The University of Texas at Austin, Briscoe Center for American History -
Social Science Humanities Research Associate IV - Brooks Project Coordinator/Historian
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Texas, United States|
|Position:||Archivist, Research Professional|
Purpose of the position:
To coordinate and manage the Jack Brooks Digital Humanities Project.
- Provide oversight on project work plan, which includes evaluation of plan and any adaptation as needed in order to meet project deliverables. (35%)
- Serve as content expert on the Brooks Papers, as well as the subject's time period and historical legacy and provide overall leadership in document selection and metadata creation. (15%)
- Digitize items as needed and ensure timely digitization of selected archival documents. (15%)
- Create metadata for digital files and work with staff to upload into content management system. (15%)
- Create enhanced web features and content for the project website. (10%)
- Recruit, train and supervise student interns. (5%)
- Work collaboratively with colleagues and project partners to achieve project goals. (5%)
- Other duties as assigned.
- Master’s degree in the Social Sciences or Humanities.
- Knowledge of Texas and US history.
- Experience in historical research with primary and secondary documents.
- Knowledge of research methodologies and techniques.
- Work experience in special collections, a research center, or archive.
- Demonstrated ability to manage projects and tasks in a complex and dynamic environment and to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
- Proven supervisory experience including the successful implementation of priorities and the effective organization of workload both for self and for project staff.
- Experience with management of digitization projects, including the ability to train in areas related to the objectives of the project.
- Excellent time management skills with the proven ability to meet deadlines.
- Successful record of communicating clearly and effectively, in writing and in oral presentations.
- Ability to lift numerous 50 lb boxes during a 3-4 hour period of time.
Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
- Knowledge of and experience with archival procedures, including arrangement and description.
- Experience with preservation methods for archives.
- Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently, as well as as part of a team.
- Ability to collect, organize and interpret information from various sources and to compose descriptive narratives that are clear, concise and grammatically correct.
- Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Professional demeanor.
- Strong organizational and project management skills.
- Experience managing digital humanities projects
- Knowledge of digital technologies, standards, and best practices.
- Experience creating metadata using library and archival descriptive standards and controlled vocabularies.
- At least 18 hours of graduate level coursework in History, with a focus on American History.
- One or more years managing a large digitization project, including establishing and implementing workflows and processes, creation of metadata schema and preservation of digital objects.
- Experience preparing and delivering presentations for a variety of audiences, including stakeholders.
- Experience working with 20th Century American political collections.
Applicants must submit a resume, letter of interest and list of 3 professional references through the University's job page at: https://utaustin.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UTstaff/job/Brooks-Project-Coordinator-Historian_R_00015050-1.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
|Primary Category:||Archival Science
|Secondary Categories:||Digital Humanities