The Manager of Digital Initiatives (MDI) will oversee the TNSLA‚Äôs (The New Sschool Libraries & Archives) rapidly-expanding collections of unique digital material. Reporting to the director of the Archives & Special Collections unit, the MDI‚Äôs
responsibilities will include:
‚óŹ Manage TNSLA‚Äôs digital materials, including digitization projects, metadata capture and creation, and preservation of special digital collections.
‚óŹ Play a lead role implementing the TNSLA‚Äôs digital asset management system, Collective Access, including conducting user studies with members of the New School community.
‚óŹ Engage students with the digital collections, by working with faculty and providing reference and instruction.
‚óŹ Identify funding sources and write grants for projects to digitize textual, graphic, and audiovisual materials.
‚óŹ Develop strategies, identify and implement tools for promoting and enhancing discovery, and access to digital collections online, including mobile devices.
‚óŹ Investigate and document intellectual property regulations relevant to the online dissemination of digital material.
‚óŹ Master‚Äôs degree in Archives or¬†MLIS¬†with Archives concentration.
‚óŹ Proven ability to take leadership role in establishing and implementing digital preservation standards, including capture, data migration, and metadata creation.
‚óŹ Demonstrated ability to listen and communicate effectively, orally and in writing ability to collaborate with diverse communities of individuals.
‚óŹ Ability to prioritize, set and meet project goals and deadlines, and manage multiple projects.
‚óŹ Supervisory experience.
‚óŹ Experience managing a digital asset management system.
‚óŹ Demonstrated ability to adopt new technologies.
‚óŹ Graduate work in history, the digital humanities, art and design, and/or social sciences.
‚óŹ Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and other tools for standardizing and optimizing digital images, documents, and audiovisual material.
‚óŹ Working knowledge of¬†XML¬†and digital content creation/transformation tools, and experience with Archivist‚Äôs Toolkit.
‚óŹ Familiarity with an¬†ILS¬†(Integrated Library Systems), (Aleph preferred).
‚óŹ Web design capabilities, especially related to digital special collections.
- Cover Letter