Archivist – Summer Job job Boston Massachusetts
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Archivist – Summer Job Job

Employer Name: Combined Jewish Philanthropies SpiderID: 8703699
Location: Boston, Massachusetts Date Posted: 6/3/2019
Wage: Category: Accounting/Bookkeeping
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Job Description:
Passion. Purpose. Impact. CJP is at the heart of Greater Boston's Jewish community, but our reach is felt around the world. We bring together the resources, volunteers, leadership, and expertise to care for people in need, advocate for Israel, and ensure a vibrant Jewish future. Together, we're helping struggling families find financial stability, making Jewish learning relevant and inclusive, connecting the next generation to Jewish life, and so much more. Our greatest resource is our people — the staff, volunteers, partners and leaders who help make Greater Boston’s Jewish community a welcoming home. It’s this energy and commitment that drive CJP’s mission. We are one of Boston's oldest and most respected philanthropic organizations and we are currently seeking an Archivist. This position will be a summer role that will last approximately six weeks full-time (there is also the flexibility for it to span a longer number of weeks on a part-time basis).

As the final stage of CJP’s building renovation, the Archivist will collect, process, and label for storage a variety of printed documents and materials. Many of these records are of a sensitive or historical nature. The Archivist will sort through and catalog these materials in preparation for long-term storage. This is a unique opportunity to gain both processing experience and an in-depth look at the history and impact of greater Boston’s Jewish community.


• Arrange, describe, and re-house institutional records and collections
• Generate processing plan and box list for CJP records
• Provide recommendations on record classes and retention periods
• Catalog materials for long-term record storage
• Sort and retain historical records for community preservation
• Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation

Job Requirements:
• High school diploma
• College coursework in Library/Information Science
o 438 Internship (or equivalent) completed
• Knowledge of basic preservation practices required
• Previous experience in records processing preferred
• High level of integrity and discretion in handling sensitive information
• Demonstrates sound judgment
• Ability to work independently in cataloging data and other tasks involving the use of a computer
• Solid organizational skills and attention to detail
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Databases
• Interest in the history and impact of the greater Boston Jewish community
• Ability to lift, carry, and move materials up to 25lbs
• Ability to work in renovated basement for extended periods of time where there may be dust
• Closed toe shoes are required

CJP offers that rare opportunity to tap your skills, talents, and experience to benefit a greater good while you grow professionally. You will work in a dynamic environment, with a diverse group of individuals who share your commitment and enthusiasm. Together, you will make a difference for Jews and non-Jews in Greater Boston and worldwide. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits and a collegial, family-friendly work and team environment.

For more information about CJP, go to

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CJP conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

CJP is an equal opportunity employer. People with disabilities, women, veterans, people of color, and LGBTQ people are encouraged to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

Job Benefits:
Health/Dental Benefits, Retirement Benefits, Paid Holidays, Vacations, and Sick Leave, Life and/or Disability Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Casual Dress, Company Cafeteria, Other Benefits

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Laura Desrosier Company Type:
Company: Combined Jewish Philanthropies
City: Boston
State: Massachusetts
Zip: 02110
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