The Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project seeks an experienced and committed full-time Oral History Digital Collection Assistant to provide on-site technical support for the ongoing processing of the Wexler Oral History Project’s rapidly expanding digital collection of one- to two-hour in-depth oral history interviews about Yiddish language and culture.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage on-site and off-site storage and back-ups of large and expanding digital video archive
  • Process and edit video oral history interviews
  • Manage and help to develop oral history internship program
  • Assist in development and promotion of oral history short film series
  • Train post-production oral history interns in video editing and Project-specific workflow
  • Supervise oral history interns in daily work
  • Coordinate day-to-day priorities within post-production and archival processes, in conjunction with Project’s long-term goals as defined by Project Director



  • Minimum three years of video editing experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication and organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask
  • Commitment to program mission
  • Proficiency in Final Cut Pro 7
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and electronic communications
  • Experience working in Mac environment
  • Ability to update and maintain integrated tracking system for a complex workflow and expansive project
  • Ability to work independently, with low-level supervision
  • Flexibility and sense of humor


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous work experience with digital collections or archives
  • Film production experience
  • Experience with editing platform migration
  • Supervisory experience
  • Proficiency in any of the following software programs employed by the Project: FileMaker Pro, Compressor, Handbrake, DVD Studio Pro, Adobe Premiere, Avid, Drobo Dashboard, Carbon Copy Cloner, BagIt, DiskTracker, TeamViewer, Amazon Glacier, MPEG Streamclip


To apply: Email a cover letter and resume to Christa Whitney at tellyourstory@yiddishbookcenter.org byJanuary 25, 2016.


For more information, explore the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project.