Founded in 1980, the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, is a nonprofit organization that works 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. The world's first Yiddish museum, the center offers permanent and visiting exhibits and a full calendar of public programs. It also publishes the English-language Pakn Treger and is home to the Wexler Oral History Project.
The center is accepting applications for its new Development Fellowship program for recent graduates interested in a career in development and fundraising in Jewish cultural organizations. During the year-long program, fellows will gain paid, hands-on experience and professional training as a full-time member of the Yiddish Book Center staff. The goal of the fellowship is to mentor the next generation of fundraising professionals interested in working in the Jewish cultural space.
The fellowship is open to recent college and master's program graduates. Applicants should have good communication and writing skills and an interest in learning about the development profession. A commitment to the mission of the Yiddish Book Center is required, and a background in Jewish studies is preferred.
See the Yiddish Book Center website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.