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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.
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
1 year of related professional experience (not as a student or volunteer)
Master's degree in History, Library Sciences, or another related discipline
3 years research or office experience
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
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