Career and Volunteer Opportunities

Encyclopedia Digital Assistant

JWA is looking for three temporary part-time employees to work on the upcoming new edition of the Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women. The Encyclopedia, which currently includes approximately 2,000 biographical and topical entries about Jewish women across time and place, is a rich resource for students, teachers, clergy, and anyone who wants to know more about the experiences of Jewish women past and present. The Digital Assistants will help with a variety of technical and organizational tasks involved in updating a major online publication.

The ideal candidate will be motivated, enthusiastic, and detail oriented. Interest in Jewish Studies, feminism, and/or public history a plus. Employees will work 10-20 hours per week. Compensation: $20/hour.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Uploading new and revised entries to the JWA website.
  • Locating and securing permissions for media (images, audio, video, documentary sources) to be used in Encyclopedia entries and uploading the media to the JWA website.
  • Maintaining organized records of correspondence and permissions.
  • Supporting the Encyclopedia Editor as needed.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Detail oriented.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to meet established deadlines.
  • Experience working with online content management systems (especially Drupal) a plus.
  • Background in Jewish Studies, feminism, or history a plus.

Opportunities

  • Gain unique insight into the inner workings of a nationally recognized nonprofit.
  • Gain increased understanding of the editorial process.
  • Learn about the rich history of Jewish women.
  • Connect to an influential network of professional women and community partners.
  • Receive professional advice and guidance from JWA’s talented staff.
  • Build marketable professional skills.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please include the following on JWA's job application page:

  • Current résumé
  • Cover letter with at least one professional reference

Encyclopedia Intern

JWA is looking for an intern to work closely with the Editor on revisions and updates to JWA’s Encyclopedia of Jewish Women. The Encyclopedia, which currently includes approximately 2000 biographical and topical entries about Jewish women across time and place, is a rich resource for students, teachers, clergy, and anyone who wants to know more about the experiences of Jewish women past and present. The Encyclopedia Intern will assist with a wide variety of research, editorial, and organizational tasks involved in updating a major online publication.

The ideal candidate will be motivated and enthusiastic and have a strong interest in Jewish Studies, feminism, and/or public history. For academic-year internships, a commitment of at least 5 hours per week for twelve weeks is required. For summer internships, a commitment of at least 10 hours per week for eight weeks is required. This is an unpaid position, but academic credit may be arranged.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Updating the format and content of existing Encyclopedia entries.
  • Locating and securing permissions for media (images, audio, video, documentary sources) to be used in Encyclopedia entries.
  • Doing research and other tasks to support an Editorial Board consisting of renowned scholars of Jewish women’s and gender studies.
  • Maintaining organized records of correspondence, permissions, and submission status.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Strong writing skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to meet established deadlines
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Keen interest in the history of Jewish women and feminism
  • Background in history, gender studies, or Jewish Studies preferred. Interest in public history a plus.

Opportunities

  • Gain unique insight into the inner workings of a nationally recognized non-profit
  • Gain increased understanding of the editorial process
  • Learn about the rich history of Jewish women
  • Connect to an influential network of professional women and community partners
  • Receive professional advice and guidance from JWA’s talented staff
  • Build marketable professional skills

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please include the following on JWA's job application page:

  • Current résumé
  • Cover letter with at least one professional reference
  • 2 samples of (or links to) your writing

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Career and Volunteer Opportunities." (Viewed on October 29, 2020) <https://jwa.org/aboutjwa/jobs>.

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