Roy Tennant roy.tennant at
Fri Feb 25 16:58:50 EST 2005

Posted on behalf of Bob Sink <bsink at>, please do not respond to 

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> From: "Bob Sink" <bsink at>
> Date: February 25, 2005 1:53:52 PM PST
> *************************************
> Robert Sink
> Chief Archivist & Project Director
> Center for Jewish History
> 15 West 16th Street
> New York City, NY 10011
> 917-606-8215
> bsink at



The Center for Jewish History is accepting applications for the 
Director of its Gruss Lipper Digital Laboratory. 

BACKGROUND: The Center for Jewish History is a consortium of five 
archival, library, and museum collections. Visit our website at: We have received a gift from the Gruss Lipper Family 
Foundation that will allow us to establish an on-site digital lab. 

DUTIES: The Director will play a key role in establishing and managing 
the lab. The immediate priorities will be selection of equipment, 
hiring of staff, developing policies and procedures, and identifying 
appropriate standards or best practices to be adopted by the lab. On an 
ongoing basis the position will manage workflow, monitor projects in 
the lab, and establish priorities. The position will supervise a 
Metadata/Quality Control Specialist, a Digital Photographer, and 
part-time scanning technicians. The Director will work with the 
professional staff of the Center’s five Partner institutions to develop 
digital projects. Works closely with the Preservation Administrator to 
coordinate activities between the two units. Performs other duties as 

QUALIFICATIONS: Masters degree in library science, history, or other 
relevant subject area. Professional experience working in a library, 
archives or museum setting and at least two years experience working 
with digital images. Demonstrated experience with scanning technology 
and equipment and the ability to keep current in this rapidly changing 
area of professional work. Must be organized and able to work 
accurately. Must have experience with word processing and database 
management software. Must have good writing and verbal skills and be 
able to work collaboratively in a team setting. Experience 
supervising. Ability to build consensus among the diverse 
constituencies of the digital lab. 

Knowledge of mark-up languages and tools and experience with metadata 
schemes (Dublin Core and MARC). Familiarity with copyright law is 
preferred. Basic knowledge of collection management systems such as 
ALEPH and KE EMu and digital asset management systems such as DigiTool 
is desirable. 

Applications (cover letter, resume and contact information for three 
references) should be sent to:  jobs at

Review of applications will begin immediately.

Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus benefits.

Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York City, NY 10011


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