Metadata & Research Support Specialist - Open Society Foundations

Posted on October 21, 2019


Do you want to help make the world a better place with your descriptive metadata and research skills? We’re seeking a Metadata & Research Support Specialist, based in New York, to facilitate efficient discovery and access to information.


As a Metadata & Research Support Specialist at Open Society, you will: Maintain and improve the discovery, usage, and preservation of a diverse array of information resources; Provide secondary research support through consultations and user-friendly service; Collaborate with research and data-focused colleagues to promote knowledge sharing and dissemination; Support trainings and information sessions on research and information practices; Prepare reports on pricing, usage, resource inquiries, and other metrics to support collection development, budget processes, and reporting requirements for Research Services.


What we are looking for: Three to five years of experience in creating, enhancing, and updating metadata, ideally in an academic library or research institution; Knowledge of metadata standards, taxonomies, controlled vocabularies, database structures, and Linked Data concepts, with exquisite attention to detail; Demonstrated proficiency with contemporary software systems and applications, including Excel, PowerPoint, Google, OCLC, CRM, and digital asset/information management systems; Excellent writing, verbal, analytical, and problem-solving skills; Familiarity with copyright, preservation, and ethical issues related to research publications and practices; Excellence in service delivery and relationship management.


New York, NY, United States

To Apply

Apply here:–Open-Society-Research-Services_JR-0001529