Digital Projects Coordinator (UPDATED)
Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College - CUNY
Job posted to this site on September 29th at 3:53pm
Application Deadline: October 29th 2022
80% of time the coordinator will be working on a large scale NEH digitization project grant and 20% of time will be working on other projects depending upon library and archives needs.
- 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.
- A Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent. 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, 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, such as 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.
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