Greenhouse Studios Design Technologist

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Created: April 27, 2017


University of Connecticut's Greenhouse Studios digital humanities
initiative is now hiring a design technologist! Entry-level position or
close to it. Master's degree NOT required.

*Title: * * Greenhouse Studios Design Technologist*

*Job ID: 2017504*

*Rank: *Media Producer I (UCP 6)

*Area: *University Archives, Special Collections & Digital Curation

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*

1. Collaborates with multiple interdisciplinary project teams to
conceive and develop technical and design approaches to support scholarly
2. Participates in all aspects of the Greenhouse Studios design process.
3. Creates digital and media assets for Greenhouse Studios projects.
4. Tests and prototypes digital tools and designs for innovative digital
scholarship, including the preservation of data and access strategies.
5. Maintains current awareness of relevant technologies and applies that
knowledge as part of the team.
6. Actively contributes to current research in the fields of scholarly
communication and digital humanities.

*Shared Expectations for All Staff*

1. Participates in Library-wide strategic planning and actively
contributes to Area and Unit priorities, initiatives, and/or operations
through collaboration and cooperation.
2. Demonstrates reliable and effective written and verbal communication
and interpersonal skills.
3. Maintains currency and open communication in ongoing trends and
developments related to position responsibilities.
4. Acts independently in the performance of everyday tasks and
5. Works effectively in current office applications, software, and
communication tools as set by the Library and/or University of Connecticut.
6. Performs duties parallel to position responsibilities as required.

*Minimum Qualifications *

1. Bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to the position, or equivalent
combination of training and experience.
2. A minimum of one year experience in an area of media specialization.
3. Demonstrated ability to perform a specific production function, such
as web design and development, animation, writing, audio/video, graphic
design, etc.
4. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of
researchers, editors, designers, librarians, and graduate research
5. Ability to work independently, provide and respond to feedback, and
meet deadlines.

*Preferred Qualifications*

1. Bachelor’s Degree in a field relevant to the position.
2. Demonstrated ability in analytical reasoning and creative problem
3. Demonstrated leadership and excellent communication skills.
4. Proven track record of digital content creation and audience
5. Experience in an academic research library or digital humanities
6. Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly production in a university

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

Applications should be submitted online using UConn Jobs at (please reference Job ID 2017504) and include a
cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three
professional references.

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to 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.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a
multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The
diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the
number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who
consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers
and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and
outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top
research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to
fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University
community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer,
UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with
disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

How to apply


Khara Leon
Head of Administrative Services
UConn Library
369 Fairfield Road, Unit 1005
Storrs, CT 06269-1005
(860) 486-2219


Published: Thursday, May 11, 2017 14:19 UTC

Last updated: Thursday, May 11, 2017 14:19 UTC