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Digital Archive Coordinator, Bunk History - 476011N

SUMMARY:

New American History is seeking a part-time Digital Archive Coordinator for "Bunk," its flagship public history project. Bunk is a curated collection of contemporary digital media that engages the American past, and is designed to showcase the connections between individual pieces of digital content.

The Digital Archive Coordinator will oversee the project’s dynamic content archive, and take a leading role in developing and implementing new data-based initiatives. As such, they will play a key role in the planned expansion of Bunk’s scope and outreach efforts over the fall and winter of 20/21.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assume primary stewardship of the project’s dynamic content archive, overseeing metadata standards and practices, implementing improvements, and spearheading new taxonomical initiatives.
  • Review and edit daily metadata entries by Bunk's team of student workers.
  • Collaborate with Bunk's Editor to periodically generate new digital exhibits.
  • Assist with other tasks, including but not limited to content curation and social media messaging.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Successful candidates will have completed graduate-level studies in American history and/or Library and Information Science. Applicants should have an active interest in American history scholarship, and have experience working with digital archives and/or databases. 

WORK HOURS:

  • Part-time, non-exempt position
  • This position is limited term for a period of one year
  • All work for this position will be remote
  • Schedule is flexible, approximately 19 hrs./wk.; less than 1,000 hrs./year

ABOUT UR:

At the University of Richmond, we’re creative, inclusive, and determined. We’re Spiders, and our mission is to create positive change in the UR community and beyond. Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond (www.richmond.edu) blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. There’s only one place like Richmond.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE