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:
Museum of Jewish Heritage–A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
New York University
53 Washington Square South
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017