Job Opening Title: Digital Archivists
Employer Name: MHz Curationist
Job Location: Remote
Application Deadline: 11/6/2021
Salary Range: $35+/hour
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Years of experience required: 3-5
Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: MHz Curationist Content Team seeks 2 Digital Archivists
Accepting applications until 11/6/2021
Each position up to 60 hours/month, $35+/hour
Onboarding, ~Dec 1-15
Project contract, January 3-June 30, 2022
Curationist Content Team Digital Archivists will be part of a small team that will work collaboratively to produce core material as we prepare to launch our new site in the Spring.
Curationist.org is an emergent free-knowledge ecosystem made for curating and sharing global art and cultural heritage. Our goal is to deepen cultural awareness by creating accessible and equitable content about art and cultural heritage.
Curationist is developing a free digital archive of art and cultural heritage images culled from leading institutions from around the world. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to producing educational content that responsibly and respectfully updates and challenges the historical record. All of the digital works on our site are open access, and in the public domain. We aim to help people learn about cultural heritage in fun, engaging, and inclusive ways. We envision an open collaborative platform where people can situate themselves in an artistically and culturally diverse, dynamic, and expanding world.
What we’re looking for
We seek collaborative and curious team members who are art and cultural lovers who can write to a general audience, while still piquing the interest of arts and GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives and museums) professionals. Our editorial mantra is quirky expertise.
We are dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are guided by our commitment to geographic diversity, anti-colonial, anti-racist, feminist, and queer practices in building our team, delivering content, and cultivating community. Transformation and innovation occur when varied ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds emerge as a collective voice.
Digital Archivist for Content Team (1)
The core building blocks of the cultural data on our site are the Works, or digital objects. The Digital Archivist is responsible for writing or building upon existing metadata so that Works featured in Collections and Features meet Curationist’s editorial and style standards. The Archivist also supports the Team’s work as fact checker and proofer. Working under the leadership of the Content Editor and Lead Editor.
Digital Archivist for Critics of Color Residency (1)
Curationist is looking for a Digital Archivist to support our Critics of Color Residency program. The residency is a grant partnership with Allied Media which has allowed us to award seven critics of color time to develop articles using public domain content from cultural heritage organizations. The Digital Archivist will support the critics’ work as a research partner and fact checker.
Archivists should have a degree or equivalent work experience in Archives and/or Library Sciences. We seek candidates with Registrar and/or Quality Assurance experience working in web-based digital archives. Knowledge of taxonomy and metadata standards used by cultural heritage archives is also desirable.
Team Member Qualifications
Minimum 3-5 years professional work experience in your field
Familiarity with online content and/or publishing
Comfortability with remote tools for communications such as Slack, Asana (or other project management SaaS), Notion, Google Workspace
Proven ability to work collaboratively through an iterative process
Familiarity with Wikidata (linked open data)
Knowledge of Creative Commons legal tools
Experience with data mapping and querying using JSON, SQL, and/or SPARQL
Arts education experience
Experience writing for accessibility
Experience with custom controlled vocabularies and thesauri
Where and how we work
This is remote work, via Zoom, Slack, Google Drive, etc., with meetings and co-working sessions to be set by the team.
Interested in joining the team?
Send a cover letter and resume to the attention of the Lead Editor.
Let us know about you, work experience, how you connect with this job posting, and your interests in art and culture. Include 3-5 links to writing or work samples.
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please put the position you are applying for in the email subject line.
(Digital Archivists may indicate in their letters if they are interested in being considered for one or both positions)