Student Employment

Yiddish Book Center in South Amherst - Various Positions

Note: You must have federal work-study and complete an official Off-Campus Work-Study contract between the Yiddish Book Center and your school before you can be officially hired or paid.

The Yiddish Book Center is a non-profit organization working to tell the whole Jewish story by rescuing, translating and disseminating Yiddish books and presenting innovative educational programs that broaden understanding of modern Jewish identity. It is located on Hampshire College campus/PVTA bus route, 1021 West Street, Amherst, MA 01002      

Website: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org

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Position title: Yiddish Book Department Assistant (2 positions)

Description and qualifications: Unpacking, organizing and shelving Yiddish books, and other tasks involving book collection.  Knowledge of the Hebrew alphabet is required.

Pay rate: $9.00/hour

How to apply: Send cover letter and resume by email to Office Administrator Katie Palmer Finn: kpalmerfinn@bikher.org

Deadline: Accepting applications until position is filled.

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Position title: Membership Assistant (3 POSITIONS)

Description and qualifications: General administrative duties for nationally based non-profit organization. Data entry, interacting with members over the phone and in person, mail processing, assisting with events, etc.  Candidate must be detail-oriented and have excellent phone and writing skills.

Schedule: 8-12 hours per week during regular business hours (Mon-Fri 9-5).

Pay rate: $9.00/hour

How to apply: Send cover letter and resume by email to Office Administrator Katie Palmer Finn: kpalmerfinn@bikher.org

Deadline: Accepting applications until position is filled.

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Description and qualifications: Assist with marketing of Center programs and events, including posting events listings and other marketing support. Assist with visitor services department, including working on scheduling group tours and providing Visitor Center support. Must be detail-oriented, reliable, and comfortable interacting with the public. Schedule: 6-10 hours per week during regular business hours (Mon-Fri 9-5).

Pay rate: $10.00/hour

How to apply: Send cover letter and resume by email to Office Administrator Katie Palmer Finn: kpalmerfinn@bikher.org

Deadline: Accepting applications until position is filled.

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Position title: Internship in Jewish Oral History (3 POSITIONS)

Description: The internship has three tracks: interns will work primarily on the technical aspects of the project (editing and uploading video footage of interviews); the cultural content (time-coding full-length interviews, identifying interesting clips, and curating video material to make it more accessible to viewers in our online archive); or on interviews conducted in Yiddish (processing, translating, and subtitling). 18 or more hours per week. Watch excerpts and learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project at http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. For more information, contact tellyourstory@bikher.org.

Requirements: Interest in learning new software/applications (all interns will receive training on FileMaker Pro integrated interview tracking system and Final Cut Pro 7 video editing software); Attention to detail; Excellent listening skills; Ability to work independently; Cultural track requires interest in oral history/history/ethnography/Jewish culture; Technical track requires video editing experience, preferably on Final Cut Pro 7; Yiddish language track requires advanced command of Yiddish language

Pay rate: $10.00/hour

How to apply: Send cover letter and resume by email to Wexler Oral History Project Director Christa Whitney at tellourstory@bikher.org

Deadline: Accepting applications until position is filled.

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Position title: Development Assistant (1 position)

Description and qualifications: 10 hours/week. Description of Tasks: Conduct research on Yiddish Book Center constituents using a variety of electronic and paper sources, including Raiser’s Edge and Research Point databases; Analyze, summarize and compile research in a clear and comprehensive manner using data analytics

Qualifications: Experience in mathematical and statistical modeling and ability to analyze and summarize data required; attention to detail; ability to follow instructions and work independently; comfortable working with confidential material in a professional manner

Pay rate: $9.00/hour

How to apply: Send cover letter and resume by email to Office Administrator Katie Palmer Finn: kpalmerfinn@bikher.org

Deadline: Accepting applications until position is filled.

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Position title: Education Program Work Study (1 POSITION)

Description: Data entry, internet research, and other clerical tasks as assigned. 

Requirements: Must be detail-oriented and reliable.  Familiarity with Raisers Edge a plus.

Pay rate: $10.00/hour

How to apply: Send cover letter and resume by email to Office Administrator Katie Palmer Finn: kpalmerfinn@bikher.org

Deadline: Accepting applications until position is filled.

Communications Coordinator at Five Colleges, Inc.

Department Name: Five College Schools Partnership

Job Title: Communications Coordinator

Term/Start Date: Fall 2015-Spring 2016

Job Description:

The Five College Schools Partnership is looking for an energetic researcher/writer with strong social media and technology skills to assist with communications and website content development for its current projects. The Communications Coordinator will assist the Partnership Director in researching, writing, and editing content for two project websites under development; updating and maintaining the Partnership webpage; publishing the quarterly Partnership News e-newsletter; and updating and posting on the Partnership Facebook page.

Major tasks include:

▪ Research, review/edit and/or write web content, as appropriate;

▪ Use content management system to update the Partnership webpage and two project websites;

▪ Cultivate new content on the Partnership Facebook page and possibly other social media;

▪ Create and update three quarterly editions of the Partnership e-newsletter.

The Five College Schools Partnership brings Five College and K-12 educators together to improve their knowledge and teaching skills and to contribute to educational quality and opportunity from kindergarten to college. Current programs include Doors to the World: Critical Multicultural Literacies for Global Understanding; Teaching Native American History; and the Western Massachusetts Math Partnership. Both of the first two projects have significant websites under development.

Approximate Number of Hours: 8-10 hours per week; schedule is flexible but work will take place at Five Colleges offices, 97 Spring Street, Amherst.

Requirements:

▪ Experience with web content management;

▪ Experience developing and using social media (esp. Facebook, Twitter);

▪ Strong writing, editing, and research skills;

▪ Good attention to detail;

▪ Ability to follow a project through to completion.

Strongly preferred:

▪ Interest in K-12 education.

Also helpful, but not required:

▪ Experience with Constant Contact and/or other e-newsletter software;

▪ Experience with Drupal web content management systems.

Hourly Wage: $11.00/hour. Candidates must be eligible for Federal Work-Study.

How to Apply: Please send an email explaining your interest in the position, your resume, a writing sample, and a link to one social media site you have created or managed to Marla Solomon, Director of Partnership Programs, at msolomon@fivecolleges.edu.

Application Deadline: September 9, 2015. Applications accepted until position filled.

CONNECTIONS After School Program

CONNECTIONS is the After School Program at Holyoke Public Schools. Tutors provide individual support to students during homework time and assist with enrichment club activities. The program runs from 2:52PM-5:50 PM, Mondays through Thursdays during the school year.

https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce/lead/cel/partners/connections

http://www.hps.holyoke.ma.us/after_school.htm

Girls, Inc. of Holyoke

Girls Incorporatedis a national nonprofit, all-girls youth organization dedicated to "inspiring all girls to be STRONG, SMART, and BOLD."  Girls Inc. of Holyoke centers provide after-school programs and educational opportunities for the girls and young women of Holyoke, MA. Currently, most of the girls in the program are from low-income families, often with limited opportunities.

Girls, Inc. of Holyoke

52 Nick Cosmos Way

Holyoke, MA 01041

(413) 532-6247image(413) 532-6247

https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce/lead/cel/partners/girls_inc

http://www.girlsincholyoke.org/

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The Jones Library, Inc.-ESL Center

The Jones Library, Inc.-ESL Center

43 Amity Street

Amherst, MA 01002

Lynne Weintraub, Coordinator

Tutors work one-to-one with adult immigrants in English conversation literacy, citizenship, and cultural orientation. Tutoring can be at the Jones Library (downtown Amherst) or at Amherst College, at whatever time is convenient for you and your student. We ask for two sessions a week (approx. 1 hr. each plus time preparing lessons) and a two-semester commitment. A 4-session training is required.  Contact esl [at] joneslibrary [dot] org, or call Lynne Weintraub at 413.259.3090 for more information.

http://www.joneslibrary.org/esl/index.html

Amherst Leisure Services

Amherst Leisure Services

70 Boltwood Walk

Amherst, MA 01002

413-259-3065

http://www.lsse.org/General/jobs.htm

Literacy Project

Literacy Project

401 Main Street

Amherst, MA 01002

(413) 259-1663

http://www.literacyproject.org/

Amherst Family Center

Amherst Family Center

121 N.Pleasant St.

Amherst, MA 01002

Located in the rear of the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse. The Meetinghouse is located between Bart's and the Amherst Post Office, and is across from Rao's Coffee.

http://www.umass.edu/ofr/familycenter.php

Nancy deProsse, Coordinator

A Better Chance

The ABC Tutoring and mentoring program is composed of Amherst College students who are willing to make a difference in the lives of the young male members of the Amherst Chapter of the A Better Chance Program. Every semester, tutors agree to a weekly shift in which they are expected to aid the young men in their homework, studies, and general activities.

A Better Chance

Amherst, MA

https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/cce/lead/cel/partners/abc

Spring Street Preschool

Spring Street Preschool is an independent, non-denominational preschool in downtown Amherst. Offers an affordable, play-based, literacy-enriched preschool program for children ages 2.9 – 5 years, with particular emphasis on the first school experience.

Spring Street Preschool

64 Spring Street

Amherst, MA 01002

(413) 256-8442

http://springstreetschool.org/Contact.html

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Contact

Nancy A. Robinson
Student Employment Coordinator
Office of Financial Aid
B-5 Converse Hall
(413) 542-8228
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