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  • Monday, June 15, 2020 7:25 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)
    Full Stack Developer (Temp, FT)

    (June 15, 2020)

    Benefits-No

    Salary Range - $45,000 - $55,000

    Full Stack Developer (Temp, FT)

    The Department of Records and Information Services seeks an experienced full-stack developer to work with the Municipal Archives and Municipal Library to assist in the development of a digital platform for preservation and access. The ideal candidate will be eager to work collaboratively with a dynamic group of digital archivists, librarians, and developers to build products that will allow the Department to preserve and provide access to large amounts of born digital and digitized archival materials. The Digital Platform will customize and integrate open-source software tools such as Fedora Commons, Solr, Archivematica, ArchivesSpace, and Hyrax / Hyku.

    Required Skills

    · Front-End Development (JavaScript, HTML, and CSS)

    · Back-end Development (e.g. Ruby, Java, Python)

    · Relational and non-relational databases (PostgreSQL)

    · Familiarity with open-source library and archives software

    · Experience building and consuming RESTful APIs

    · System Administration and Shell Scripting (Ansible, Terraform, Packer, Bash Scripting, Python, Vagrant, RHEL, Ubuntu)

    · Experience using versioning software such as Git and Github to manage collaborative projects

    · Experience writing unit tests and integrating with continuous integration tools

    · Ability to plan and prioritize work and meet project deadlines

    · Able to work both in a team and individually

    · Excellent oral and written communication, organization, and interpersonal skills

    · Experience with XML-based library and archives metadata standards, such as Encoded Archival Description (EAD), MARCXML, MODS, Dublin Core, and METS, as well as XSLT stylesheets associated with their transformation

    Preferred Skills

    · Experience working with and contributing to open-source software tools

    · Experience with Fedora Commons Repository and ActiveFedora

    · Strong understanding of UX and accessibility best practices

    Salary

    · $60 per hour, July – December 2020

    · Total = $40,950

    https://www1.nyc.gov/site/records/about/career.page

    To Apply: Please send Resume to recruit@records.nyc.gov


  • Monday, April 20, 2020 9:55 AM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Advising Archivist (Remote) 

    (April 20, 2020)

    Position Type - Part-time, term

    Benefits - No

    Salary Range - Position pays an hourly wage

    Hourly wage range - $46 - $50

    RFP: Structured Metadata Standards & (Scalable) Taxonomy Datasets for Curationist.org

    REMOTE. Incorporated in Richmond, VA

    Date April 17, 2020

    Client MHz Foundation

    Requested by Virginia Poundstone, Content Curation Director, virginia@mhzfoundation.org

    As an online curation platform of open access art and cultural heritage content, MHz Curationist (curationist.org) imagines an online space where cultures meet, differences are celebrated, and people collaborate to build collective knowledge.

    Our goal is to establish two founding documents: a Structured Metadata Standard that we can implement as we pull from open access API sources and (Scalable) Taxonomy Datasets that apply our values of cultural diversity and dynamism while making our materials discoverable through our advanced search tool as well as general SEO. Both of these documents will set clear, intentional, and efficient frameworks that will help us with our mission to increase access to art and cultural heritage and expand cultural awareness.

    In order to accomplish our goals, the team requires an Advising Archivist to create clearly defined in-house Structured Metadata Standards & (Scalable) Taxonomy Datasets that can be based around existing best practices with room to evolve alongside the project and culture-at-large.

    Please review the RFP for a fuller context and project goals. Thank you for taking time to consider helping us advance this project from a pragmatic critical archival studies perspective. We hope to hear from you soon. Proposals will be reviewed until April 24th, 2020.

    CONTEXT SUMMARY

    As an online curation platform of open access art and cultural heritage content, Curationist imagines an online space where cultures meet, differences are celebrated, and people collaborate to build collective knowledge.

    Currently, Curationist is a manually culled and searchable WordPress database of hot linked open access and Creative Commons art and culture content from around the world. The content is curated by a small team of moonlighting freelance contributors who are cultural producers from various fields, experience levels, and cultural backgrounds.

    In 2020, we plan to expand the project into an ecosystem for sharing art and culture in dialog with others. Eventually, this emergent archive will evolve to be a free knowledge hub full of high quality community curated and generated digital content and editorial materials. The beta site is currently in a re-design phase to become more useful, intentional, and entertaining. Enriching, but not academic. Fun and trustworthy.

    PROJECT GOALS

    We want to be a valuable, discoverable, and verifiable source of global art and cultures via anti-colonial, anti-racist, feminist, and queer practices that deliver great art and culture, not as a static authority, but as an emergent collective.

    Having spent a year gaining a strong understanding of content available, obstacles in our current technology, and getting aspirational metrics in place, we are preparing to launch into clear-eyed archive building. It is critical that the technical, content, and communications teams are aligned around standardization of metadata and taxonomy datasets that are flexible enough to expand beyond hegemonic norms to include a plurality of classifications, and is structured enough to stand up to dominant culture.

    Our goal is to establish two founding documents: a Structured Metadata Standard that we can implement as we pull from open access API sources and (Scalable) Taxonomy Datasets that apply our values of cultural diversity and dynamism while making our materials discoverable through our advanced search tool as well as general SEO. Both of these documents will set clear, intentional, intuitive, and efficient frameworks that will help us with our mission to increase access to art and cultural heritage and expand cultural awareness.

    In order to accomplish our goals, the team requires an Advising Archivist to create clearly defined in-house Structured Metadata Standards & (Scalable) Taxonomy Datasets that can be based around existing best practices with room to evolve alongside the project and culture-at-large. We prefer to use a standard (or reference multiple standards) available through a Creative Commons license (if possible) as part of our ethos to participate in the free knowledge movement top to bottom.

    PROJECT SCOPE

    In collaboration with the Content Curation Director, in conversation with the Technical Project Manager, and with logistical support from the Content Curation Coordinator, the Advising Archivist will establish Metadata Standard & (Scalable) Taxonomy Dataset (CC BY-SA 4.0). These documents will determine and provide guidance on:

    which cultural heritage standard(s) we will adopt as a baseline and why with a strong preference for free knowledge sources

    how we will adopt as we forefront knowledges not yet at the center

    additional standards that are needed to ensure alignment on the anti-colonial, intersectional feminist, queer, and anti-racist thought we espouse

    outline a protocol for an evolution of Standards & Datasets so we can remain flexible for lexicon expansion and future planning towards multilingualism and international text layout and typography

    Additionally, the Advising Archivist may discover further lines of inquiry to be considered for future development under this or a separate agreement.

    TIMELINE

    May: Research & Discovery

    June: Delivery of a first draft Metadata Standard & (Scalable) Taxonomy Dataset

    July: Final draft

    Thank you for taking time to consider helping us advance this project from a pragmatic critical archival studies perspective. We hope to hear from you soon. Proposals will be reviewed until April 24th, 2020.

    WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO

    Approaches Art History, Cultural Heritage and Cultural Theory through social justice frameworks

    Excels in the art and maintenance of Archiving practices

    Is a thought leader in the field with a desire to contribute to the free knowledge movement and help it move beyond its Euro-American centrism

    Is experienced and/or comfortable navigating the nuance of anti-colonial ethos within the colonial practice of collecting, archiving,

    PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

    +/- 5 years of experience as an archivist, registrar, librarian, data scientist, or similar

    Multi-lingual

    Translation & Translation technology

    Peer review and/or collaborative authoring

    Technical writing for archives

    APPRECIATED EXPERIENCE

    Familiarity with Getty Vocabularies (and the critiques of)

    Familiarity with Wikidata (linked open data)

    Familiarity with Asia Art Archive’s Datasets

    Familiarity with Artsy’s Art Genome Project

    Familiarity with international text layout and typography

    Familiarity with structured data as outlined by schema.org and google

    Comfortability with communication through Slack

    Proficiency with Google Docs and Google Drive

    Proficiency in Wordpress or similar CMS

    Proficiency with SEO strategies

    To Apply: Please send Proposal Including Estimate Costs to virginia@mhzfoundation.org



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