*Temple Israel*

*Boston, MA*

*Summary:* Temple Israel of Boston seeks an experienced, professional
archivist for a part-time position. This position is currently funded at 12
hours per week, but additional funding may become available in the future.
The Temple Israel Archives is an institutional archive that collects,
holds, and makes accessible records pertaining to its clergy, lay leaders,
religious school and preschool, and other programs, auxiliaries, and
administrative offices, in addition to materials related to congregants,
from its founding in 1854 to the present. Located in Boston's Longwood
Area, Temple Israel is New England's largest Reform congregation. The
synagogue also maintains a museum and a library staffed by a librarian. The
archivist reports to the Temple Israel librarian and works closely with the
Archives Committee.

*Responsibilities:* The archivist’s primary responsibility is to collect,
maintain, preserve, and catalog the archives collections and make them
accessible. Duties include:

   - Developing archival policies and procedures
   - Providing reference services for temple administrators, congregants,
   and the general public

   - Accessioning, arranging, describing, preserving, and creating access
   tools for all archival record

·         Overseeing the synagogue’s records management program including
regular acquisition of historical records from departments, offices, and

·         Planning for a pilot digitization program

   - Other occasional duties include performing research for museum
   displays,exhibitions, and educational programs, supervising interns and
   volunteers, providing content for the archives’ webpage

   - *Qualifications:*

   - Master’s degree in archives management
   - At least three years’ archival experience, preferably with
   institutional records collections
   - Demonstrated project management experience
   - Ability to multi-task and work independently
   - Excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills, including
   the ability to work well with committees, staff, researchers, and volunteers
   - Knowledge of current standards for processing and describing
   electronic and paper records
   - Demonstrated knowledge and experience with current archival
   arrangement and description standards such as DACS and EAD
   - Some knowledge of digital preservation and providing access to digital
   - Ability and willingness to lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs


   - Background in history and/or knowledge of Judaism

*Salary:  *$20 per hour.

*To apply:* Please submit cover letter, resume, and list of three
references to Susan Porter, Archives Committee Chair, at
susanpor...@comcast.net  This position is available as of September 1, 2017;
applications will be accepted until the position is filled. More
information about Temple Israel and the Temple Israel Archives is available
at www.tisrael.org

Ann Abrams, Librarian
Dr. Arnold L. Segel Library Center

Temple Israel
477 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

617-566-3960 x116
Check out our library catalog:  http://library.tisrael.org

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