[Humanist] 27.406 job at the Getty

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Oct 5 08:31:01 CEST 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 406.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 04 Oct 2013 15:10:24 +0100
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: job: Digital Humanities Specialist at the Getty

Position Announcement: Digital Humanities Specialist
Getty Research Institute, a program of the J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles

Position Description:

The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks a creative, technology-grounded 
person with a background in art history and/or computer science to 
conceptualize, advise, and coordinate digital humanities projects and 
collection digitization projects. Reporting to the GRI Deputy Director, 
the position will interact with a diverse range of collaborators 
including resident scholars, curators, research staff, librarians, 
technologists, and external partners to increase access to collections, 
develop new tools for using digital collections, and facilitate original 
art-historical research using digital resources. The Digital Humanities 
Specialist will recommend strategic directions, participate in 
prioritizing projects, research and recommend new technologies, track 
advancements in the field, manage project teams, and collaborate with 
external partners.

Responsibilities include:

--Coordinate and/or lead cross-functional digital humanities project 
teams and collection digitization teams comprised of internal and 
external partners. Work in close partnership with the Manager of Digital 
Services, the Head of Digital Art History, and the Digital Library 
Steering Committee; monitor and document projects from initiation 
through completion, interfacing with internal and/or external partners 
on content, administrative, and technical matters; plan and direct 
schedules; monitor project budgets; recruit and supervise project staff, 
interns, and volunteers; oversee the production of all project-related 
communication and outreach including reports, presentations, and 

--Organize GRI-wide discussions to select and prioritize digital 
projects; participate in various committees devoted to advancing and 
executing the institutionÂ’s digital initiatives; document the 
institutionÂ’s policies and procedures.

--Work with scholars conducting digital humanities projects and 
accessing digital collections.

--Collaborate in the production of digital publications and other 
scholarly products.

--Provide professional expertise and services while leveraging the 
knowledge and skills of others.

--Monitor and track advancements in the field; research and recommend 
new technologies; build networks between the GRI and other digital 
humanities centers.

--Seek external funding for projects, as appropriate.

--Coordinate activities closely with GRI Leadership, Digital Services, 
Library Departments, Digital Art History, the Scholar Program, GRI 
Research Projects, GRI Publications, Library Information Systems, and 
Collection Development.

--Conduct research and collect data, as required.

--Develop new competencies among staff and expand institutional 
knowledge of current and emerging best practices, tools, and standards 
for digital humanities projects, digital collections creation and 
management, and digital preservation.


A degree in a relevant humanities discipline (art history, library 
science, informatics, etc.) and/or a degree in computer science (or a 
related field). A Masters degree or higher in one of these areas is 
preferred; demonstrated knowledge of digital humanities; experience 
managing digital humanities or digital library projects; a deep 
understanding of research processes and an appreciation for the 
transformative potential of digital technologies for scholarship; 
motivated, independent, self-starter; excellent interpersonal and team 
collaboration skills; excellent writing skills; strong project 
management and leadership skills; and ability to work in a rapidly 
changing and ambiguous environment. The preferred candidate will have 
experience with advanced information technology or informatics training; 
experience with a range of tools and methods for collection 
digitization, text mining and analysis, statistical analysis, natural 
language processing, geospatial analysis, data visualization, and/or 
image analysis. Review of applications is in progress.

Apply online: 
Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor, Department of Digital
Humanities, King's College London, and Research Group in Digital
Humanities, University of Western Sydney

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