Program Coordinator - National Digital Stewardship Residency

New York City
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Created: June 30, 2015


Located in New York City, the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) is a non-profit member services organization serving more than 260 libraries, archives, museums, and cultural heritage nonprofits in New York City and Westchester County. METRO has an almost 50-year tradition of providing a range of programs and services to its members, including grants, consultative and digital services, collaborative initiatives, and professional development and training. We are seeking a smart, collaborative individual to support and help manage a key grant-funded initiative.

Position Overview:

Program Coordinator
The Program Coordinator is a temporary, 20-hour per week position running from date-of-hire through June 2016. This position is open to both new and experienced project managers and information professionals interested in supporting libraries, archives, and cultural heritage through managing a professional development program focused on digital stewardship.
The position’s responsibility will be as day-to-day coordinator of METRO’s National Digital Stewardship Residency in New York (NDSR-NY) program, an expansion of the NDSR program launched by the Library of Congress and Institute of Museum and Library Services in 2012. The NDSR-NY program is a three-year, IMLS-funded initiative to build a post-Master’s residency program for new professionals to work on digital stewardship projects in NYC-area libraries, archives, and museums. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for working with NDSR-NY’s Principal Investigator on all aspects of the program. More information on the NDSR-NY program can be found at

If you fill this position, you will be asked to:
  • Contribute to project planning, communications, documentation, evaluations, outreach, and help maintain the program’s web presence and online platforms.
  • Plan, organize, and help run NDSR-affiliated events, meetings, and workshops.
  • Serve as a representative and contact for NDSR-NY program in collaboration with host institutions, NDSR residents and Library of Congress and NDSR-Boston program staff.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Experience with all or some of the following: project management, communications, grant administration, and special event planning.
  • Professional or internship experience working in a library, archive, or cultural heritage organization or an affiliated or similar non-profit or professional organization.
  • The ability to communicate with diverse audiences and write clearly.
  • Familiarity with digital projects and knowledge of trends and best practices in the fields of digital stewardship and digital preservation.
  • Facility with contemporary computing systems and relevant software and applications.

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