[Humanist] 27.359 jobs at South Carolina; the Dance Heritage Coalition

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Fri Sep 20 09:12:20 CEST 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 359.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Doug Reside <dougreside at gmail.com>                        (59)
        Subject: Job at the Dance Heritage Coalition

  [2]   From:    "GAVIN, MICHAEL" <MGAVIN at mailbox.sc.edu>                  (18)
        Subject: DH job opening at South Carolina

        Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 06:50:07 -0400
        From: Doug Reside <dougreside at gmail.com>
        Subject: Job at the Dance Heritage Coalition

Part-Time Technology Manager for Digital Projects

The Dance Heritage Coalition (DHC), a nonprofit organization that saves and
shares dance legacy materials, seeks   a part-time Manager for Digital
Projects. The Manager will be directly involved with the DHC’s Dance
Preservation  and Digitization Project (DPDP) in partnership with the Bay
Area Video Coalition (BAVC), an initiative that has been funded by the
National Endowment for the Arts, the Institute of Museum and Library
Services, and The Andrew   W. Mellon Foundation since 2002. The DPDP,
formerly known as the Secure Media Network, is a multi-pronged   project
that includes archival-quality digital preservation of seminal
dance-related moving images, search   functions for a collection of
dance-related moving image records, a secure collection of streamable
media,   searchable finding aids, and more. The media currently preserved
and made available through the pilot version (http://archive.danceheritage.org) 
come from moving image material that has been digitized by either BAVC 
or   preservation technicians at the DHC’s digitization hubs. This site also 
serves as a union catalog for descriptive metadata contributed by DHC 


 Serve as lead manager for DPDP
 Supervise work of technicians and coordinate with partners for effective
 Track and evaluate deliverables; handle obstacles with output from
digitization hubs and input into database
 Advise on technology options and issues
 Advise on possible partners and stakeholders and help to cultivate
 Assist in the organization of a “technology summit” on DPDP
 Serve as a liaison between technical contractors and user communities
 Identify and define project goal's and evaluation criteria.
 Provide guidance for grant applications
 Write and edit project documents such as concept notes, work plans,
scopes of work, memoranda of understanding, progress reports, meeting
reports, trip reports and other project documents as required


 project management experience
 familiarity with databases and metadata best practices
 familiarity with a variety of platforms and technologies (e.g.,
Archivematica, Islandora, Collective Access,
PBCore) – must be comfortable conversing with developers and programmers
 experience with meeting complex technical assistance requirements
 demonstrated experience and ability to manage relationships and
partnerships with clients and
stakeholders, including ability to facilitate participatory discussion
 proactive, self-starter with the ability to work independently and in
teams in a collegial and collaborative
 strong writing and editing skills
 ability to prioritize task assignments and use resources effectively and
efficiently; sense of urgency toward
timely completion of scheduled deliverables
 ability and willingness to perform other job-related duties as assigned

Screening begins immediately. Location negotiable, but Washington DC
preferred. Compensation and hours negotiable depending on qualifications.
Search process has begun; open till filled. Deadline for strongest
consideration: October 11, 2013. Submit by email (subject line: Digital
Project Manager) a letter of application, resume or c.v., and list of
references to kbell at danceheritage.org. All applications will be

        Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:35:53 +0000
        From: "GAVIN, MICHAEL" <MGAVIN at mailbox.sc.edu>
        Subject: DH job opening at South Carolina

Assistant Professorship in Digital Humanities (tenure-track)
University of South Carolina

[I have been asked by Professor Michael Gavin, Department of English,
to circulate the following job advert. He advises me that the net is being cast
as widely as possible and that "the search might be even more open than 
the final wording of the ad suggests. We're just looking for the best, most 
exciting work out there."

Older members of this community may recall the leading work done at
South Carolina by Robert Oakman (English and Computer Science) many
years ago, including the International Conference on Computers and the
Humanities in 1987, at which the beginnings of Humanist were conceived.

The Department of English Language & Literature at the University of South Carolina (http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/engl/) invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professorship in Digital Humanities (Open Literary Field). The search is open to all fields within English studies and all approaches to digital humanities though we have a particular interest in digital work in the areas of topic modeling, social network analysis, or mapping. To apply, please send CV, letter of interest, writing sample, and at least three confidential letters of recommendation (which may be sent either electronically through Interfolio [strongly preferred] or in hard copy) to: William E. Rivers, Chair, Department of English, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208.
For full consideration, application materials must be received no later than November 1. 2013.

The Department of English Language and Literature features a strong and flexible undergraduate major and graduate degrees in literature, composition and rhetoric, creative writing, and speech communication. Our diverse faculty includes internationally-known scholars in English and American literature, African American studies, composition and rhetoric, history of authorship and publishing, literary theory, linguistics, communication studies, film, and creative writing.

The University of South Carolina's main campus is located in the state capital, close to the mountains and the coast. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has designated the University of South Carolina as one of only 73 public and 32 private academic institutions with “very high research activity” and also lists USC as having strong focus on community engagement. The University has over 31,000 students on the main campus (and over 46,000 students system-wide), more than 350 degree programs, and a nationally-ranked library system that includes one of the nation’s largest public film archives. The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


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