Job Opportunity: Archivist at the OJA


July 6, 2023

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Becky Trachter and her brother Art Cooper, 71 Kensington Avenue, 1925. OJA, item 2947.

Archivist, The Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre (OJA)

About the Opportunity

The Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre (OJA) seeks an enthusiastic and motivated archivist for a full time permanent position beginning August 2023. The OJA is a mid-sized archives servicing an active community of donors, researchers, and supporters. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in community archives. The successful applicant will be responsible for a broad range of archival work, including collection management and development, reference services, programming, and outreach.

About the Ontario Jewish Archives

Founded in 1973, the Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre (OJA) is the largest repository of Jewish life in Canada. The OJA is uniquely positioned to collect, preserve and share the records of the Jewish communities of Ontario, providing evidence of differing lived experiences and ensuring that the Jewish experience is included in the broader municipal, provincial and national narratives.

The OJA’s collections span all segments of Ontario’s Jewish community, including families, businesses, cultural organizations, and synagogues. These records date from the community’s earliest days in the province in the 1850s to the present. The OJA supports a wide range of researchers through its vital work. Through exhibitions, programs, research assistance, and walking tours, the OJA tells the stories of Ontario’s Jewish community.

The OJA is a department of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.

To learn more about the role and how to apply, click here.

Deadline: July 14, 2023

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