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JOB: Digital Humanities Educational Technologist (Bard Graduate Center)

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    *Digital Humanities Educational Technologist*

    https://www.bgc.bard.edu/about/5/careers

    Bard Graduate Center (BGC), located on West 86th Street in New York City,
    seeks a skilled, proactive, dependable *Digital Humanities Educational
    Technologist*. Reporting to the Director of Digital Humanities and Digital
    Exhibitions, the Digital Humanities Educational Technologist will provide
    widespread support for digital initiatives at BGC. The right candidate will
    enjoy being part of BGC’s flourishing community of students, faculty,
    curators, research fellows, and staff members. BGC embraces diversity,
    equity, access, and inclusion as essential and necessary components of its
    community and welcomes applications from those who would contribute to the
    diversity of our institution.
    Bard Graduate Center is an interdisciplinary graduate research institute
    studying the cultural history of the material world. Our students gravitate
    to careers in museums, academia, the art world, and publishing.

    *Responsibilities:*

    *Curriculum and Course support: Including:*

    Manage and update the institution’s course management platform and
    course related assets. Responsibilities include: assisting faculty and
    students with queries and account issues; holding regular workshops on the
    use of the platform; update and maintenance of training materials and
    documentation; consultation with faculty to develop and further leverage
    the platform for teaching and learning, and the archive and preservation of
    past course sites.

    Act as a resource for discovering, organizing and publishing digital
    assets and collections for use in courses and projects.

    Design and implement technology-related development resources for
    faculty, students, and staff, including workshops, one-on one training, and
    online material.

    Advise and consult in the design, development and integration of
    information technology services for teaching and research.

    Offer strategic advice in discussions of BGC’s long-term digital
    approach.

    Participate in cross-departmental working group to evaluate, research
    and implement an institutional digital asset management solution.

    Investigate and evaluate current teaching technologies and best
    practices.

    *Online Exhibitions Archive Project:*

    Assist in the production and development of BGC’s Exhibitions Archive
    Project, a re-curation of previous in-gallery exhibitions online which
    leverage the institutional and exhibitions archive.

    Work with the digital metadata librarian to access archived digital
    materials and with the design and curatorial staff to conceptualize and
    implement digital tools to create interactive facets of the sites, build
    and develop information architecture.

    Work with public programming to integrate new content and AIR (Artist in
    Residence) work into these projects.

    *Digital Exhibitions/Interactives*

    Assist in the production and development of interactive elements and
    online exhibitions for gallery exhibitions and stand-alone projects.

    General DH/DX support as needed.

    *Required Experience*

    Digital Humanist with strong academic experience and digital tool skill
    set.

    PhD or Masters degree with focus in digital technology or related
    discipline

    Applicants with extensive experience in web-based project development
    and management will be considered.

    3-5 years of professional work experience in education technology;

    Thorough knowledge of WordPress management and development;

    Extensive experience developing web sites and implementing graphic
    design work on the web;

    Excellent written and oral communication skills;

    Experience working with clients/customers on complex projects;

    Interpersonal and team building skills;

    Creative problem solving abilities and initiatives;

    Comfortable and competent working with the following client-based
    operating systems: Apple Mac and iOS, MS Windows, and Android.

    *Preferred Experience*

    Experience providing formal instruction, preferably at the college level;

    Experience working with faculty and students in a higher education
    institution;

    Experience with the development of e-learning tools.

    Knowledge of art history, decorative arts history, or material culture;

    Experience developing dynamic websites with CSS, XHTML, XML, JavaScript,
    and Ajax;

    Familiarity working with PHP and relational databases (i.e. MySQL,
    SQLite);

    Experience with web browser/client side of standards such as: HTML, CSS,
    XML, DHTML, JavaScript, Ajax, and other evolving standards;

    Experience with image editing software such as Photoshop, Illustrator
    and Fireworks image file formats.

    Experience designing graphical elements for web applications;

    Knowledge of and ability to use still and video cameras;

    Experience with Adobe Premiere or Avid digital video editing software;

    Experience with Audio Editing software (DAWs) such as Logic Pro,
    GarageBand, Pro Tools;

    Experience creating rapid prototypes for projects;

    Experience evaluating the usability of web user interfaces;

    *To Apply:*

    Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional
    references to DHET@bgc.bard.edu.

    Bard College requires all employees to be fully vaccinated and follow the
    guidelines and protocols established to address campus safety regarding the
    COVID-19 pandemic.

    Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications
    from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will
    receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
    religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation,
    gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or
    genetic information.

    Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable
    accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services,
    programs, and activities.


    Matthew K. Gold, Ph.D.
    Director, M.A. Program in Digital Humanities (http://www.gc.cuny.edu/dh) & M.S.
    Program in Data Analysis and Visualization (http://www.gc.cuny.edu/datavis)
    /
    Associate Professor of English & Digital Humanities /
    Advisor to the Provost for Digital Initiatives, CUNY Graduate Center
    http://mkgold.net | @mkgold

    *pronouns: he/him/his*

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