Project Coordinator- Digital Transgender Archive

Job Id: 
2952
Institution: 
College of the Holy Cross
Job Type: 
Staff
Job Start Date: 
2017-05-16
Application Closing Date: 
2017-07-18
Contact Name: 
Deb Paquette
Contact Phone: 
5087933391
Contact Email: 
dpaquett@holycross.edu
Description: 

The Digital Transgender Archive seeks a full-time Project Coordinator for a one year, grant-funded digitization initiative. Reporting to the Director, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for working with collaborating institutions to prepare and implement digitization plans for materials to be included in the DTA. This process includes conducting on-site and off-site research, assessing copyright and privacy concerns, facilitating digitization, training and supervising students in the lab, and maintaining high-quality metadata standards.

The Project Coordinator will be responsible for communicating with archives, conducting research in their collections, identifying materials relevant to the DTA, designing and implementing digitization plans with partner institutions, overseeing on-site and off-site digitization of historical materials, training and supervising undergraduate research assistants, overseeing metadata creation and collections processing, maintaining data integrity in our Dublin Core-based metadata standard, testing search functionality, assessing and analyzing the scope and usage of the DTA, writing ongoing and current content for the website, and disseminating information on the project.

Requirements: 

Master's in Library Science degree from an American Library Association-accredited program, advanced degree in a related area, or commensurate experience. Demonstrated knowledge of digitization workflows and standards. Demonstrated knowledge of metadata and archival description standards, particularly Dublin Core. Working knowledge of intellectual property, copyright, and privacy issues related to digital collections. Facility with transgender-related topics. Excellent research, writing, and oral communication skills. Preferred experience working with digital archives or libraries. Preferred experience in a supervisory role. Preferred experience with project management.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
This is an Exempt level position.
The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.
A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).
To review our Employee Benefit Options, please go to: http://offices.holycross.edu/humanresources/benefits

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Please attach resume and cover letter.
In your cover letter, please reflect on how you might contribute to the College's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and to its mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://holycross.edu/diversity)
Should you be a candidate for further consideration after hiring manager review, you will be contacted by a human resources representative.