• Full Time
  • New York City
  • Salary: $28,275.00 - $54,715.00

Website centropr Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College - CUNY

Understanding, Preserving, Sharing the Puerto Rican Experience

The Digital Projects Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Digital Archivist and spend about three-quarters of his/her time working alongside the project staff on all aspects of the workflow and serve as the lead on metadata creation. He/she will also conduct the quality control and any rework required. He/she will assist the Digital Archivist in ingest activities as needed and may oversee the work of college assistants for specific projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the implementation of assigned digital projects.
  • Contribute to the development of digital collections.
  • Prepare, digitize and conduct post-processing and quality control of archival material
  • Add metadata to digital objects for access and discovery in Centro’s content management system
  • Process digital images for preservation and access
  • Enforce best practices for processing, quality control, content management, and preservation of digital collections according to national standards.
  • Solve problems, answer questions and provide technical solutions to supervisors and staff.
  • Oversee training and supervision of other project team members.
  • Maintain statistics and prepare official project reports as requested.

Qualifications:
A Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent preferred. Any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities may be considered such as a Bachelor’s degree plus two years’ experience involving digitization in a library, archives, or museum environment.

  • Experience with digitizing archival material.
  • Knowledge of archival encoding and descriptive standards (EAD, METS, MODS, Dublin Core, DACS, etc.)
  • Proven ability to learn new technologies and adaptability to master and manage multiple workflows.
  • Ability to work independently, exercise sound judgment, make constructive recommendations, interpret and apply policies and procedures, and perform work in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, prioritize, problem solve, and delegate, and monitor project cycles.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications, meticulous and accurate recordkeeping, track record of meeting deadlines consistently.
  • Experience with databases and software, including Adobe Photoshop and Bridge, ArchivesSpace, and CollectiveAccess or other CMS / DAMS.
  • Familiarity or knowledge of digital preservation best practices and experience handling rare and delicate archival and library materials.
  • Working knowledge of copyright law and fair use.
  • Knowledge of Puerto Rican history and culture preferred.
  • Spanish language skills preferred.

To apply for this job please visit www.rfcuny.org.