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New York Botanical Garden

Sunday, October 07, 2018 8:36 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

Transcription Coordinator
(October 07, 2018)


The Transcription Coordinator will work 35 hours per week for 10 months and will recruit, train and manage local volunteers and crowdsourced volunteers. These volunteers will transcribe the digitized, handwritten papers of John Torrey, a prominent, early American botanist.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

Describe the project and its goals in ways that stimulates the interest of potential volunteers

Work with the NYBG volunteer office to recruit local volunteers

Community management of all project volunteers

Maintain an awareness of other similar projects and evolving best practices

Enhance transcription guidelines for the Torrey project as required

Actively engage with volunteers on social media channels such as Twitter and Facebook

Gather transcription statistics

Perform quality assurance on all transcription activities

Upload transcribed text into target repositories

Report problems experienced with the transcription portal

Edit project metadata as required.


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. A library school degree or some library school coursework is preferred

Some familiarity with the digital humanities is preferred

Experience engaging with others on Twitter, Facebook and other social media channels on behalf of an organization

Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work accurately and independently

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Ability to write reports and blog posts on the transcription component of the project

The ability to deliver presentations about the project in person and via web meetings

Good computer skills including Google Sheets and navigating file systems on macOS and Windows


To Apply: Please visit https://www.nybg.org/about/work-with-us/employment/?p=job%2FoL1d8fwR

questions? communications@nycarchivists.org
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