Editorial Assistant – Gesta

The International Center of Medieval Art (“the ICMA”) seeks to retain an independent contractor for a position as Editorial Assistant to Gesta, the ICMA’s double-blind, peer reviewed journal.

The ICMA is a non-profit organization that promotes and supports the study, understanding, and preservation of visual and material cultures produced primarily between ca. 300 CE and ca. 1500 CE in every corner of the medieval world. Our journal, Gesta, is published by the University of Chicago Press and features articles on all facets of medieval artistic production. The Gesta Editors aim to showcase the most creative and rigorous research in the field.

The position of Editorial Assistant to Gesta entails working approximately 20 hours per month, supporting the Editors’ work by handling correspondence, reviewing image permissions, carrying out tasks involving the University of Chicago Press’s Editorial Manager platform, and checking references. The number of hours will vary from week to week, so applicants need to have flexible availability.

Applicants must hold or be pursuing a PhD in medieval art history, be eligible to work in the United States, and currently be without full-time employment that would impede their ability to dedicate the necessary time to this position. The Editorial Assistant will work remotely, but must be available for correspondence and meetings during regular business hours with the Editors.

Please email a CV and letter of interest (no more than two pages, single-spaced), describing: (1) your research expertise and experience; (2) your facility in learning digital platforms; and (3) your past experience in activities related to publishing (which can include work as a research assistant to an author). The CV must include the contact information for your references. No letters of recommendation are required; the committee reviewing applications will contact references.

The International Center of Medieval Art is a 501(c)(3) organization whose Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Committee members, Associates, and other officers volunteer. For information on the ICMA, please visit the website.

Deadline for applications is 31 December 2021, 2359 ET (1 January 2022, 1500 AEDT)
Compensation: $20/hour, 20 hours/month. No fringe benefits.