Posting Date: February 21, 2022 REPOSTED Posting End Date: May 21, 2022
Position: Digital Humanities Program Manager Department: University Archives- Library Services
In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University Becoming “One Tuskegee”, the ideal Digital Humanities Program Manager will possess the willingness to use their expertise in transforming Tuskegee into a leading 21st century living and learning environment.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
• The incumbent's primary duties will be centered on 3 major areas of responsibilities: Archival, Metadata and Project Management
• Report directly to the University Archivist, to include: weekly meetings, progress reports and needs.
• Collaborate with Tuskegee University Archivist to survey the collections to select artifacts, images, and/or documents to be used in the testing model, based on an appraisal of each item's historical significance and the ability to use existing finding aids, indices, transcripts, and databases to add records to the testing model
• Participate in the testing of the digitization model; working in Omeka S and CSV data entry files, with pilot data representing artifacts, images, and/or documents from Tuskegee University's collections
• Examine artifacts, images, and/or documents from Georgetown's collections and identify events related to the desired project outcomes
• Categorize and describe relevant information regarding artifacts, images, and/or documents identified for use
• Perform additional research as necessary to establish context for events related to the lives of enslaved people; consult outside sources and other archival documents as necessary to identify and describe related people and places
• Create authority records in Omeka S for names and places related to selected archival collections; ingest data into Omeka
• Work with partners at Tuskegee University Archives and NMAAHC in the application of the HCAC model and development of protocols for ongoing evaluation; work collaboratively with archive's staff to review the outcomes of pilot data work and provide feedback on the HCAC model in development
• Serve as a project manager to manage project progress, ensure that the project meets deadlines, lead planning sessions, and conduct periodic reviews to report on project progress; manage internal and external stakeholder relationships, optimize workflows and processes as needed
• Train and supervise student workers, and establishes their respective work plans
• A Master's degree and/or 1-2 years of work experience related to archival collections and/or applying metadata standards Leadership experience in a research library, higher education institution, gallery, archive, museum, or technology organization
• Ability to work in and manage a highly collaborative and inclusive environment, one that values and leverages the benefits of diverse perspectives
• Proven success in collaboration with communities in pursuit of common goals and/or humanities projects
• Evidence of abilities in strategic planning and project implementation and execution
• Understanding of higher education and its attendant politics, culture, and current challenges
• Knowledge of existing and emergent standards and practices relating to archives, museums and other scholarly information resources and their Internet distribution; experience with digital library applications in research libraries, higher education institutions, galleries, archives, museums, or technology organizations
Commensurate with education, training, and experience
**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **
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Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, a list of (3) to (5) references (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position. The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.
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