Sunday, November 01, 2009


Part Time Positions available for Research Assistants,
Literary and Historical Manuscripts Department, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York

Several temporary part-time positions are available for
foreign-language and paleography specialists to assist catalogers in
upgrading descriptions of the Morgans highly important collection of
letters, manuscripts, and documents. Research Assistants will work
directly with rare manuscripts. This project is funded by the Leon
Levy Foundation.

Positions include:

*Several specialists in English secretary hand (and other early
English hands) to identify, decipher, and summarize texts related to
English history, including manuscripts related to Mary, Queen of
Scots, Elizabeth I, Charles II, members of the Scottish Parliament,
and others.

*One German-language specialist to read and summarize letters written
in German by Goethe, Heine, Frederick II, Einstein, and others.
Complete fluency required.

*One or more French-language specialists to read and summarize letters
written in French by authors such as Voltaire, Rousseau, Marie
Antoinette, Napoleon, Mme du Chatelet, and Mme Roland. Complete
fluency required.

Days and hours: Flexible, but all work must take place Monday-Friday
between 9 and 5.

Compensation: $20/hour

To apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to Christine Nelson,
Drue Heinz Curator of Literary and Historical Manuscripts
( Please specify your area of expertise and

A full background check is required.


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