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Utah Folk Arts Program Seeks Digital Exhibitions Assistant

Tuesday, December 4, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Evangeline Mee
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The Division of Arts and Museums is currently seeking an individual to assist the Utah Folk Arts Program on a part-time basis in the launch of its new Digital Exhibitions initiative. This position is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing Digital Exhibitions using the Omeka platform or similar. Prior training in Archives/Metadata management and Digital Exhibitions required. Prior experience with Omeka software preferred.

Anticipated responsibilities include:

  • Developing and curating digital exhibits to highlight items in Utah Folk
    Art Collection and Utah Folk Arts Program Archives in consultation with
    Program staff
  • Recording metadata for items in spreadsheets and curating collections in
    digital exhibits software, likely Omeka
  • Collaboration with State Archives and Utah Department of Heritage and
    Arts staff
  • Convening of project meetings with stakeholders as needed
  • Researching and summarizing topics, developing descriptive web pages and
    accompanying information for digital items
  • Use of reference resources to discover accurate and relevant information
    about digitized objects
  • Summarizing the textual content of a written document in a digital
    collection and editing digital files (including audio and image editing)
  • Citing sources and writing for a general audience

They are seeking candidates with a strong interest in working to support a statewide folklife program that is engaged with diverse cultural communities and traditional artists throughout Utah. Prior experience or familiarity with historical and/or folklore archives will help guide employee in content development. Strong interpersonal skills, time management, and excellent written and verbal communication are required. Candidates should be self-motivated and expect to work independently.

The incumbent is expected to work 20–29 hours a week. Weekly schedule will be determined upon hire. Some work may be completed remotely. This is a paid, hourly position at $18 per hour. Position funding guaranteed through June 30, 2019.

Applications accepted through December 18, 2018.

To Apply:

Please send resume and a cover letter via email to Adrienne Decker, Folk & Traditional Arts Manager, at adriennedecker@utah.gov.

For more information on the Utah Folk Arts program, visit their website

 



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