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Graduate Specialist - Dana Library

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Position located on Newark Campus.

Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Graduate Specialist - Dana Library
Department Dana Library - Nwk
Posting Summary

The Graduate Specialist for Dana would take over managing the Jazz Oral History project under supervision.
Duties for that include:
• Quality control of metadata using the RUcore Workflow Management System (training provided).
• Quality control of scanned transcript pages in .TIFF and .SWF formats.
• Ingestion of digital files into RUcore.
• Coordination of digital file management and metadata management with RUcore team members in Shared User Services in New Brunswick.
• Scanning of interview transcripts.
• Supervision of 2-3 undergraduate work study student who scans transcripts.
• Depending upon candidate qualifications, there may be some work on other projects as well that would take the form of advising faculty members and students on digital projects.
Those duties might include:
• Recommending archival digital standards for reformatting analog materials.
• Recommending archival digital standards for the creation of born digital materials.
• Recommendations for suitable metadata standards according to project specifications and scope.
• Assistance with metadata creation according to recommended standards

Position Status Part Time
Hours Per Week 5-19
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Nonexempt
Position Salary $25.00 hourly
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Terms of Appointment Temporary Staff Appointment - Hourly


Minimum Education and Experience

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a humanities or social science related field, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience including digital humanities research methodologies.
Requires up to two years relevant experience in an administrative function, strong communication and interpersonal skills, and computer literacy.

Preferred Qualifications
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• The position is open to current graduate students in a humanities or social science field who are eligible for on-campus employment.
• Successful applicants will be highly motivated individuals with a strong interest in digital humanities work within an academic or GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums) setting.
• Knowledge of one or more digital humanities research methodologies is required.
• Intellectual curiosity.

Equipment Utilized

Archival digital materials along with digital humanities research materials.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Hours are flexible.

Posting Details

Posting Number 18TM0037
Posting Open Date 02/13/2018
Posting Close Date 03/13/2018
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

Position located on Newark Campus.

Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Rutgers University-Newark
Location Details Dana Library

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application