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Seeking a Digital Project Coordinator

May 25, 2018

Duke University is seeking a full-time Digital Project Coordinator to join the Wired Lab for Digital Art History & Visual Culture for a limited term position July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019. 

Digital Project Coordinator (Limited Term) at Duke University

Position Requisition # 401430307

To apply, visit: (review of applications begins immediately)

Questions about the position should be directed to:  Professor Mark Olson, mark[dot]olson[at]duke[dot]edu

The primary function of this position will be assisting a geographically-distributed cohort of Humanities and Social Science scholars — all participants in the 2017-18 Summer Institute on “Objects, Places and the Digital Humanities” at the National Humanities Center — in the development, design, and implementation of sustainable digital projects for research and presentation.

The Digital Project Coordinator will also form part of the Wired! Lab for Digital Art History and Visual Culture in the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University, and be expected to participate in meetings, group discussions, and Friday afternoon lab sessions with graduate and undergraduate students. Thus, the ideal candidate will bridge two communities: that of the NHC Summer Institute Fellows and that of the Wired! Lab at Duke and be able to engage with the broad range of topics and intellectual challenges that these scholarly groups represent.

Work Performed:

  • Plan, implement, and coordinate systems designed to facilitate project work and build community across geographically-distributed project participants.
  • Maintain consistent liaison with project participants, including researchers, project personnel, and students to establish a communication system to coordinate the various aspects of the project.
  • Provide ongoing consultation to project participants on digital project development, including: project design and implementation; local resource identification and team-building strategies; long-term planning and strategies for funding.
  • Prepare reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations and/or conclusions as requested.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.


One or more years working in a collaborative digital humanities field OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE.

Successful candidates will have:

  • Digital project management experience, ideally within higher education institutions;
  • Experience consulting with faculty on digital projects–identifying needs, making suggestions, providing feedback, developing workflows;
  • Experience engaging best practices for ensuring digital projects are accessible, interoperable, extensible, and archivable;
  • An ability to strike an effective balance between working independently and collaborating with team and leadership;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Expertise in a variety of visualization, mapping, and content management platforms;
  • An imaginative, flexible, and creative approach to the intersection of scholarship with digital technologies;
  • Enthusiasm for learning, testing, assessing, and presenting new digital tools and methods;
  • Experience working within project management platforms (Basecamp or similar); and
  • Attentiveness to on-going and summative assessment of accomplishments and impact.


Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.