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Below is a job description for a GRA for Digital Initiatives. The job is advertised in HireMason. Please note there is not a tuition waiver with this position. The compensation is outlined in the documentation here. http://provost.gmu.edu/wp-content/uploads/Compensation-Rates-and-Appointments-Dates-for-GTAs-GPAs-and-GRAs-AY-2015-161.pdf

Fenwick Library Research Services
Position Description
Graduate Research Assistant / Digital Humanities
July 2015

Position supports combining research, information organization, curation and scholarship to enhance student learning and faculty engagement through digital technologies.

  *   Assists librarians in providing research support for digital humanities initiatives through
     *   website editing and management
     *   development of tutorials for humanities research resources and instruction
     *   development of other web research tools that address user needs
     *   creating digital objects as needed/required
     *   developing research guides for digital humanities tools and methodologies, such as data visualization tools, Scalar, Omeka, digital collections, a humanities data curation information guide, text mining tools, and XML/XSLT and
  *   Assists in teaching workshops on digital humanities and humanities research
  *   Assists in digital humanities scholarship environmental scans
  *   Assists in developing digital humanities project ideas, finding data, and crafting compelling proposals for internal and/or external funding
  *   Assists with schema and metadata
  *   Develops and maintains digital humanities project documentation and repository


  *   Successful completion of or currently enrolled in
     *   HIST 696 CLIO Wired: An Introduction to History and New Media <http://historymasters.gmu.edu/courses/hist696?term=201570>  or
     *   Other relevant Mason Graduate course(s) in digital scholarship
  *   Strong technology skills.
  *   Familiarity with programming languages such as Python, Javascript, Ruby, R, SPSS, CSS, Stata, etc.
  *   Familiarity with software such as Photoshop
  *   Familiarity with video capture software, i.e, Captivate, Camtasia, etc.

  *   Experience with using a broad range of arts and humanities electronic resources.
  *   Experience with analyzing data
  *   Ability to read music desirable but not required
  *   Strong research, communication, presentation, and project management skills
  *   Understanding of web standards and accessibility guidelines
  *   Ability to develop and maintain detailed and accurate resources
  *   Initiative, creativity, problem solving, cooperation, reliability, attention to detail
  *   Ability to work independently and collaboratively

  *   Experience writing technical documents for non-technical users
  *   Understanding of metadata

Learning Outcomes

The Graduate Research Assistant / Digital Initiatives will research, design and develop digital solutions to maximize resources and

  *   Gain practical experience with "real world" digital research projects
     *   Be able to use Omeka or similar software to design online exhibits on DH related topics for libraries and other cultural institutions

     *   Apply digital skills to create digital exhibits and other digital scholarship.
  *   Synthesize best practices and work within a group environment to create course guides.
  *   Be able to develop effective workflows to achieve project goals.
  *   Be able to research, develop and deliver a targeted workshop to an appropriate community.
     *   Be able to research and create online tutorials in library/DH related topics such as database searching, creating an Omeka site, and so forth.
     *   Be able to teach short instruction sessions for students and/or faculty on library/DH related topics such as database searching, using Omeka with students, etc.
  *   Be able to apply metadata standards such as Dublin Core, VRA Core, and the Getty vocabularies to specific projects