Judaica Archival Processor

Pennsylvania, United States
05 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
05 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Part Time

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Job Description Summary

The Judaica Archival Processor will be responsible for processing and performing quality control of The Arnold and Deanne Kaplan Collection of Early American Judaica.

Job Description

The responsibilities of the Judaica Archival Processor include establishing a set of quality standards for the project, reviewing the physical items from the collection and cleaning the metadata for each item uploaded into Colenda to ensure that they adhere to those standards and ensuring that any issues with imaging or missing items are noted, processing new additions to the collection at the item level, working within the already established parameters and ensuring that quality standards and continuity are maintained, maintaining records of all new decisions regarding the processing of the collection, and working with the larger Kaplan Collection team to ensure that the wishes of the donor are met and that the collection is as intellectually and digitally accessible to patrons as possible. The Judaica Archival Processor will also be expected to write regular and frequent blog posts about the Kaplan Collection.


  • MLIS with a concentration in archives required
  • Experience with archival processing and familiarity with best practices required
  • Subject expertise in Jewish practices, culture and religion required
  • Knowledge of Hebrew and Yiddish desirable
  • High degree of fluency with common computer software programs including Microsoft Office and Adobe applications

*** REQUIRED*** Please submit a resume and cover letter as one attachment when applying.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
University Library

Pay Range
$20.00 - $36.00

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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