The digital photographer will be responsible for direct digital capture of library, archive, and graphic works in the Center’s Gruss Lipper Digital Lab. The Gruss Lipper Digital Laboratory provides an extensive range of digital collection services from the collections of the five partners, from digitization through to digital asset management and delivery to end users. The digital photographer will be responsible for following workflows to ensure the safety of all materials and to ensure that all images meet digital lab standards. Creation of digital images also requires quality assurance, post-processing and derivative creation.
The digital photographer must:
The digital photographer will work under the supervision of the Senior Manager for Preservation and Access.
- Have extensive experience with still and digital photography including knowledge of principles and practice of color management and ICC profiling;
- Possess extensive experience in image production using Adobe’s Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom and color management software;
- Have experience in digital file management in a production environment;
- Comply with all digital asset creation and management workflow procedures and be able to make recommendations for improving efficiency related to lab and project goals;
- Ensure that all relevant digitization standards are adhered to in production of digital assets, for example, file formats, technical metadata standards and file naming protocols;
- Have an understanding of the importance and management of technical and administrative metadata;
- Possess the ability to operate scanning equipment, medium format camera, 35mm DSLR and other imaging equipment as needed;
- Participate in the quality assurance/analysis process;
- Train assistants when needed;
- Have experience handling fragile &/or rare collection materials in a museum, library or archive setting;
- Carry out routine maintenance of digitization equipment, for example, periodic color calibration and profiling of workstation monitor;
- Work independently as well as have excellent interpersonal skills, including an ability to communicate effectively with colleagues.
- Have the ability to be highly organized in a high production environment and maintain attention to detail;
- Be able to adhere to project specifications and deadlines;
- Be willing to learn new skills as appropriate;
- Have general IT proficiency, including experience with Word, Outlook, Excel and Access on the Windows XP platform;
- Bring knowledge of or interest in Jewish cultural history, as well as Hebrew, Yiddish, Russian, Polish or German language skills.
Reiew of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send resume, salary requirements and three references to Jennifer Waxman, Senior Manager of Preservation and Access, at email@example.com.
No phone calls, please.
The Center for Jewish History is seeking three interns for our Reference Services Department, to assist in special projects, research, and reference services. We seek applicants that are reliable, organized, detail oriented, and comfortable interacting with the public. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals looking for experience in special collections based research and reference services. Background in Jewish history is welcome, but not a requirement. While there is no monetary remuneration, we are happy to work with Masters Programs to ensure credit for hours worked. Positions will be approximately 120 hours over a semester, or 10 hours a week for 12 weeks. Scheduling is flexible.
Lillian Goldman Reading Room Intern (2 positions)
Under the supervision of the Senior Reference Services Librarian, the interns will be expected to perform the following duties:
- Provision of reference service to CJH patrons and learn all aspects of the reference desk, including proficiency in the CJH OPAC, finding aids, and digital collections.
- Answer in-person and telephone inquiries.
- Supervise patrons in the Reading Room and provide instruction on handling archival, manuscript, and rare materials.
- Use the CJH circulation system to general call slips for paging and circulate materials to patrons.
- Page materials from the stacks.
- Assist the supervising librarian on special projects as determined.
- Photocopy materials for patrons as needed.
MLS candidates only please.
Research Intern (1 position)
Under the supervision of the Senior Reference Services Librarian, Collections, the intern will be expected to perform the following duties:
- Utilize the collections, internet, and subscription databases to research a wide range of topics, including those of interest to the intern.
- Research and fact check for publications, reference inquiries, and exhibits.
- Strong research and writing skills are required.
- Knowledge of and interest in modern American, European, and Jewish history is preferred.
- Proficiency in foreign languages, particularly German, Polish, Russian, Hebrew, or Yiddish is helpful but not required.
All interested in the social sciences (specifically history) and library science are welcome to apply. Please include a writing sample in your application.
The application process is now closed for the Summer semester. If you wish to apply, the application will be considered for Fall positions. Fall semester applications are due by August 15, 2013.
Please submit a cover letter and resume, in addition to any requirements for your application, to Rebecca Clark, Senior Manager for Library Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No phone calls, please.