Career and Volunteer Opportunities

Program Manager | Encyclopedia Intern | Oral History Intern

Put yourself at the intersection of history, feminism, Judaism, and social change. Be part of a dynamic team at a non-profit working to strengthen women’s voices and impact. The Jewish Women’s Archive is a national organization devoted to collecting and promoting the stories and voices of Jewish women, to ensure a more accurate historical narrative and a more inclusive future. In addition to its website, the world’s largest source of information on Jewish women, JWA offers a wide range of online and public programs that provide education and insight, trains the thought leaders of tomorrow through a teen fellowship, and sparks conversation on its blog, podcast, book club, and on social media.

The Jewish Women’s Archive is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Program Manager

The Program Manager’s primary responsibility (80% time) is managing and growing the Rising Voices Fellowship, a national leadership development program for female-identified teens who have a passion for writing, and a strong interest in feminism, Judaism, and social justice. Other responsibilities (20% time) will include collaborating with the JWA team to develop and implement additional JWA programs, such as Story Aperture, adult learning, educator engagement, book club, and podcast.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage the Rising Voices Fellowship, including recruitment of Fellows and guest teachers, monthly webinar and bi-annual retreat planning and facilitation, blog editing, program evaluation, and alumnae network cultivation
  • Contribute to other JWA programs such as Story Aperture, book club, and podcast
  • Help support and engage JWA’s community of educators and adult learners, including potential workshop facilitation
  • Partner with other educational and community organizations to support and develop jointly-sponsored programming
  • Represent JWA at relevant professional and community meetings and conferences
  • Contribute to grant writing and reports
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Required Skills & Experience

  • 2-3 years of relevant professional experience, or equivalent coursework/life experience
  • Knowledge of gender/women’s studies, Jewish studies, history, and/or education
  • Experience with and passion for working with teens
  • Excellent writing skills and editing experience
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and competing priorities with equanimity
  • Commitment to mission of the Jewish Women's Archive
  • Positive attitude and sense of humor

Compensation

The salary for this position is $40,000-$45,000, depending on experience. JWA offers a generous benefits package, including health and dental insurance, life insurance, long-term and short-term disability, paid parental leave, 403(b) contribution, FSA, and QTA. The office is located in Brookline, MA, a vibrant area of shops and restaurants, convenient to public transportation. JWA is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, LGBTQ people, and disabled people are strongly encouraged to apply.


How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to JWA's job application page.

Oral History Intern

The Oral History Intern will work closely with JWA Program staff to support current oral history projects, including JWA’s newest story collecting project, Story Aperture. The ideal candidate will be passionate and driven, be interested in history and women’s rights, and have experience with digital content curation and archival material. For summer internships, a minimum of at least 16 hours per week is required. This is an unpaid position, but academic credit may be arranged.

Key Responsibilities

  • Review and curate audio, text, and visual submissions to JWA’s oral history projects
  • Assist in creating online exhibits to showcase oral history content
  • Support promotion and marketing of oral history content

Experience & Qualifications

  • Understanding of and experience with archival materials and exhibits
  • 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
  • Experience with digital editing software a plus

Opportunities

  • Gain unique insight into the inner workings of a nationally recognized non-profit
  • Gain increased understanding of oral history through a Jewish feminist lens
  • 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 resume
  • 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 resume
  • Cover letter with at least one professional reference
  • 2 samples of (or links to) your writing

Oral History Intern

The Oral History Intern will work closely with JWA Program staff to support current oral history projects, including JWA’s newest story collecting project, Story Aperture. The ideal candidate will be passionate and driven, be interested in history and women’s rights, and have experience with digital content curation and archival material. For summer internships, a minimum of at least 16 hours per week is required. This is an unpaid position, but academic credit may be arranged..

Key Responsibilities

  • Review and curate audio, text, and visual submissions to JWA’s oral history projects
  • Assist in creating online exhibits to showcase oral history content
  • Support promotion and marketing of oral history content

Experience & Qualifications

  • Understanding of and experience with archival materials and exhibits
  • 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
  • Experience with digital editing software a plus

Opportunities

  • Gain unique insight into the inner workings of a nationally recognized non-profit
  • Gain increased understanding of oral history through a Jewish feminist lens
  • 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 resume
  • Cover letter with at least one professional reference

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Career and Volunteer Opportunities." (Viewed on October 14, 2019) <https://qa.jwa.org/aboutjwa/jobs>.

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