Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives Job

Job Position in NYC Public History Organization:
Executive Director Assistant, The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives

Part-time: 8-10 hours a week, $20 an hour

Ideal for Public History/History Graduate Student

Email interest and resume to: jhouck@alba-valb.org

Jeanne Houck, ALBA Executive Director

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting public awareness, research, and discussion about the Spanish Civil War (1936-39) and the American volunteers who risked their lives to fight fascism in Spain. Using its continually expanding archival collections at NYU in exhibitions, publications, performances, and educational programs, ALBA preserves the legacy of progressive activism and commitment of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade as an inspiration for present and future generations.

This position is divided into two areas of responsibility: office administration, research and content development for website. In the area of administration, the position requires skills related to managing the office of a non-profit organization. This staff member assists ALBA’s executive director in running the day to day office.

Required: Strong communication skills, especially writing and editing; online research skills; document formatting, Excel. Some experience with WordPress and Adobe Illustrator preferred. Desirable: Knowledge of US and Spanish History, publicity experience, and Spanish language competency (oral and written).

Responsibilities include:


Answering phones and email/mail inquiries at the office related to ALBA’s mission
Assisting in mailings
Assisting in maintaining the organizations donor list
Writing thank you notes to funders and individual donors
Updating, maintaining and adding to mailing lists/email lists
Working with ED in maintaining a strong PR and internet presence, including assisting in writing a monthly newsletter and developing content for the ALBA website/facebook
Assisting in ALBA’s public programs, including such activities as preparing materials, scheduling participants and vendors, and arranging PR for the events
Formatting Documents and ALBA PR material
Assisting in updating the ALBA web site

Research Assistance in the following areas:

Grants and Fundraising
Historical Research
Locating and securing archival material through research and outreach

Check out the new September 2010 online issue of the Volunteer at www.albavolunteer.org

Jeanne Houck, PhD
Executive Director

Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives
799 Broadway, Suite 341
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-674-5398
Fax: 212-674-2101
The Volunteer Magazine at www.albavolunteer.org

Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
Room 503
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017



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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