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The Institute for Advanced Study welcomes résumés and applications for any of our posted positions. When applying for a position, please specify the position for which you are applying; we cannot accept or retain unsolicited and non-specified résumés and applications. In addition, please be advised that due to the small size of our staff and the typically large number of résumés we receive for each opening, we are unable to respond to all applicants.

Résumés and cover letters can be submitted by e-mail to the designated mailbox, by fax to 609-951-4468 or by mail to Human Resources, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540.
The Institute for Advanced Study is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Editorial Assistant 

Line Cook / Roundsman


JOB TITLE:                  Editorial Assistant     

DEPARTMENT:            Communications         

REPORT TO:               Director of Communications & Editorial Director                 


  • Copyedit, fact check, proof, and research data and materials to ensure accuracy and adherence to style guides. Assist in editing and packaging of content for the website, newsletter, and other publications, performing research and securing image and reprint permissions as needed. Generate memos and review proofs, gather and format materials, input and check author and administrative changes, and relay design revisions to graphic designer as needed for the newsletter, Annual Report, Faculty and Members booklet, and other online and print materials. Assist in the development of online and print production schedules and oversee printings, mailings, internal distribution, inventory, and archiving of various materials, keeping appropriate and accurate records. Provide day-to-day support for the Institute’s website, including photo and image requests, uploading Ideas content and Institute Letter articles, updating Faculty and other featured bios, and other changes as needed
  • Provide administrative support for the department, including answering the phones, photocopying, ordering supplies, and maintaining and organizing departmental files and resources, including developing meeting agendas and updating departmental calendars. Act as primary day-to-day vendor contact, including communication with graphic designers, external copy editors, translation and transcription services, photographers, printers, and book publishers/vendors for obtaining books related to IAS. Process, scan, and file invoices; track expenses and update departmental budget annually. Plan and oversee the work of summer interns. Field general requests from the main phone line and the address.
  • Plan and schedule photography of academic and public events, securing all necessary permissions; take photos at IAS events as needed.
  • Assist with media relations work, including screening press calls, staffing press and film crew visits as needed, creating media packets, and fulfilling requests for printed materials and photos. May assist with editing, writing, distribution, and posting of press releases.

MINIMUM AND PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:                                        

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of two-to-three years related experience required.
  • Prior editorial experience preferred with a solid knowledge of copyediting and fact checking.
  • Proven ability to prioritize and multitask while maintaining a high degree of accuracy and professionalism under tight deadlines. Strong attention to detail and excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work productively as a team member required. Must demonstrate a willingness and ability to learn and retain new techniques/skills while meeting deadlines and maintaining high quality standards.
  • Strong office and software experience required, including familiarity with Word, Excel, Photoshop, InDesign, and Quark; proficiency on both PC and Mac preferred.

Interested candidates please apply to the position at:            



                                                                                                  POSITION AVAILABLE


JOB TITLE:                 Line Cook / Roundsman

SUPERVISOR:          Chef/Director of Dining Services

OVERVIEW:  This is a 40 hour per week position with primary daytime hours and some evenings, and most weekends off. 


  • Prepare and set up own work station and food items, observing professional kitchen standards with use of all food and supplies as well as standard sanitation guidelines required.
  • Check and prepare and set up for daily catering orders as well as evening dinners and other functions.
  • Replenish all mise en place.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of work areas during work shift.
  • Maintain cleanliness of storage areas in conjunction with other Dining Services staff, utilizing proper cleaning materials and methods.
  • Organize and re-stock work areas for next shift.
  • Clean refrigerators, freezers, stainless counters and other equipment as necessary.
  • Assist with other kitchen duties and inventory projects as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.                       


  • High school degree or GED required; a degree from a post-secondary culinary arts training program preferred. 
  • Must be creative, service oriented, and have the ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to lift and carry 30 pounds for short distances and stand through entire work shift, as well as to work in areas with high temperature and moisture levels required.
  • Prior experience as a hotel or restaurant line cook preferred.
  • Ability to perform all duties and operate kitchen machinery with attention to detail and safety guidelines required.
  • Ability to work in a busy kitchen with speed and accuracy while maintaining cooperative relationships with co-workers and clientele required.

Interested candidates please apply to the position at: by July 24, 2015.