Job description

Duties: Reporting to the Director for Digital Scholarship, the Judaica Digital Humanities Project Coordinator will join a collaborative team of colleagues in the Digital Scholarship Department at the Penn Libraries, and will work closely with the Judaica Bibliographer and colleagues in the Kislak Center for Special Collections. The incumbent will serve as project manager and developer for three related projects as part of the Penn Libraries Judaica Digital Humanities program. These projects include: (1) the Scribes of the Cairo Geniza project, in partnership with the Zooniverse platform to engage thousands of volunteers in transcribing fragments of medieval and early modern religious and everyday texts. Work with the data exported from the project and build new partnerships to advance the project (2) Development of the first stage of an interactive publication bringing together early American Judaica (3) Working with the Judaica Bibliographer and collaborators on a building the website and providing the functionality, including full-text searching for the Sabato Morais collection of text and image files. Ensure that the site meets the standards developed by the team and is featured on the Judaica DH website.

The fellow will work with the Digital Scholarship group in the library to ensure that all projects are built using open and agreed on standards and practices, and can become part of a toolset and platform for the further creation of Judaica projects.

This is a two-year position with the possibility of extension for a third year.

Qualifications: - Master's Degree and 0-1 year of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required; 1-2 years of experience preferred.
- Experience in at least one programming or scripting language
- Experience creating web-based maps and web pages strongly preferred
- Strong writing skills
- Organization skills and experience
- Some technical experience in data management, web development or design preferred
- Interest in, and experience with Judaic Studies preferred
- Interest in, and experience with Digital Humanities methods preferred

Reference Number: 50-29867

Salary Grade: 025

Employment Type: Exempt


Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Job Family: N-Museum/Library/Archival




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Posted: 9/9/2018
Application Due: 11/9/2018
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