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Education Program Assistant

The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, seeks an energetic, experienced, full-time Education Program Assistant to provide administrative support for the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program, In eynem online Yiddish courses, and other educational programs for youth and adults.

The Education Program Assistant provides essential support to staff and faculty for the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program, In eynem online Yiddish courses, and a full calendar of other dynamic educational programs throughout the year. Periodic weekend/evening work required.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating events and the Steiner Summer Program’s daily calendar
  • Coordinating program admissions and registration
  • Assisting with program marketing and publicity
  • Arranging travel and lodging for students and faculty
  • Responding to inquiries about Steiner, In eynem, and other educational programs
  • Handling program related logistics
  • Maintaining participant databases and files
  • Scheduling interviews and meetings
  • Other tasks as assigned



  • BA degree
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Commitment to program mission
  • Willingness and ability to work as a member of a team
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and electronic communications
  • Flexibility and sense of humor
  • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record


  • Experience with intensive language programs and educational programs and environment
  • Familiarity with local academic institutions and Jewish community
  • Familiarity with modern Jewish history and culture

Physical demands and work environment:
The position requires working at desk and using a computer for prolonged periods of time. The position also requires standing, walking, bending, climbing, and reaching. Work will be performed in multilevel office environment and museum spaces. 

The Center offers a generous benefits package including; 403(b), Health Insurance, Flexible Spending Account, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off.

Work location: Amherst, MA

Application Instructions: To apply, email cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references in confidence to: Gretchen Fiordalice, director of education administration, [email protected].

Facilities Assistant

The Yiddish Book Center is looking for a full-time facilities assistant to join our organization and keep our beautiful facility running smoothly in the day-to-day maintenance operations.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Perform cleaning tasks for public and non-public areas: floors, restrooms, kitchens, and other areas including outside areas
  • Setup and tear down of tables and chairs for special events throughout the year

Facility Support:

  • Perform light maintenance tasks such as moving books and pallets
  • Perform snow shoveling and salting as needed
  • Access to transportation for local errands
  • Perform basic maintenance change light bulbs, filters, belts, and monitoring systems to be alert to related performance issues

Other Responsibilities:

  • Other duties as assigned
  • Ability to be on call on rotating weekends and nights for alarm response

To be qualified for this position, you must possess the following:

  • A minimum of one year of experience in janitorial and facilities support
  • Knowledge of best practices for cleaning and building maintenance
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to follow verbal and written instructions in English, basic computer skills with experience in MS Office
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and move equipment and furniture
  • Ability to work on ladders and lifts
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Current Massachusetts Driver’s License

The facilities assistant position is scheduled Sunday–Thursday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (with the possibility of additional or varying hours and days throughout the year for special events.)

Work location: Amherst, MA

The Center offers a generous benefits package including; health, dental, 403(b), generous vacation time, sick time, and more.

Application Instructions: Application Instructions: To apply, please send a resume to [email protected].

The Yiddish Book Center is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply.