Program Coordinator - National Digital Stewardship Residency
Metropolitan New York Library Council
New York City
Located in New York City, the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) is
a non-profit member services organization serving more than 260 libraries,
archives, museums, and cultural heritage nonprofits in New York City and
Westchester County. METRO has an almost 50-year tradition of providing a range
of programs and services to its members, including grants, consultative and
digital services, collaborative initiatives, and professional development and
training. We are seeking a smart, collaborative individual to support and help
manage a key grant-funded initiative.
The Program Coordinator is a temporary, 20-hour per week position running from
date-of-hire through June 2016. This position is open to both new and
experienced project managers and information professionals interested in
supporting libraries, archives, and cultural heritage through managing a
professional development program focused on digital stewardship.
The position's responsibility will be as day-to-day coordinator of METRO's
National Digital Stewardship Residency in New York (NDSR-NY) program, an
expansion of the NDSR program launched by the Library of Congress and
Institute of Museum and Library Services in 2012. The NDSR-NY program is a
three-year, IMLS-funded initiative to build a post-Master's residency program
for new professionals to work on digital stewardship projects in NYC-area
libraries, archives, and museums. The Program Coordinator will be responsible
for working with NDSR-NY's Principal Investigator on all aspects of the
program. More information on the NDSR-NY program can be found at
If you fill this position, you will be asked to:
* Contribute to project planning, communications, documentation, evaluations, outreach, and help maintain the program's web presence and online platforms.
* Plan, organize, and help run NDSR-affiliated events, meetings, and workshops.
* Serve as a representative and contact for NDSR-NY program in collaboration with host institutions, NDSR residents and Library of Congress and NDSR-Boston program staff.
The ideal candidate will have:
* Experience with all or some of the following: project management, communications, grant administration, and special event planning.
* Professional or internship experience working in a library, archive, or cultural heritage organization or an affiliated or similar non-profit or professional organization.
* The ability to communicate with diverse audiences and write clearly.
* Familiarity with digital projects and knowledge of trends and best practices in the fields of digital stewardship and digital preservation.
* Facility with contemporary computing systems and relevant software and applications.
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