Archival Processing Assistant

The Filson Historical Society

Job Description:

The Filson Historical Society in Louisville, Kentucky, seeks a part-time archival processing assistant for its new Jewish Community Archive initiative. The JCA collects important materials on the Jewish experience in Louisville and the effect Jewish community members have had on the progress and development of the city. Reporting to the Curator of Jewish Collections, the assistant will provide flexible, project-based support for preserving, describing, and ensuring access to materials within the Jewish Community Archive. This is a part-time position, 15-20 hours per week.

Since our founding in 1884, The Filson Historical Society’s mission has been to collect, preserve, and tell the significant stories of Kentucky and Ohio Valley history and culture. The Filson performs its mission by collecting and securing historical and cultural documents, books, objects, and art, exhibiting and interpreting our collections for the public, supporting research and study, and presenting educational programs and events. Learn more at

Job Requirements:

Required qualifications:

  • Project coordination skills including high levels of productivity, focus, organization, and attention to detail
  • Excellent research and writing abilities
  • Technological fluency including facility with digital scanning and image-management
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively in a dynamic environment

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in a library, archives, or museum environment
  • Strong knowledge of United States history, particularly that of Kentucky, the upper South, and/or Jewish history
  • Knowledge of American Jewish culture, customs, and terminology

How To Apply:

Interested individuals should send their letter of application, resume, and three professional references (with names, addresses, emails, and telephone numbers) to Marian Salmon, Chief of Business Operations at by Friday, February 2, 2018.