Job posting link: http://www.bgc.bard.edu/about/employment-opportunities.html
The BGC offers MA and PhD programs in the study of the cultural history of the material world and is committed to the encyclopedic study of things, drawing on methodologies and approaches from art and design history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology and cultural history. Founded in 1993, the BGC is located on West 86th Street in New York City.
Reporting to the Dean, the Director of the Digital Media Lab is responsible for the development and implementation of digital media practices across academic programs. This position works with faculty, staff, and students to effectively incorporate interactive technology into pedagogical practice and student projects, and strategizes the software and hardware needs of the lab. In addition, this position participates in digital aspects of the BGC’s journal and monograph series, and directs the development of all digital media for the BGC’s Focus Gallery exhibitions. Specific responsibilities include:
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Establishing and maintaining relationships with academic and cultural heritage institutions that share common mission goals and methods of practice as the BGC.
Acting as part of exhibition staff for Focus Gallery Project, aiding curators in conception of digital features, and working with exhibition staff and outside contractors to bring projects to completion.
Advising on digital projects located in the library, art, and exhibitions departments.
Liaising with contractors on software development projects
Budgeting for various DML expenditures including hardware, software, publications, events, etc.
Managing two Digital Media Lab assistants
Managing the BGC’s use of wikis for course sites and academic administration
Maintaining installations of WordPress, Omeka, and Drupal for various BGC projects
Teaching workshops on relevant technologies and topics such as database design, word processing alternatives, Zotero, Omeka, Prezi
Hosting two DML salons (one each semester) a year to highlight work done by BGC students, staff, and faculty
Works with faculty on creating digital projects for BGC courses and on the development of digital components for faculty research projects
Reports to the Dean
Involves significant interaction with faculty, academic administration & students
PhD or PhD preferred (or be near completion) in a related field in the humanities
Five years demonstrated experience incorporating digital technologies into academic practice
Five years demonstrated experience teaching in higher education environments
Advanced knowledge and experience with content management systems (in particular wikis, WordPress, and Omeka); HTML and CSS; Adobe Creative Suite; Microsoft Office; website hosting and FTP
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to DDML@bgc.bard.edu. No telephone calls please. The Bard Graduate Center is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. AA/EOE