[Humanist] 26.226 job at NYU Libraries

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 226.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2012 17:24:47 -0400
        From: Jennifer Vinopal <vinopal at nyu.edu>
        Subject: Position opening: NYU Libraries Digital Studio Technology Specialist

Position opening: Digital Studio Technology Specialist
Division of Libraries, New York University

New York University’s Digital Studio supports the digital scholarship,
research, and teaching of the NYU community.

New York University’s Digital Studio supports the digital scholarship,
research, and teaching of the NYU community. Technology Specialists from
NYU Libraries and NYU Information Technology Services work together at the
Digital Studio to provide consultation, training, and tools for multimedia
production and sharing, file storage and management, digital scholarship,
digital project planning and management, copyright and fair use, digital
publishing, teaching and learning projects, and learning management tools.
In this dynamic, client-oriented environment, we keep abreast of research,
teaching, and learning technology developments in higher education and
implement services to benefit the global NYU community.

Key Responsibilities
The Digital Studio Technology Specialist will partner with other technology
specialists and librarians to create a holistic service environment for

Consultation: Consult with scholars in their use of Digital Studio and
other IT services for research and teaching.

Facility Management: Oversee the Digital Studio facility (workstations,
student staffing, documentation of procedures, staff training initiatives,
etc.). Develop a technology environment conducive to effective client work
by evaluating user needs and planning and implementing processes and
systems to meet those needs. Make recommendations for the purchase of
hardware and software. Think creatively about the configuration of
workstations, work spaces, workflows, etc. Purchase, and supervise
installation of hardware, software, and peripherals and ensure their proper
Supervise Digital Studio student support staff including hiring, training,
and evaluating performance. Identify and prioritize staff assignments to
ensure deadlines are met and review work for accuracy.

Service Development and Leadership: Work closely with scholars and other
Libraries and ITS staff to evaluate current technology, ascertain the
academic technology needs of the University, and develop and support
standardized, core technology and person-to-person services for research
and teaching. Keep informed about trends in technology use in higher
education, and research and test emerging information technologies for use
at NYU. Support and lead the development of new tools and services, and act
as service lead for new and existing services.
Work as part of a newly formed team to develop and provide services
supporting digital scholarship. This is a new and growing service area in
NYU Libraries.

Develop and deliver training programs related to Digital Studio services.
Identify training needs, arrange for instructors, facilities and materials,
as required. Consult with faculty, researchers, and staff on training
interests and opportunities.

Note: The Digital Studio open hours will be expanding as the service
evolves. The successful applicant will be willing to work possible evening
and weekend hours.

Required: Bachelor's degree and 3 years relevant experience or an
equivalent combination. Must include: good interpersonal skills, good oral
and written communication, client service experience and orientation,
experience supporting information technology and training, interest in and
a strong desire to learn about new information technologies, interest in
the evolving use of technology for scholarship and teaching in higher
education, project management experience, ability to work both
collaboratively and independently, willingness to undertake responsibility.
Experience in one of the following areas: media production, website design,
digital humanities, instructional design.

Preferred: Master's degree and experience in an academic environment,
preferably in Libraries and/or IT. Experience working with scholars on
digital projects for research and/or teaching.

Application and resume must include a cover letter that reflects how your
experience fits the position description.

For more information about the Digital Studio, see:
For more information about working at NYU and to apply, visit our website
at: http://www.nyu.edu/about/working-at-nyu/apply-for-jobs.html

NYU offers a generous benefit package including 22 days of vacation
annually. NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

To apply: http://www.nyucareers.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=55480

- Jennifer

Jennifer Vinopal / vinopal at nyu.edu
Librarian for Digital Scholarship Initiatives
5th floor south, Bobst Library, New York University
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY  10012
v: 212.998.2522

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