Experienced Librarian/Archivist needed to assist private individual in organizing, maintaining and processing a collection of documents, records, photographs, correspondence & books. Responsible for the daily operations of the personal library to ensure staff have what they need to write, learn and explore topics. Duties include, working knowledge of what is available and how to access, updating library/archive databases and managing information requests.
The client is a retired businessman, Holocaust survivor, and Jewish community leader. His materials relate to his pre-World War II childhood in Europe; family’s Holocaust experience; return to Europe and post-war life in USA. The client is writing an extensive, illustrated memoir of his life story and the historical contexts in which it has unfolded along with being involved in restoring historical heritage sites in Europe.
Responsible for organizing and managing all resources in the personal library/archives. Position responsibilities:
- Assist with requests in conducting research and locating resources
- Organize all library/archive resources so they are easy to locate
- Identify technology needs and make recommendations
- Keeps records and prepares reports as requested
- Works cooperatively with other staff
- Locates resource
Position location: Merion Station, PA (on-site position)
Position type: Full Time (minimum of 30 hours weekly)
Qualifications: MLS with archives experience with Minimum 3–5 years’ experience, Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, Experience working with Holocaust collections and/or survivors and Knowledge of Jewish and Holocaust history required.
Compensation: $30+ hourly, dependent on experience.