The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum is the nation's official memorial to John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. It is a Presidential Library administered by the National Archives & Records Administration and supported, in part, by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, a non-profit organization.
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
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John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
Website Administrator & Content Coordinator
The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, located in Boston, Massachusetts, seeks an experienced Website Administrator & Content Developer to join our dynamic and entrepreneurial communications team.
The ideal candidate should be an innovative, self-starter with strong skills and experience in web content management, web content development, and website technology. Reporting to the Director of Communications, the person will be responsible for the visual appearance, accessibility, consistency and usability of the JFK Presidential Library website. The position requires a commitment to continual learning and exploration of new technologies and best practices. Excellent interpersonal skills are a must as this person will work closely with website authors across all departments and of varying skill levels.
• Demonstrated experience working with a commercial content management system (3 or more years working with Sitecore or Ektron preferred);
• Thorough knowledge of web content management, authoring, user access rights, templates, image, audio and video assets;
• Experience working with content distribution networks;
• Ability to work with site developer to diagnose, clarify, and resolve technical issues;
• Ability to negotiate upgrades and growth in a complex multi-vendor environment;
• Knowledge of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques;
• Familiarity with open source and third-party applications;
• Experience with information architecture, visual design, and usability;
• Willingness to accept and meet new responsibilities as the position and division evolve;
• A flexible attitude with proven experience working in a small team environment;
• Demonstrated experience working with different groups to manage divergent priorities;
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to express technical matters in lay terms;
• Ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines;
• Ability to keep up to date with new, rapidly changing internet technologies.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Refreshing/updating existing content through the web content management system;
• Working creatively with staff to create digital content that enhances site engagement and provides unique opportunities for interaction between the Web and Library constituencies;
• Working with website developer and other vendors to add website features and diagnose and resolve technical issues;
• Working with the staff of the digital archives to maintain smooth integration of archives in the website experience;
• Coordinating staff training on CMS systems and practices;
• Preparing documentation regarding web systems and processes;
• Managing user permissions and workflows;
• Supporting Education staff in the development of interactive curricula for students and teachers;
• Collaborating with the Development team to implement new revenue-generating online development opportunities and with Museum Store to increase e-commerce traffic;
• Managing special web-based projects, such as new microsites, apps, online curriculum, etc., as they arise;
• Analyzing site traffic, organize usability testing and filter test results for recommended improvements to the site.
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is a presidential library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration and supported, in part, by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, a non-profit organization. The Kennedy Library and the Kennedy Library Foundation seek to promote, through educational and community programs, a greater appreciation and understanding of American politics, history, and culture, the process of governing and the importance of public service.
The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes a competitive benefits package. Interested candidates are asked to send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:
Director of Communications
John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
Boston, Massachusetts 02125
No phone calls please.
Research Room Internship, Part-time or Full-time
Listing Number: 14-RR-02
Closing Date: 17 April 2014
Interns in the Research Room at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library assist professional reference staff in responding to research requests for textual (paper-based) archival collections. The intern's primary responsibility will be answering reference requests from off-site researchers, including anyone from scholars to publishers to the general public, and covering a wide range of topics. Interns also support other aspects of textual reference work including preservation, database management, digitization, interlibrary loan, and other duties as necessary. The internship requires excellent research ability and customer service skills; interest in learning new subjects and technologies; initiative to start new research requests; and a strong commitment to public service.
In the course of their duties, interns will learn to use digital resources such as the online digital archives at jfklibrary.org, and the library's digital asset management system, Documentum. Interns will learn to handle and provide access to original paper-based archival materials; efficiently navigate an archive of over 300 textual collections (including the Ernest Hemingway collection); and balance on-site and remote requests in a busy research room. Reference interns may also work on special projects depending on the intern's interest and the archives' needs.
Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, preferably in archival studies, history, or public history. Interns will receive a monthly stipend of $1,400 (full time, 5 days/week) or $560 (part time, 2 days/week), paid on the 15th of the month. Summer internships start May 15th and end September 12th. We are accepting applications for either part- time or full-time interns. There may be the possibility to re-apply for an internship for the winter-spring semester. The archives are open Monday through Friday. A commitment of at least two days a week is required.
Applications will be accepted through April 17, 2014. To apply, please send in the following documents:
• Completed Intern Application Form
• Cover letter
• Unofficial college transcript
• Letter of recommendation
These can be mailed or sent as pdf attachments to Stephen.Plotkin@nara.gov. Please include your name and the posting number in the subject line of your email; include the posting number in the address of the letter. Cover letters should also reference the posting number. The mailing address is:
Listing Number: 14-RR-02
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
Boston, MA 02125
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is dedicated to the memory of our nation's thirty-fifth president and to all those who through the art of politics seek a new and better world.
The institution collects materials that relate to the life and times of John F. Kennedy, the 35th U.S. President. This includes the collections (textual documents, audiovisual items, and museum artifacts) of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Kennedy, as well as over 600 other collections including Kennedy family members, authors, politicians, and individuals and organizations who worked for, with, or because of John F. Kennedy. The John F. Kennedy Library also houses the Ernest Hemingway Collection and John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Programs.