Hi, everyone. The Virginia Center for Digital History is hiring a
programmer / project manager and I wanted all the code4lib people to
know about it. VCDH is housed in the University of Virginia library,
and this position will work closely with library developers and
historians on digital scholarly projects. If you travel in Humanities
Computing circles, you might know VCDH's work from "The Valley of the
Shadow" project, which seems to be pretty well known.

I am on the hiring committee for this position, and I would be happy
to talk to you if you think you're interested but want to know more.
The ad is vague in places: "non-proprietary databases" means eXist
and Berkeley XML DB, and we don't necessarily need someone who knows
them already, we need someone who is willing to learn them. They've
kind of thrown everything but the kitchen sink into this ad, but
please don't let that scare you off. The UVa library is a great place
to work and Charlottesville is a great place to live. (We even have
our own bar camp coming up:

If this seems like your cup of tea, please apply, and if you want to
know more, please email me.


Title: Information Technology Specialist II (Programmer/Analyst)
Working Title: Project Manager
Posting #: AS VCDH J05CC 002
Code: J05CC
Position #: R3090
Salary Range: $ 37869.00 to $ 77720.00
Pay Band: 5
Date Posted: 2006-04-13
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Consideration: Applicants Who Applied 2006-01-13 Through the Posting
Period Will Be Considered for This Position
Job Type: Salaried Full Time
Shift: Day
Department: Virginia Center for Digital History
Location: Charlottesville
Notes: Job Open to the General Public
Criteria: See below

The University of Virginias Virginia Center for Digital History
(VCDH), a leader in research and new technologies for history, seeks
a programmer/scripting languages specialist with experience in XML
and non-proprietary databases, who is hoping to build a career in the
exciting and growing area of digital humanities.  VCDH's mission is
the application of experimental and innovative technologies to the
production of digital scholarship.  This position is responsible for
managing digitization of resources that become part of VCDHs
collections, including prioritizing tasks with Project Directors,
setting up digitzation workflows, marking up textual resources using
XML, and creating web pages.  Duties also include PC management.  To
be competitive, candidates must have experience with the creation of
web pages either by direct HTML scripting or with the use of
Dreamweaver/Fireworks.  Knowledge and experience in visualization
techniques (GIS, Macromedia Flash, 2D-3D-4D, VRML) is highly desirable.

To apply for this position, a State of Virginia application form is
required.  Apply at University Human Resources, 914 Emmet Street,
P.O. Box 400127, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4127 or access an
application package from
howtoapply.html.  Please specify job code AS VCDH J05CC 002 on the
application form.  Completed application packets may be mailed, faxed
to 434-924-6911 or emailed to [log in to unmask]

In addition to the above application requirements, please also submit
a resume and letter of interest by e-mail to [log in to unmask]

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative
Action Employer.

Elizabeth (Bess) Sadler
Metadata Specialist for User Projects

Digital Research and Instructional Services (DRIS)
Box 400129
Alderman Library
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904

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(434) 243-2305