Programmer & Born Digital Processor, Radcliffe Institute

Cambridge, MA
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Created: September 30, 2014


Duties & Responsibilities
The Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites applications for the position of Programmer and Born Digital Processor. The Programmer and Born Digital Processor will combine library science understanding with extensive knowledge and advanced skills in library/archival technologies and computer programming.


The Programmer and Born Digital Processor has responsibility for developing technical strategies and workflows for arranging, describing, and delivering born digital records. Acts as liaison to library teams, providing technical instruction, and arranges and describes born-digital and AV collections. Uses open source code to create or maintain online delivery platforms for such material. Works efficiently and with follow-through, in a fast-paced, scholarly, research-library environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Provides leadership and technical expertise in the development of processes for the description and arrangement of born digital/electronic records. Ability to develop policies and procedures in collaboration with manuscript catalogers.
Provides programming for any number of library projects.
Serves as resource for library staff for the arrangement and description of born digital records.
Processes electronic records that comprise a born-digital backlog.
Participates in the on-going maintenance of the Library’s digital resources, including AV, archived Web content, and tasks related to delivering collections in an online environment
Collaborates with appropriate Schlesinger Library staff and with other Harvard Library staff in managing digital library materials within the relevant Library-wide discovery, preservation, storage, and delivery systems.
Collaborates with librarians, archivists, and staff to increase access to born digital collections.
May chair and participate on committees such as social media, exhibit, etc.

Basic Qualifications

MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited college or university with a concentration in Archives.
Four years xperience with technology-focused project management and a strong interest in emerging technologies for the arrangement and description of digital/AV records.

Additional Qualifications

Experience with computer programmer (PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby) in a library setting.
Experience working with Drupal, Omeka, or open-source content-management systems,
including enhancing user interface themes, developing modules,
customizing Drupal/Omeka configurations, and identifying hosting and
server options.
Experience with server management and maintenance.
Solid organizational skills with the ability to complete projects on budget/deadline.
Demonstrated experience with HTML, CSS, and/or JavaScript.
Strong decision-making skills with the ability to creatively solve problems.
Ability to work well in teams and to be collegial.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Attention to detail.

Additional Information About the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is dedicated to creating and sharing transformative ideas across the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The commitment to excellence and inquiry that characterized Radcliffe College is maintained in the innovative and wide-ranging work at the Radcliffe Institute, where advanced study is furthered through the Fellowship Program, Academic Ventures, and the Schlesinger Library.

We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to achieving our goals through the efforts of a highly skilled, diverse workforce. With outstanding benefits, competitive pay, extensive learning opportunities, and a stimulating and attractive work environment, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University may be exactly the employer you’ve been looking for.

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