[Humanist] 26.993 job at MITH

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Fri Apr 26 07:55:31 CEST 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 993.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

        Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 11:00:32 -0400
        From: Jennifer Guiliano <jenguiliano at gmail.com>
        Subject: Join MITH as a Project Manager!

The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at the University
of Maryland is seeking an experienced project manager who will provide
coordination and management for research projects and initiatives in the
digital humanities.

The Project Manager will work with senior MITH staff to conceptualize,
implement, and manage digital humanities research work in a collaborative,
team-driven environment. The successful candidate will have experience
developing and administering collaborative research projects and events;
strong oral and written communications skills; experience writing for, and
working with, academic and public audiences; and an interest in digital
research methods and tools.

The Project Manager will report to the Assistant Director and work in
tandem with MITH staff to ensure the success of MITH’s various research
projects and initiatives. The Project Manager will manage the execution of
projects by assembling and coordinating the work of project staff and
partners, tracking project deliverables, monitoring and reporting on
progress of projects to all stakeholders, and completing project
evaluations and assessment of results. Experience writing grants of $60,000
or more is preferred.

Prospective candidates should be familiar with the field of digital
humanities, have experience with project management tools (Basecamp, Google
Docs, etc.), and have proven experience in coordinating multi-institution
deadline-driven research projects. Experience working with software
development tools (particularly Git) is a plus. Candidates should be
comfortable setting meetings and agendas, establishing benchmarks for
success, and negotiating multi-stakeholder dynamics.

Jointly supported by the University of Maryland College of Arts and
Humanities and the University of Maryland Libraries, MITH engages in
collaborative, interdisciplinary work at the intersection of technology and
humanistic inquiry. MITH specializes in text and image analytics for
cultural heritage collections, data curation, digital preservation, linked
data applications, and data publishing.


Coordinate and implement research and development projects (60%)

    Elicit well-defined project materials including statements of project
scope, goals and deliverables from stakeholders.

    Facilitate consensus around project processes and implementation

    Develop and implement project plans.

    Schedule, and monitor project timelines and milestones using
appropriate project management tools.

    Develop plans for communicating project results and outcomes to
academic and public audiences

Coordinate and implement public programs (30%)

    Facilitate the Digital Dialogues Series, including handling
organizational and promotional work, processing video and social media, and
dealing with speakers

    Support and coordinate public programs including workshops, symposia,
and lecture series as needed.

    Coordinate all internship and visitor programs

Communications and publicity (10%)

    Assist in the creation of website content for MITH and its research

    Lead all social media outreach and coordination

Required Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in Digital Humanities or a Humanities-related field

    Minimum of two years experience in project management

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    Experience managing multi-institutional collaborative research projects

    Experience and Knowledge of project management including use of project
management and social media technologies (Basecamp, Google Docs, WordPress,
Twitter, Drupal, etc.)

    Familiarity with digital humanities trends/developments.

    Demonstrated initiative and ability to work on multiple projects

    Excellent organizational, analytical, time management and communication
(oral and written) skills

    Ability to motivate and manage one’s colleagues and project
stakeholders in a team-driven design and development process.

Preferred Qualifications:

    Advanced degree (MA or PhD) in digital humanities or humanities field

    Successfully awarded grant writing experience over $60,000

    Experience with identifying potential partners and funding
opportunities to support ongoing research.

    Knowledge of software development methodologies and their practical
application is a plus.

The Project Manager is a full-time, 12-month faculty research assistant
position renewable annually, contingent on funding. Salary is commensurate
with experience, ranging from $55,000 to $65,000. The University also
offers a competitive benefits package. To apply, please send: 1) a cover
letter outlining your experience in project management, your particular
skills in the digital humanities, and statement of your philosophy of
managing collaborative research projects; 2) a CV; 3) examples of writing
samples (no more than 20 pages), websites, and/or digital projects; and 4)
contact information for three professional references to Jennifer Guiliano,
Search Chair, via email: guiliano at umd.edu. For best consideration, apply by
close of business on May 20, 2013. Position would begin in August/September
2013 dependent on candidate availability.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy
of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any
employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation,
physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin,
marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender
identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Jennifer Guiliano
Assistant Director

Email:guiliano at umd.edu
Office Phone: (301) 405-9528
Skype: jenguiliano
twitter: @jenguiliano
website: http://mith.umd.edu/

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