College of Charleston, Library
Project Coordinator, Lowcountry Digital History Initiative at the College of Charleston Library
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||South Carolina, United States|
The Lowcountry Digital Library (LCDL) at the College of Charleston Library seeks to fill a one-year position for the Project Coordinator of the Lowcountry Digital History Initiative (LDHI). LDHI is a grant-funded project to generate an online platform to provide LCDL partners with access to professional resources and guidance for building, storing, and collaboratively hosting digital humanities projects relevant to South Carolina Lowcountry history and culture, particularly to address underrepresented populations, topics, and events. LDHI Projects such as online exhibitions, geo-located tours, and interactive maps and timelines serve to activate local archival collections and research to promote public engagement and awareness of the Lowcountry region’s diverse historic landscapes, structures, and communities.
The Project Coordinator will be responsible for facilitating and promoting the long term structure and interface for LDHI, particularly through coordinating an initial series of collaborative digital history projects and exhibitions with LCDL partner institutions and researchers. The Project Coordinator will also work with the Director of the Lowcountry Digital Library to develop and promote a conference in summer 2014 at the College of Charleston on digital humanities and academic libraries. Selected presentations from this conference will be published as an essay collection, and the Project Coordinator will additionally provide organizational and editorial support for this book project.
This position will work closely with the Project Coordinator of the Lowcountry Digital Library and will report to the Head of Digital Scholarship and Services.
This position is a 12 month temporary appointment with a salary of $41,000.
- Advanced degree in a relevant humanities field to provide scholarly as well technological guidance for LCDL’s partners to organize research and archival materials for LDHI projects.
- Interest, background, scholarly expertise, and professional experience related to digital humanities, Southern and/or Atlantic world history and culture, public history and museums.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, to diverse professional and lay audiences
- Project management skills including experience in managing budgets and multidisciplinary teams of staff, students, volunteers, and partners
- Background in Museum Studies or experience in creating museum quality exhibitions and text
- Advanced computer skills including some knowledge of collection databases and the use of digital media in exhibits and other educational activities
- Demonstrated experience in coordinating and implementing multimedia online exhibition projects, from developing exhibition texts and multimedia materials to implementing online layouts
- Strong editorial background
- Experience using Omeka, Drupal and/or other content management systems
- Ph.D. or advanced ABD with a background in Digital Humanities
Exhibition - 40%: Editing and laying out online exhibitions, establishing replicable project templates and workflows for future LDHI projects, coordinating with the Lowcountry Digital Library on digitization of exhibition materials, work with digital history graduate students in digital project development
Consultation - 30%: Consulting with museum professionals, scholars, educators, cultural institution staff and individuals to organize and produce high quality digital history projects
Outreach and Conference Development - 30%: Conference and publication planning and development, and additional public outreach events on the applications and benefits of LDHI digital history projects
Application materials must include cover letter, vita, and names and contact information for two references. Closing date for applications is December 15, 2013. All applications must be submitted online at https://jobs.cofc.edu
About the College of Charleston
Founded in 1770, the College of Charleston is a public liberal arts and sciences university located in the heart of Charleston, South Carolina. The College of Charleston serves approximately 10,000 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate/certificate seeking students with more than 100 majors and minors. The College of Charleston Libraries are comprised of the Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library, the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, the John Rivers Communications Museum, the Marine Resources Library, and the North Campus Library.
The College of Charleston is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.
Review of applications will begin December 15, 2013. To apply, please submit cover letter, vita, and names and contact information for three references.
All applications must be submitted online at https://jobs.cofc.edu
|Primary Category:||Digital Humanities
|Secondary Categories:||Public History