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Program Administrator, Houston Jewish History Archive at Rice University

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Part-Time
Location: Houston, Texas

Job Description:

Special Instruction to Applicants:

This position posting requires a cover letter and a resume. Please attach both required documents to the application.

Position Summary

This position supports the Houston Jewish History Archive (HJHA) at Rice University by coordinating HJHA oral history interviews; assisting in planning HJHA exhibits, events, and outreach, liaising with HJHA student interns and archivists at the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library. Supervised by the Curator of the HJHA / Asst. Director of Jewish Studies.

Ideal candidates should have strong verbal and written communication skills, be attentive to detail, the ability to work well under pressure, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Essential Functions

  • Administers daily operations of the HJHA under general guidance of faculty and senior staff
  • Communicates regularly with Curator of the HJHA and staff of the Woodson Research Center
  • Maintains clear program plans and notes in a shared environment
  • Provides oral history training for students and volunteers, conducts oral history interviews, assists in scheduling oral history interviews and oversight of transcript review
  • Serves as point person for intake of HJHA archival donations and mail
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 1 year of related professional experience (not as a student or volunteer)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in History, Library Sciences, or another related discipline
  • 3 years research or office experience

Skills Required

  • Demonstrated ability in working well with others
  • Effective and accurate verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to do precise, detailed work following specific instructions accurately
  • Ability to work independently after initial training and as part of a team to meet expected deadlines and schedules
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Good organizational and time management skills

Experience preferred

  • Working familiarity with an academic library setting, including archival materials
  • Demonstrated experience with recording, transcribing, and editing oral history transcripts
  • Reading knowledge of Hebrew, Yiddish, or other relevant languages

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