Digitization Project Coordinator (full time equivalent)
Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños
New York City
Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College
Job Opening: Digitization Project
Coordinator (Full time equivalent)
Location: Center for
Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College,
East Building, 68th ST & Lexington Ave
Schedule: Flexible (Mon-Friday, 9-5)
Start Date: Available immediately
Closing Date: Open until filled
Compensation: Commensurate with work experiences, salary
history and falls within established university guidelines. Position is
full time equivalent (comprised of 2 part time funding sources). Limited
fringe benefits available.
Assignments & Supervision:
Work assignments may vary depending upon library and archival project needs.
Work under the supervision of the Digital Archivist, assistants work under the
supervision of the Library Manager.
• Contribute to the coordination, development and implementation of Centro
• Enforce best practices for processing, quality control, content management,
and preservation of digital collections according to national standards.
• Solve problems, answer questions and provide technical solutions to
supervisor and staff.
• Oversee training and supervision of other project team members.
• Maintain statistics and prepare official project reports as requested.
• Responsible for all technical aspects of digital project outcomes.
• Working experience with structured data, digital object standards, and
metadata formats and standards.
• Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
• Working knowledge of English and Spanish language reading skills.
• Understanding of digital library challenges and trends.
• Ability to work independently, exercise sound judgment, make constructive
recommendations, interpret and apply policies and procedures, and perform work
in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved.
• Ability to handle multiple work priorities, organize and plan work and
• Experience working as a team member, organizing staff time management and
exercising supervisory responsibilities.
• Knowledge of the methodologies, including digital imaging and recording
technologies, for creating reproductions of primary source materials
• Experience with databases and software, including content management systems
such as CollectiveAccess and intranet/document management systems such as
• Familiarity or knowledge of digital preservation issues and experience
handling rare and delicate archival and library materials.
• Working knowledge of copyright law and fair use.
To apply: Forward cover letter, resume and contact
information for 2 professional references via email to Jose
deJesus, Associate Director for Operations, Center for Puerto Rican Studies,
Hunter College, CUNY at [log in to unmask] . The subject line of the
email should read: Digitization Project Coordinator. Telephone queries:
About the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College
The Center for Puerto Rican Studies is a research institute dedicated to the
study and interpretation of
the Puerto Rican experience in the United States, producing and disseminating
relevant interdisciplinary research. Centro also collects preserves and
provides access to library and archival resources documenting Puerto Rican
history and heritage. We seek to link scholarship to social action and policy
debates, and to contribute to the betterment of our community and enrichment
of Puerto Rican studies. centropr.hunter.cuny.edu
Hunter College, located in the heart of Manhattan, is the largest college in
the City University of New York (CUNY). Founded in 1870, it is also one of the
oldest public colleges in the country.
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