CATALOGING LIBRARIAN FOR THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY (Position in Athens)
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) invites applications for the position of Cataloging Librarian at the Gennadius Library in Athens. The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) is one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions dedicated to the advanced study of all aspects of Greek culture, from antiquity to the present day. Founded in 1881 as a private non-profit organization, the ASCSA provides graduate students and scholars from over 180 affiliated North American colleges and universities a base for research and study in Greece. The ASCSA operates two major research libraries in Athens (the Blegen Library and the Gennadius Library), supports archaeological research and excavations in the Ancient Agora of Athens, in Corinth, and elsewhere in Greece, and disseminates information about its research through an active publications program.
Opened in 1926 with the 26,000-volume collection of diplomat and bibliophile Joannes Gennadius, the Gennadius Library houses today 145,000 titles of rare books and bindings, research materials, manuscripts, archives, and works of art that illuminate Hellenism, Greece, and neighboring civilizations from the end of antiquity to modern times. The 90,000 research titles are classified in the Library of Congress classification system, whereas the Rare Books and Special Collections retain the original local classification system. The library serves a large number of local scholars as well as international library users, including a constituency of North American students and scholars affiliated with the American School.
Key responsibilities of the Cataloging Librarian of the Gennadius Library are as follows:
- Performs original descriptive and subject cataloging of scholarly monographs and online resources in a variety of languages, applying current international bibliographic standards
- Performs or oversees the copy cataloging of materials for which bibliographic records are supplied by a vendor or utility
- Works closely with colleagues in three libraries sharing a union catalog to maintain the database and to create and control authorities
- Provides research assistance to members of the American School of Classical Studies and visiting researchers who are library users
- Keeps abreast of developments and new technologies for resource discovery and makes recommendations as appropriate to the Senior Librarian
- MLS or equivalent; degree in the Humanities (classics, history, literature or archaeology) desirable
- Expertise in one of the disciplines of the Gennadius' collection (classics, Greek history, history of archaeology, arts of the book, history of art, literature)
- Appropriate experience in an academic research library highly desirable
- Familiarity with special collections Libraries and rare books
- Fluency in English and Modern Greek and basic knowledge of Ancient Greek and Latin as well as the languages of scholarly research (German, French, ltalian, etc.)
- Familiarity with international bibliographic standards such as AACR2 and MARC21
- Knowledge of Library of Congress classification system
- Demonstrated skills and experience in relevant information technology, including its use and management, and a comprehensive understanding of the technology driven information environment; experience with the Ex Libris' ALEPH integrated library system is highly desirable
- Understanding of the unique needs of a graduate research library and familiarity with current issues in academic librarianship
- Strong organizational and communication skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
The position is full-time. Salary commensurate with experience. Successful candidate will be expected to live and work in Athens, Greece.
Email a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to Maria Georgopoulou, Director of the Gennadius Library at American School of Classical Studies at Athens, email@example.com. Review of applications will begin on July 16, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. ASCSA is an EO/AA employer.
DIGITAL MEDIA AND SOCIAL MEDIA ASSISTANT (Position in Athens)
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens seeks a Digital and Social Media Assistant, resident in Athens, Greece. The successful candidate will assist in all media production promoting the activities of the School to audiences in Greece and Europe, the United States and Canada, and across the globe. The Digital Media Assistant will assist the Digital Media Specialist & Webmaster in the preparation, production, editing and dissemination of media content shared through multiple channels of communication used by the School, such as, its website, social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.), video sharing platforms and the press. The successful candidate will be working with the Digital Media Specialist & Webmaster and with the Director of Communications of the School in developing and improving the School’s social media outreach by writing content, implementing and evaluating strategies to engage, enlarge and target audiences as well as integrating social media with the School’s overall communication strategy. Excellent skills in writing and interviewing as well as demonstrated expertise in production of digital and social media content are necessary. Fluency in English is required and preferably in Modern Greek as well.
Digital and Social Media Assistant should possess the following:
- Bachelor's degree or higher
- Demonstrated advanced ability to use social media platforms and related tools
- Proven ability to create interesting and relevant written and visual content related to institutional communication goals
- Proven skills in photography and videography
- Ability to utilize analytical tools to target audiences
- Ability to represent our institution, its programs and members
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills
- Flexible in traveling
Applications including a letter of intent, a resume, and the names and contact information of at least two references, must be submitted on or before August 5, 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org
The ASCSA is an EO/AA employer. The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF THE SCHOOL (Position in Athens)
Term: A full-time one-year position beginning September 1, 2021 (or as soon as possible), ending June 30, 2022. A call for the traditional three-year position will commence fall 2021, and the incumbent may apply.
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include room and board at the School.
Qualifications: Candidates must have earned the PhD no more than five years prior to the application and must have spent at least one academic year as a Member of the ASCSA. An active agenda for research, knowledge of Greece and Modern Greek, and teaching experience are expected. In the past the Assistant Director has been responsible for leading the annual trip to Crete for the academic program.
- To help the Director in the administration of School business and to stand in for the Director when needed. Reports to the Director of the School.
- To assist with the academic program under the direction of the Mellon Professor by lecturing, leading short trips or offering mini-seminars/workshops on area(s) of expertise.
- To serve as a contact and resource person for all members of the School and to live in Loring Hall.
- To help with the planning of the Summer Programs by suggesting itineraries, speakers, and generally offering support to the Summer Program Directors, but not making actual arrangements.
- To be a visible presence in the Athenian social and academic scene by attending functions as an official of the School.
- To pursue research on a project.
Application: The Assistant Director will be appointed by the ASCSA Managing Committee (through the Personnel Committee) in consultation with the Director of the School and the Andrew W. Mellon Professor. Please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and research project description (up to three pages in length) online here.
Two letters of recommendation are required. After the online application is submitted, recommenders will be sent instructions for uploading confidential reference letters. To ensure the timely receipt of letters of recommendation, candidates should contact recommenders well ahead of the deadline indicating that a notification will be forthcoming.
The deadline for applications is June 28, 2021. Final candidates will be notified the week of July 5-9 and interviews will be arranged on Zoom the week of July 12-16, 2021.
Questions? Contact email@example.com.
Director of the ASCSA Summer Session, Gertrude Smith Professor (traditional six-week course): One position
There will be a call for applications for the summer 2023 Gertrude Smith Professor for the ASCSA Summer Session in late summer/early fall 2021. Applications will close in January 2022.
Check back for more information in late summer.
Internships in Non-Profit Administration
Short term unpaid internships are available throughout the year in the School’s U.S. office in Princeton, NJ. Internships will focus on non-profit administration and fundraising, and interns will assist staff with the various duties of managing an overseas educational and research center.
Internship Description: Hands-on experience in learning business practices for an education-based not for profit. Organization and daily communication with applicants, members, and committees using virtual workspaces, online applications, and surveys. Management and promotion of academic and fellowship programs. Website programming. Database maintenance of constituency records. Research and reporting.
Qualifications: The School is seeking advanced undergraduates or recent graduates with a major or degree in a field related to the School’s academic areas, such as classics, ancient history, art history, archaeology, Modern Greek studies, marketing or communications. An interest in pursuing a career in non-profit administration, development or marketing is desirable. Excellent communications skills, both written and oral, are required.
Term: Available for a School term (fall, winter or spring), summer, or full year.
Application Procedure: Please send resume and cover letter to American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 6-8 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Internship Application” in the subject line.