Museum Of Jewish Heritage Research Project

The Museum of Jewish Heritage–A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is developing an exhibition on the topic of mah jongg in Jewish-American life. The Museum seeks a student Researcher to assist the Curator in researching American Yiddish-language newspapers from 1920-1960, for references to the topic. Scope of work depends on findings, but expectation is that Researcher would be available approximately 3-5 hours per week throughout January-March 2010. Hours flexible.

Seeking someone who will embrace the topic enthusiastically; is self-directed; can translate Yiddish into English; is good at organizing information; is careful with details. While work is unpaid, supervisor will complete internship paperwork and can identify opportunities within the Jewish museum field (as available and appropriate). If student is interested in gaining exhibition development experience and doing other exhibit-related tasks, supervisor can make more experience available. 3 or more hours per week, depending on availability. Schedule flexible.

Please e-mail cover letter of interest and c.v. to:

Melissa Martens

Curator

Museum of Jewish Heritage–A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

mmartens@mjhnyc.org

Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017

http://history.fas.nyu.edu/object/history.gradprog.archivespublichistory.html

Peter Wosh

About Peter Wosh

Professor Wosh directs the program in Archives and Public History at NYU. Professor Wosh’s research has focused primarily on American religion, American institutional cultures, and archival management issues. His background includes work as an archivist in a variety of academic and nonprofit institutions, including: Director of Archives and Library Services, American Bible Society (1989-1994); Archivist/Records Manager, American Bible Society (1984-1989); University Archivist, Seton Hall University (1978-1984). He is the author of Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives: Archivists and Archival Records, with Menzi Behrnd-Klodt (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005); Covenant House: Journey of a Faith-Based Charity (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005); Spreading the Word: The Bible Business in Nineteenth-Century America (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994); The Diocesan Journal of Michael Augustine Corrigan, Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, 1872-1880 (Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1987); as well as articles in various archival, historical, and library journals. Professor Wosh’s current research involves editing the published writings of Waldo Gifford Leland, a pioneering archival theoretician, for the Archival Classics series published by the Society of American Archivists.

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