Part time Remote / Telecommute

Digital Archivist

Brookline, MA
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Salary: $35/hr
Created: April 7, 2021


About JWA

The Jewish Women's Archive (JWA) is a national organization devoted to collecting and promoting the stories and voices of Jewish women, to ensure a more accurate historical narrative and a more inclusive future. Founded in 1996 as an innovative online archive, JWA has become the world's largest source of information on Jewish women and has built a wide range of online and public programs that provide education and insight to spark conversation and change. With expanding programs, new investment in organizational capacity, dedication to diversity, and a lively presence in feminist, Jewish, and historical spheres, this is an exciting moment to join JWA.

Position Summary

JWA is looking for a digital archivist to organize its oral history collections and help build a searchable catalogue on its site. With nearly five hundred stories collected over its twenty-five-year history, JWA is ready to embark on this next phase of making the collections searchable for use by educators, researchers, and lifelong learners. The ideal candidate for this role has a keen understanding of digital archiving best practices, experience with project coordination, and an interest in Jewish women’s history.

Primary Responsibilities

·       Organize and catalogue JWA’s oral history collections

·       Create systems for ongoing collection, preservation, and curation of materials

·       Help coordinate migration of materials from JWA’s servers to its website

·       In partnership with JWA’s web developer, create searchable catalogue of oral history materials on JWA’s site

·       Work with JWA content experts to curate and share materials

·       Help promote JWA’s oral history collections and story collecting methods to encourage the public to add their own stories to the Archive


·       Hands on experience working with digital archives and cataloguing oral history collections

·       Understanding of preservation best practices and their practical applications

·       Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented

·       Ability to work independently and collaboratively, and meet established deadlines

·       Interest in the history of Jewish women and feminism

·       MA in Library and Information Science, or similar (or equivalent training)

·       Experience with data migration a plus

·       Knowledge of Drupal a plus


This is a temporary part-time position and the hourly rate is $35/hour. We anticipate the Digital Archivist will work between 20-30 hours per week, for approximately six to nine months.

The office is located in Brookline, MA. Remote applicants will be considered. JWA is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, LGBTQ people, and disabled people are strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to


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Published: Thursday, April 8, 2021 14:33 UTC

Last updated: Thursday, April 8, 2021 14:33 UTC