New York, NY: Digital Projects Coordinator, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY
Hunter College
New York City

Job Opening: Digital Projects Coordinator (Full time equivalent) revised

Location: Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College,

East Building, 68th ST & Lexington Ave

Schedule: Mon-Friday, 35 hour work week

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.

under the supervision of the Digital Archivist, and may oversee the work of

assistants for specific projects.


• Coordinates the implementation of assigned digital projects

• Contributes to the development of digital collections.

• 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 technical aspects of digital project outcomes.


• Knowledge of Puerto Rican history and culture with special emphasis on
knowledge of digital

humanities regarding Puerto Ricans in the United States and an excellent grasp
on information

in Puerto Rican studies including digital based resources desired.

• A Master's degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent. Any
combination of

education and experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities
may be considered

such as a Bachelor's degree plus two years' experience involving digitization
in a library, archives,

or museum environment.

• Knowledge of the methodologies, including digital imaging and recording
technologies, for

creating reproductions of primary source materials.

• Working experience with structured data, digital object standards, and
metadata formats and


• Ability to work independently, exercise sound judgment, make constructive

interpret and apply policies and procedures, and perform work in various
situations where

numerous and diverse demands are involved.

• Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.

• Strong and effective oral and written communication skills at a professional
level in both

Spanish and English.

• Understanding of digital library/archives challenges and trends.

• Ability to handle multiple work priorities, organize and plan work and

• Experience working as a team member, organizing staff time management and

supervisory responsibilities.

• Experience with databases and software, including content management systems
such as

Collective Access and intranet/document management systems such as SharePoint.

• 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.

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