Academic Director


The JDCRP Foundation is seeking to hire an experienced Academic Director as of September 1, 2022, for the next phase of the Jewish Digital Cultural Recovery Project (JDCRP) Foundation’s development of a central digital platform. The project is a continuation of the JDCRP’s initial pilot project, with co-funding by the European Union.

The Jewish Digital Cultural Recovery Project Foundation, founded in 2019 by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) and the Commission for Art Recovery (CAR), is based in Berlin, Germany. The JDCRP is the only Jewish-based foundation dedicated to building a comprehensive central open-source platform for archival source material, research, and education on the cultural plunder conducted during the National Socialist regime.

Your key tasks will include:
- Continued development of a central digital registry, building on the project pilot phase
- Overall project management, including supervision of various project activities
- Responsibility for planning and implementation of all project work, including structure and content, archival data entry, IT interface to the JDCRP digital platform, research projects, educational material and activities, communications content, and grant-related reporting

Your profile:
- Passion for the JDCRP mission and strong interest in work in the non-profit sector
- University degree in (art) history, provenance research, Jewish studies, or related fields
- Proven project-planning capabilities
- Experience with the planning and implementation of complex research projects
- Basic knowledge of data entry management; exposure to machine learning and character recognition software helpful
- Experience supervising project teams within the academic/museum/NGO sphere
- Proficiency in English and German; knowledge of other additional languages desirable

What we offer:
- A position with responsibility in a young non-profit organization with partner institutions
- Potential to help shape the course and future direction of the first digital central registry on Nazi-looted art
- A minimum two-year position with extension possibilities, ideally based in Berlin
- Remote work and flexible hours can be discussed
- Remuneration compatible with comparable positions in the NGO sector
- Opportunity to join a small and motivated international and interdisciplinary team that is establishing and growing sustainable, long-term operations.

For more details, please consult the attached document.

Please submit your application via email to Attach a letter of motivation, a CV, names of three persons who can provide references, and relevant documentation such as diplomas and recommendations in one PDF document (max. 5 MB). The selection process will be conducted on a rolling basis as applications are received.

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Jewish Digital Cultural Recovery Project Foundation
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