J-Job Alert: Book Festival Director Sought (Atlanta)

The Marcus Jewish Community Center (Atlanta) is looking for a Book Festival Director: “As one of the MJCCA’s most critically-acclaimed and high profile programs, the two-week Book Festival of the MJCCA has a strong national and local status that allows the agency to attract best-selling authors and some of the country’s best speakers. Each November, the book festival engages more than 10,000 festival-goers with 45+ authors, speakers, and celebrities. Throughout the year, the festival hosts ‘Page from the Book Festival’ events that create year-long excitement for Atlanta’s readers.” For position details and application instructions, check JewishJobs.com.

Jewish Literary Links for Shabbat

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Job Alerts!

The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ)’s publishing arm (URJ Books and Music) has posted two job announcements that may interest readers of My Machberet. Both jobs are full-time positions in New York.

First, they’re looking for an Editor. They’re also seeking a Production Manager.

Check the links for details, and good luck to any of you who may apply!

USHMM Seeks Contract Researcher/Writer in D.C.

Received this job announcement via email from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington:

Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is creating a multi-volume Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945.

In support of this effort, the Center is seeking a contract researcher to gather information and write entries on particular sites (specifically, non-SS forced labor camps under governmental agencies and/or private industrial firms), using the Museum’s library and archival holdings as well as other resources in the Washington, DC area. The researcher may have the opportunity to publish his or her work in the encyclopedia. Some translation and editing duties may also be required. Work is to begin as soon as possible.

Applicants must possess some education beyond the first degree and have experience in historical research and writing. Knowledge of the Holocaust is highly desirable. Applicants must have excellent writing skills in English and a thorough reading knowledge of German; other central- or eastern-European languages are desirable.

The researcher will not be an employee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, but will perform the work on a contract basis. The initial contract will require delivery of entires and other related products in accordance with a six-month schedule, with extensions to the contract possible after that. Payment will be commensurate with the researcher’s education and experience, ranging between $1,500 and $3,000 per month.

The researcher will also have the opportunity to participate in Center and Museum events such as colloquia, seminars, workshops, fellows’ discussions and lectures.

Please send a cover letter indicating dates of availability along with a curriculum vitae and a short writing sample (no more than 1,200 words) by 1 November to:

Geoffrey P. Megargee, Ph.D.
Applied Research Scholar
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW
Washington, DC 20024-2126

Email submissions are acceptable and may be sent to gmegargee(at)ushmm(dot)org

ACWJ Seeks Blogger

Interesting opportunity for a writer/blogger from the American Council for World Jewry:

This position requires a high-energy, self-directed, deadline-oriented individual who has exceptional written and oral communication skills. The successful applicant will be required to produce blog posts on behalf of the American Council for World Jewry and its principles. Ghost writing may be required. The successful candidate will research and write editorial blog posts in a conversational, engaging style. Each blog entry will reinforce the organization’s editorial perspective. The blogger will be tasked with creating a sense of community, providing the organization a connection to the online community, and create an opportunity for reader engagement on topics related to the mission of the ACWJ.

NB: “We will entertain those interested in both part time employment as well as part time contract work.”

Check out the full announcement and application instructions here.