MITH is currently seeking applications for two part-time (10 hours per week) positions as Text-Encoders to join the Shelley-Godwin Archive project.
Due to a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Shelley-Godwin Archive is currently digitizing various works of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, William Godwin, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft. Humanities scholars, curators, and information scientists are partnering from MITH, The New York Public Library (NYPL), the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford, the Houghton Library of Harvard University, the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, and the British Library, to put manuscripts and early editions of these Romantic writers online and freely accessible to the public.
The text encoders will be responsible for producing XML-encoded transcription of materials from the five partner institutions according to the widely-adopted Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) standard.
Applicants must have strong computer skills; be well-organized; have strong attention to detail; and have an interest in electronic publishing and digital technology. Experience with XML technologies; a background in English, Literature, Library and Information Science, or a related field; and experience with version control systems and software (especially Git) is preferred. Wages are commensurate with experience, with a range from $12-15 per hour. Positions begin January 15, 2012 and end December 15, 2012, with the potential for a second year renewable based on availability of funds.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with SGA Encoder in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Please visit the
job announcement to read further details.
*Update- Janauary 6, 2012: Thank you for your interest in the Shelley Godwin Archive. The application submission process is now closed.*