Cultural Heritage Technical Developer

at Dartmouth Library
Location 25 North Main Street, Hanover
Date Posted September 2, 2020
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Minimum Compensation in Local Currency 78300
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The Dartmouth Library and Hood Museum seek a talented, creative, and committed colleague to join a cross-institutional, collaborative team to assist with a grant-funded project focused on Dartmouth’s Arctic and Native American collections.

This Mellon funded project will aim to build the framework for interdisciplinary cross-institutional collaboration, bringing together faculty, students, and staff from the Library, the Hood Museum, the  Program in Native American Studies (academic department) and the Native American Program (student program), and other departments on campus. The project will actively seek knowledge and advice from Native American and indigenous communities outside campus with the aim to inform culturally sensitive collections management and descriptive practices, advance digital scholarship, and design digital systems with cultural heritage issues in mind. The broader project also seeks to develop a new teaching and learning platforms to mentor and advise other institutions that are grappling with similar challenges.

Working in close collaboration with a cross institutional team, the Cultural Heritage Technical Developer. will review and evaluate the current systems in use by the Library and Museum and will advise on the feasibility and implementation of relevant shared technical standards, systems, and workflows. In close collaboration with the existing technical teams in the Library and Museum, this person will provide review, guidance, consultation, planning, and coordination of relevant software implementations and/or development projects. This new role is associated with a larger grant-funded effort to better connect the Dartmouth Library and the Hood Museum in a number of ways, including collaborating on collections-based experiential learning, developing interoperable technical infrastructures, and creating thicker connections among campus leaders concerned with cultural heritage issues. As this effort will be anchored by Dartmouth’s Native American and Indigenous Arctic collections, the successful candidate should be current with existing and emerging cultural and natural heritage technologies, standards, and best practices.

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