Holocaust Documentation Center

posted by Katalin Teller on 2008/09/30 08:27

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The Holocaust Documentation and Education Center (Hollywood, FL) is seeking a Director of Documentation for our Oral History Library Collection of Holocaust Survivors, liberators, and rescuers. The Center requires a director who will perform hands-on work, not a director who only wants to perform research. Deadline:

Position requirements:

  • PhD in history
  • Scholarly knowledge of the Holocaust
  • Teaching and public speaking experience preferred
  • Knowledge of European languages and oral history experience helpful
  • Excellent computer skills including experience with word processing and database applications

Position description:

The primary responsibility of the position is to administer and oversee the documentation department and all aspects of the Center's Oral History Library Collection, including gathering testimonies; preserving and digitizing the audio and video files of over 6,000 hours of interviews with Holocaust Survivors, liberators and rescuers; getting testimonies ready for viewing over the Internet; and overseeing the transcription and audit/editing of the testimonies. This is a very exciting time in the Center's history as we embark on the construction of the first South Florida Holocaust Museum, and the position of Director of Documentation will be most challenging and rewarding.

The position reports directly to the Executive Vice President. Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Recruitment of interviewees.
  • Develop and schedule the annual college-accredited Volunteer Interview Training and Lecture Series.
  • Recruitment of volunteer interviewers, videographers, transcribers, and audit/editors.
  • Maintain schedule of interviews.
  • Supervise the ongoing transcribing and audit/editing process.
  • Preserve and digitize the collection.
  • Provide an abstract of each interview.
  • Oversee and preserve memorabilia and photograph collection.
  • Ability to seek and write grants.
  • Work with librarian in the cataloging of the testimonies.
  • Provide the Board of Directors with quarterly and annual progress reports.
  • Be available to speak to schools, universities, and community groups.

Salary is negotiable. Please send CV and references to:

Rositta E. Kenigsberg, Executive Vice President
Holocaust Documentation and Education Center, Inc.
2031 Harrison Street, Hollywood, FL 33020
Email: info@hdec.org.


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