JOB OPPORTUNITY AT HISTORIC PHOTO ARCHIVE COLLECTION
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s photo collection constitutes one of the most valuable sources in the world for a pictorial study of Jewish life in the 20th century.
From World War I until the present, professional photographers and JDC staff helped fulfill JDC’s responsibility to communicate to the public the extent of the needs overseas and how entrusted funds were spent. As a result, more than 100,000 photographic images, many rich in ethnographic detail, provide a parallel visual history to JDC’s massive text archives, and literally put a face on individuals and (many now-vanished) communities reached by JDC’s life-saving work in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
The significance of the JDC Archival collection has been noted by photographic experts and by researchers.
The JDC Archives (http://www.jdc.org/jdc-history/global-archive.aspx) has a full-time job opening for a position on its photo-digitization project.
Preparation of on-line photo galleries from the post-World War II period:
• Selection of photos to be included in each gallery
• Preparation of written descriptions of the galleries
• Editing of descriptive information on the selected photographs
Cataloguing of descriptive data on photographs in the pre-World War II period:
• Review of the descriptive data in the photo database
• Editing and expanding upon the database information
• B.A. degree
• Experience navigating databases
• Interest in history and/or photography helpful
• Attention to detail and accuracy
Please send a cover letter and resume to Robin Salsberg, Director of Human Resources, at email@example.com.
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