Sunday, May 10, 2020

Research Associate. Arolsen Archives, Bad Arolsen. Open until 15 May 2020

Research Associate (m/f/x)

The Arolsen Archives are an international center on Nazi persecution with the world's most
comprehensive archive on the victims and survivors of National Socialism. The collection
has information on about 17.5 million people and belongs to UNESCO's Memory of the
World. It contains documents on the various victim groups targeted by the Nazi regime
and is an important source of knowledge for society today.

Clarifying fates and tracing missing persons: for decades, these were the central tasks of
the Arolsen Archives. To this day, we answer inquiries about some 20,000 victims of Nazi
persecution every year. Our work in the fields of research and education is more important
than ever to inform today’s society about the crimes perpetrated by the Nazis.

 Your responsibilities:
 Design and implementation of digital projects for education and communication about
the history and aftermath of Nazi persecution
 Participation in the development of strategies for the use of archival education in the
context of current political and social challenges
 Involvement in the preparation of the academic and educational volumes published
by the Arolsen Archives and preparation of publications of your own
 Organization and realization of workshops and conferences

Your profile
 Master’s degree or international equivalent, (preferably in modern history,
contemporary history, public history, digital history, or didactics of history)
 Broad knowledge of the history and aftermath of Nazi persecution
 Experience in the areas of education and project work
 A special interest in digital tools and methods and a sound knowledge of standard IT
software (MS Office) are required
 Very good ability to express yourself in German, good knowledge of written and
spoken English
 Willingness and ability to work independently and in a team

More than just a job:
We offer a high degree of personal freedom and good prospects in an international
environment as well as:
 A highly motivated team
 Flexible working hours and a range of options for working from home for a good
work-life balance
 Company pension scheme
 Occupational health management

Arolsen Archives staff are employed under the collective agreement TV AL II*). The
conditions include a 38.50 hour working week, holiday and Christmas bonuses, and 30
days of paid annual leave. This post is assigned to salary bracket C-7**).
Disabled candidates (m/f/x) will be given preference over other equally qualified

Are you interested?
Would you like to join our creative team? If so, please send your written application to by May 15, 2020. For reasons of security, we only accept
applications in PDF format.

If you have queries of any kind, please contact Dr. Henning Borggräfe, Head of Research and Education (
*) You can find more information on the TV AL II collective agreement here
**) View the salary table here under § 63

Data protection information
By submitting your application you agree to your personal data being collected and stored for the purposes of the application process and, if applicable, the recruitment process. We treat this data with the utmost care in accordance with the legal provisions on data protection.

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