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Humanist Archives: Feb. 27, 2020, 11:23 a.m. Humanist 33.632 - asst project manager (Michigan State); developer (Phillips)

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 632.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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    [1]    From: Kristen Mapes 
           Subject: Job opportunity: Assistant Project Manager for HumetricsHSS and MESH Research at Michigan State University (69)

    [2]    From: Paige Roberts 
           Subject: Job: Omeka Developer (100)

        Date: 2020-02-26 19:32:09+00:00
        From: Kristen Mapes 
        Subject: Job opportunity: Assistant Project Manager for HumetricsHSS and MESH Research at Michigan State University

Dear colleagues,

We are accepting applications for the position of Assistant Project Manager for
HumetricsHSS and MESH Research in the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan
State University.

The full description and posting are available at https://careers.msu.edu/en-
us/job/503210/specialist-outreachfixed-term (see also the position description
extract below).

We have created a short powerpoint presentation that explains the position and
what we are looking for (go.cal.msu.edu/pm2020).

Position Description Extract

"The College of Arts & Letters (CAL) and the Libraries at Michigan State
University seek an Academic Specialist - Outreach to fill the Assistant Digital
Projects Manager role supporting the efforts of the HuMetricsHSS initiative and
the MESH research team. This is a full-time 12-month position with an
expectation of annual renewal. The ideal candidate will be an excellent
communicator with outstanding organizational skills.

The position will work to provide outreach to the academic community and beyond
to support research and work associated with new models for documenting,
understanding, and rewarding academic work and digital scholarly communications.
The position reports jointly to HuMetricsHSS and to MESH.


The successful candidate will have experience in event planning, participation
in and coordination of digital projects, a record of successful collaboration
with teams that are geographically dispersed, an understanding of digital
humanities and other digital projects and their workflows within an academic
setting, and excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

The College of Arts & Letters (CAL) and MSU Libraries promote an academic and
organizational culture that actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices
and perspectives among its members to achieve excellence. We are interested in
candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that
intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and proactive inclusion.
We seek candidates with integrity and a strong work ethic, who possess an
understanding of what it takes to continuously improve and maintain research
projects within a major academic research institution. We particularly welcome
applications from women, people of color, LGBTQI individuals, and others who are
traditionally underrepresented in the academy. We invite you to apply even if
you have not currently mastered all of the skills listed. We seek someone with
the ability to collaborate and to expand their technical skillset in creative
ways; we're happy to discuss whether you are a good fit for this role."

Review of applications begins next week, but we will continue to welcome
applications until the position is filled.


Kristen Mapes
Assistant Director of Digital Humanities, College of Arts & Letters
Michigan State University
479 West Circle Drive, Linton Hall 308
East Lansing MI 48824

        Date: 2020-02-26 15:30:13+00:00
        From: Paige Roberts 
        Subject: Job: Omeka Developer

Temp job
Omeka Developer/Digital Humanities Technologist
At Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass USA

Project in Archives of Chinese Students at Phillips Academy

(Specialty in archives and/or Asian Studies)

Unique job opportunity to build interactive, searchable web site using Omeka
that will offer historical context, primary sources (scans and metadata), and
lesson plans for both internal and external use. Stand-alone website would be
used by faculty and students at Andover, external teachers and scholars, and the
general public at large. Primary sources will be content of PA archives of the
history of Chinese students at Phillips Academy. Features for teaching may
include modules for teaching subjects such as Asian American studies, education
migration, digital humanities, social justice and the archives, and others that
will include both historical context abstracts and lesson modules. In addition,
students' original research working with these archives would be incorporated on
the site. In the future, build-out would expand with increasing student research
that may include audio and/or transcriptions of students' oral history
interviews with Chinese alumni and their descendants, students' data
visualization and others. Works closely with project managers Dr. Hijoo Son
(Instructor in History and Social Science) and Dr. Paige Roberts (Director of
Archives and Special Collections). Reports bi-weekly to the team of the Director
of Archives and Special Collections and Dr. Son and work location negotiable,
both on- or off-site.

Background of Project:

A collection from the Phillips Academy Archives and Special Collections
documents the history of Chinese students at Phillips Academy since 1878 to the
present. This collection showcases a rich and important education migration
history that shaped Chinese modernity, the history of Sino-American relations,
and the history of Asians in America. Some one hundred Chinese students
matriculated into Phillips Academy between 1878 and 1930s at the same time that
the U.S. established the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and Asian Exclusion Act
of 1924. Ironically, then, the Phillips Academy Archives' large cache of
materials records the history of Sino-American educational exchange during an
era of hostile U.S. migration policy. With the digital corpus, we are planning
to build a robust, searchable web site that provides relational data and high-
quality scans of thousands of pages of original correspondences, images, travel
diaries, student records, receipts, brochures, application forms, diaries, and
other material objects. This scholarly, pedagogical project is designed to
promote creative re-use of this collection and sharing of the history for
teaching and other purposes.


Preferred ALA-accredited graduate library degree or MA /PhD. Preferred
familiarity with Asian and/or Asian-American history. Experience in the use and
application of one or more DH methodologies (e.g., visualization, text-mining,
text-encoding, GIS, network analysis, database design, digital editions) for
creating and transmitting scholarship. Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and
ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a member of
a dynamic team.

Proficiency with web design and development.

Hands-on experience with content management systems especially Omeka

Familiarity with descriptive metadata standards in cultural heritage.

Familiarity with digital technologies, archives, and public humanities/history

This role requires the ability to think critically about both humanistic and
design questions in order to conceptualize and create artifacts that serve
specific purposes for research and/or teaching. Attention to the cultural,
ethical and political dimensions of the creation and use of archives is

This is a temporary, non-exempt, non-benefits eligible position with the
exception of those benefits required by law. This temporary position has an
expected duration of two months (total hours worked not to exceed 400 hours).
This position to commence in the spring 2020. Full background check is required.
Please apply online.

Phillips Academy is an equal opportunity employer. Phillips Academy is an
intentionally diverse and inclusive residential community "committed to creating
an equitable and inclusive school in which students from diverse backgrounds,
cultures, and experiences-including race, ethnicity, nationality, gender,
socioeconomic class, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, and ability-
learn and grow together." The ideal candidate supports the inclusive and diverse
nature of the community. Any offers of employment will be contingent upon
successful CORI/SORI and fingerprinting background checks as well as
authorization to work in the United States.

To apply, scroll down at this link:


Paige Roberts
Director of Archives & Special Collections
Phillips Academy

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