The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Job Opportunities

The Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Seeks a Contract Researcher

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is creating a multi-volume Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945.

In support of this effort, the Center is seeking a contract researcher to gather information and write encyclopedic entries on particular sites, using the Museum’s library and archival holdings as well as other resources in the Washington, DC area. Specifically, the research will concern extermination, forced labor, and transit camps for Jews. The researcher may have the opportunity to publish his or her work in the encyclopedia. Some translation and editing duties may also be required. Work is to begin as soon as possible.

Applicants must possess some education beyond the first degree and have experience in historical research and writing. Knowledge of the Holocaust is highly desirable. Applicants must have excellent writing skills in English and at least a thorough reading knowledge of German, sufficient to carry out advanced research. Other Central or eastern European languages, especially Polish, Yiddish, or Russian, would be advantageous.

The researcher will not be an employee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, but will perform the work on a contract basis. The initial contract will require delivery of entries and other related products in accordance with a six-month schedule, with extensions to the contract possible after the initial term. Payment will be commensurate with the researcher’s education and experience, ranging between $2,000 and $3,000 per month. Residency in the Washington, DC area is a requirement.

The researcher will have the opportunity to participate in Center and Museum events such as colloquia, seminars, workshops, fellows’ discussions and lectures.

Please send a cover letter indicating dates of availability, along with a curriculum vitae and a short writing sample (no more than 1,200 words) as soon as possible to Geoffrey P. Megargee, Ph.D., General Editor. Email submissions are preferred and may be sent to Hard copies may be sent to the address below.
Geoffrey P. Megargee, Ph.D. 202.488.0457
Senior Applied Research Scholar
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW Washington DC 20024-2126
Fax 202.479.9726[]