The UConn Library is expanding its commitment to scholarly communications and is seeking to fill the new role of Greenhouse Studios Design Technologist with a flexible, collaborative, self-directive, and innovative individual. This is a two year, grant funded position and the successful candidate will serve as a foundational member of a team of researchers taking on a major Mellon-funded initiative to redefine scholarly communication in the digital age.
Under the general supervision of the Scholarly Communications Design Studio Coordinator, the Design Technologist supports the collaborative creation and implementation of scholarly work for Greenhouse Studios | Scholarly Communications Design at the UConn Library. Greenhouse Studios is a joint effort of the UConn Library, School of Fine Arts, and the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute, with each contributing resources and personnel to advance scholarly communications research. As a member of the Greenhouse Studios’ core staff, the Design Technologist collaborates with interdisciplinary project teams across the University to conceive and develop technical approaches and design solutions to support scholarly expression across the University. The Design Technologist maintains current awareness of relevant technologies and applies that knowledge as part of Greenhouse Studios projects, in an effort to support and advance the field of scholarly communication.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Collaborates with interdisciplinary project teams to conceive and develop technical approaches to support digital curation and scholarly expression.
- Tests and prototypes digital tools and designs for innovative digital scholarship, including the preservation of data and access strategies.
- Maintains current awareness of relevant technologies and applies that knowledge as part of the team.
- Seeks opportunities within the context of her/his Greenhouse Studios’ work to contribute to the development of methods and tools which advance not only the field of scholarly communications but also her/his own research.
Shared Expectations for All Staff
- Participates in Library-wide strategic planning and actively contributes to Area and Unit priorities, initiatives, and/or operations through collaboration and cooperation.
- Demonstrates reliable and effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
- Maintains currency and open communication in ongoing trends and developments related to position responsibilities.
- Acts independently in the performance of everyday tasks and responsibilities.
- Works effectively in current office applications, software, and communication tools as set by the Library and/or University of Connecticut.
- Performs duties parallel to position responsibilities as required.
- Bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to the position, or equivalent combination of training and experience.
- A minimum of one year experience in an area of media specialization.
- Demonstrated ability to perform a specific production function, such as web design and development, animation, writing, audio/video, graphic design, etc.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of researchers, editors, designers, librarians, and graduate research assistants.
- Ability to work independently, provide and respond to feedback, and meet deadlines.
- Bachelor's Degree in a field relevant to the position.
- Demonstrated ability in analytical reasoning and creative problem solving.
- Demonstrated leadership and excellent communication skills.
- Proven track record of digital content creation and audience engagement.
- Experience in an academic research library or digital humanities center.
- Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly production in a university setting.
This is a two-year, end date position, funded through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in partnership with the UConn Library. The position will be based in Storrs and has an anticipated start date of August 18, 2017. UConn offers competitive salaries, outstanding benefits (including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn), and a highly desirable work environment. Salary is dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience.
Applications should be submitted online using UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three professional references.
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on May 28, 2017.
Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to email@example.com. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by May 28, 2017. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017504)
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