Wanted: Penn State Digital Humanities Lab Metadata Architect
Submission deadline: May 8th, 2015
The Penn State Digital Humanities Lab at Behrend is seeking a part-time team member for the summer of 2015. The Metadata Architect will be responsible for defining the processes and procedures for student involvement in ongoing faculty led research. These procedures will be reflected directly in the governance structures guiding all programs hosted in the PSU DH Lab. The Metadata Architect will implement applications and resources for research fellows and faculty as well as work to increase awareness of the Lab’s operations at the college and university level. The Metadata Architect will work directly with stakeholders—students, faculty, and administrators—to make resources and facilities available as needed. In direct consultation with the Lab’s Director, the Metadata Architect will serve as the technical lead in the development of solutions to meet these demands.
- Provide leadership and technical direction for student involvement in the Lab.
- Plan assignments and monitor performance according to priorities to assure meeting established deadlines.
- Document technical requirements, develop collaborative authorship definitions, and develop reports based on community consultation and engagement.
- Develop computational tool selection criteria, lead tool reviews, implement selected tools, and plan future faculty led workshops.
- Define governance processes: this includes a collaboration glossary, authorship guidelines, and community culture statement.
- Stay abreast of and appropriately use digital humanities resources to continually improve Lab performance.
The candidate must meet or exceed the following requirements:
- a current student with the intention of graduating at Penn State Erie.
- located in Erie and able to work in the Lab.
- have superior written and communication skills.
- familiar with an array of web based technologies, including but not limited to the following: HTML, WordPress, Twitter, and Google Analytics. (Programming experience or a working knowledge of Omeka is a plus).
- interested in the issues and concerns facing the humanities (Majoring in H&SS is not required).
- energetic, fearless, and engaged.
Please submit your curriculum vitae and short cover letter as a single pdf below.