Digital Humanities Specialist

Los Angeles
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Created: October 5, 2013


The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks a creative, technology-grounded person with a background in art history and/or computer science to conceptualize, advise, and coordinate digital humanities projects and collection digitization projects.  Reporting to the GRI Deputy Director, the position will interact with a diverse range of collaborators including resident scholars, curators, research staff, librarians, technologists, and external partners to increase access to collections, develop new tools for using digital collections, and facilitate original art-historical research using digital resources.  The Digital Humanities Specialist will recommend strategic directions, participate in prioritizing projects, research and recommend new technologies, track advancements in the field, manage project teams, and collaborate with external partners.

  • Coordinate and/or lead cross-functional digital humanities project teams and collection digitization teams comprised of internal and external partners. Work in close partnership with the Manager of Digital Services, the Head of Digital Art History, and the Digital Library Steering Committee; monitor and document projects from initiation through completion, interfacing with internal and/or external partners on content, administrative, and technical matters; plan and direct schedules; monitor project budgets; recruit and supervise project staff, interns, and volunteers; oversee the production of all project-related communication and outreach including reports, presentations, and announcements.
  • Organize GRI-wide discussions to select and prioritize digital projects; participate in various committees devoted to advancing and executing the institution’s digital initiatives; document the institution’s policies and procedures.
  • Work with scholars conducting digital humanities projects and accessing digital collections.
  • Collaborate in the production of digital publications and other scholarly products.
  • Provide professional expertise and services while leveraging the knowledge and skills of others.
  • Monitor and track advancements in the field; research and recommend new technologies; build networks between the GRI and other digital humanities centers.
  • Seek external funding for projects, as appropriate.
  • Coordinate activities closely with GRI Leadership, Digital Services, Library Departments, Digital Art History, the Scholar Program, GRI Research Projects, GRI Publications, Library Information Systems, and Collection Development.
  • Conduct research and collect data, as required.
  • Develop new competencies among staff and expand institutional knowledge of current and emerging best practices, tools, and standards for digital humanities projects, digital collections creation and management, and digital preservation.
  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred
  • 8 to 10 years of project/process management and subject area experience, preferably in an art-related organization
  • Relevant foreign language knowledge preferred for academic-based projects

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