JOB OPENING: Project Manager/Archivist

The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) is currently searching for a full-time Project Manager/Archivist. This is a sixteen-month grant-funded position that reports to the Administrative Librarian for Technical Services. The position is available immediately.

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

Position Summary:

The full-time Project Manager/Archivist will be responsible for the processing of a complex archive in the area of Jewish Ethnomusicology. The position includes supervision of three part-time archival processing assistants.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Responsible for all processing and cataloging of complex archival collection of Jewish music consisting of papers, music, photographs, slides and recordings.
* Responsible for creation of EAD finding aid utilizing Archivist Toolkit.
* Supervision of processing assistants.

MS in Library and Information Services with a concentration in archives or Archival Records Management. Knowledge of Jewish studies, ethnomusicology and/or anthropology preferred. Experience working with Archivist Toolkit to create EAD finding aid. Experience with DACS and MARC-XML. Ability to train and supervise part-time staff. Two to three years experience in archival processing and one year management experience preferred. Ability to work efficiently, keep track of detailed tasks in working with archival collections and meet specified project goals and deadlines.

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

To apply: Send cover letter, resume and three references by February 12, 2013 to: Diana Torres-Petrilli, Director of Human Resources, Jewish Theological Seminary, 3080 Broadway, New York, NY 10027.