Monday, January 30, 2012

Director. ITS, Bad Arolsen. Open until 25 February 2012

The eleven-state International Commission for the International Tracing Service (ITS) is seeking a new

Director - male or female -

for the ITS at Bad Arolsen in Germany in succession to the International Committee of the Red Cross which has run the archives and tracing service since 1955.

The ITS preserves more than 30 million documents from the National Socialist era, World War II and the immediate post-war period. Since its creation the ITS has served the victims and survivors of National Socialist persecution and their families by providing them with information and documenting their fate through the archives it manages and the research it undertakes. The archives were opened to the public for research in 2007.

The Director, who will also act as Secretary to the International Commission, will be responsible for giving administrative and academic leadership to the ITS, an organisation of around 300 people. The Director must have an advanced university degree and fluency in at least German and English. The appointment is for five years, renewable for a second five year term and the successful candidate should expect to take up the post on 1 January 2013.

Applications should be submitted by 25 February 2012 to

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