynamic array of guest lectures, concerts, family experiences and special programs to the community; the Public Programs Coordinator creates and successfully manages this fast-paced program schedule. S/He has a strong eye for detail and a larger creative vision, as they research, develop, and execute one-of-a-kind, engaging programs and outreach experiences, inspired by the NHA's historic collections and seasonal exhibitions.

Applicants: possess a genuine appreciation for working with the public and colleagues in the local community; are outgoing, creative self-starters with superior organizational and communication skills; demonstrate the ability to manage multiple projects successfully, maintaining a positive outlook. This position requires an independent problem-solver, equally adept at asking for help, yet comfortable taking direction from a supervisor or working in a team. Candidates have an aptitude for learning new technology, media and A/V skills, and must be prepared to work some weekends, evenings, and holidays. Successful candidates have a Bachelor's degree and/or minimum 3-5 years related experience in public programs, event management, customer service and/or education. A Master's degree, relevant experience in museums and/or interest in art history, public history, or museum administration, a plus.

Cover letter, resume and three references should be emailed immediately to Rebecca Miller at rmiller@nha.org, or mailed c/o Nantucket Historical Association, PO Box 1016, Nantucket, MA 02554. The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.

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