Davidson College seeks a collaborative and creative individual for a two-year Mellon-funded position as a Digital Projects Fellow for “Stories to be Told: Race, Racism, and Accountability on Campus”, an initiative that will transform key campus spaces into interactive sites for interrogating race and racism. In collaboration with the E. H. Little Library, the Van Every/Smith Galleries, and college faculty and staff, the Digital Projects Fellow will help create sites of virtual engagement to uncover what conventional narratives occlude, see connections among phenomena thought to be unrelated, and listen and tell stories that arise out of our campus and point us toward a shared future. The person in this position will manage support for curricular projects, coordinate digitization of materials for campus initiatives, and offer instruction in digital humanities tools for students and faculty. Funding will be provided for professional development to support technology skill development.
● Collaborate with archivists, instructional designers, curators, faculty, and other academic partners on the design and support of digital projects and outreach programming related to the grant.
● Coordinate the digitization of materials for classes, digital projects, and archival collections.
● Lead efforts to document and make transparent the activities of the grant.
● Provide workshops and individual consultations for students and faculty on multimedia tools used in digital humanities research and content creation.
● Research and recommend emerging technologies for digital scholarship.
● Partner with student interns on digitization, metadata creation, and other aspects of digital project management.
● Participate in professional development opportunities related to digital humanities and archives.
● Must be a member of the Davidson College Class of 2020.
● Familiarity with or willingness to learn digital production and presentation tools.
● Strong project management skills.
● Ability to work independently and in collaboration with students, faculty, and staff.
● Strong problem identification and problem-solving skills.
● Willingness to participate in archives and digital humanities professional development opportunities.
● Ability to work evening and weekend hours.
Preferred (but not required) Qualifications:
● Experience with programming, multimedia, and web development.
● Knowledge of digitization and metadata standards and procedures.
● Experience with or interest in working with archival materials and/or digital projects.
If interested in applying, please submit an online application with a cover letter and resume to https://employment.davidson.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately.
At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community. In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.