PROJECT COORD

Location
Durham, NC
Posted
Jun 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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PROJECT COORD
Franklin Humanities Institute

Franklin Humanities Institute Digital Humanities Specialist Job Description

This position provides 50% technical and multimedia project consulting, support, and development for the Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI) and will devote 25% time to the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI) in the PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge under the direction of Victoria Szabo. Emphasis is on research support, content management, and presentation strategies for existing and newly developing scholarly projects. The position requires familiarity with humanities research methods and practices, combined with technical expertise and the ability to work in a highly collaborative working environment. The FHI DH Specialist reports to the Associate Director of the FHI and the Director of the FHI Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI), and works closely with FHI Humanities Labs, other relevant faculty and the Assistant Director of Finance and Administration.

Research Support and Consulting: 35%
Advising DHI, FHI Humanities Labs, and other FHI-affiliated faculty/student teams on digital project development, workflows, technology (hardware and software) selection, and critical and technical standards for project evaluation
Facilitating infrastructural support including systems administration, web development, and content management
Providing specialized technical instruction and troubleshooting to faculty and students
Prototyping models for digital projects and presentations

Website Development: 35%
System administration for FHI servers
Website maintenance and light development for the FHI main site, FHI Lab sites, and other FHI project sites as needed
Content management systems setup, development, and maintenance with WordPress, Drupal, and other systems as needed to support web applications
Solicit and manage website updates
Usability testing and cross - platform support

Multimedia Research and Development: 15%
Research and test new technologies relevant to ongoing DHI and FHI Lab projects
Develop workflows and best practices for multimedia storytelling and project development
Coordinate with TTS, the AAHVS Labs, and Library partners on software, training, systems
Develop and maintain list of resources for technologies commonly used in FHI projects
Advise FHI faculty on adoption of new technologies
Develop introductory resources on new technologies chosen in consultation with FHI faculty

Communications and Outreach: 15%
Coordinate and implement DHI and FHI Labs social media strategy with central FHI communications staff and DHI/Lab collaborators
Information and graphic design for DHI and FHI Labs digital and print publications
Liaise with faculty and staff across the university on digital humanities projects and issues at Duke Requirements:
Expertise with HTML, CSS and web server administration
Familiarity and experience with digital scholarship technologies, including: text analysis, 3d modeling, historical GIS, archives development and content management(including metadata standards), javascript libraries and tools, data visualization, social media management
Extensive project management experience and ability to multitask
Advising and mentoring experience with students, faculty, and staff working with digital technologies in support of humanities teaching and projects
Knowledge of digital humanities theories, trends, and discussions within the field
Established presence within the DH and other relevant professional communities within the Libraries, IT and/or Academia
Excellent writing and oral communication skills
Experience supervising staff and/or student workers

Requisition Number
401279290

Location
Durham

Duke Entity
UNIVERSITY

Job Code
1685 PROJECT COORD

Job Family Level
10

Exempt/Non-Exempt
Exempt

Full Time / Part Time
FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary
Regular

Shift
First/Day

Minimum Qualifications
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employercommitted to providing employment opportunity without regard to anindividual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion,sexual orientation, or veteran status.Essential Physical Job Functions:Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System mayinclude essential job functions that require specific physical and/ormental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests forreasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Education

Work requires communication and analytical skills normally acquiredthrough a 4 year college education.

Experience

Work requires a general knowledge of research methods, procedures andactivities normally acquired through 1 year of social science researchexperience.OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Auto req ID

90980BR

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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