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.
Fenwick Library Research Services
Graduate Research Assistant / Digital Humanities
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
currently enrolled in
- Strong technology skills.
- 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
The Graduate Research Assistant / Digital Initiatives will research, design and develop digital solutions to maximize resources
- 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,
- Be able to apply metadata standards such as Dublin Core, VRA Core, and the Getty vocabularies to specific projects