Upcoming Job Opportunity: NDSR-Art Residency

Learn more about the application process at the webinar on June 28th at 3pm EST.

For those of you who are interested in digital preservation, National Digital Stewardship Residency for art information (NDSR Art) will begin October 2016. This is an opportunity to further your digital preservation skills with hands-on experience, a cohort of fellow residents to support you, and a forum to share your experience (online, at symposia, and conferences). NDSR Art seeks 4 residents for their nationally dispersed year-long 2016/2017 program. The hosts are applications are in and will be announced on July 11th. In the meantime, you may wish to check out the NDSR Art website to learn more about the program. More information can be found here: http://ndsr-pma.arlisna.org/info-for-residents/

 

Eligibility requirements for potential residents:

  • Applicants must have received a master’s degree (or higher) within two years of the residency start date (2014-2016) in a field related to the stewardship of digital information. If you are receiving your degree after the application deadline, and are selected as an NDSR Art resident, you will need to sign an agreement confirming you will receive your degree prior to the residency start in October 2016 or will relinquish your place in the program.
  • Applicants must be prepared to move to the geographic location of their host institution for a twelve-month period begin and finish a distinct digital stewardship project.
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

Application details for potential residents:

  • Required application documentation is listed on the NDSR Art Resident Application Form.
  • Residents will be able to rank their preferred host projects and those preferences will be taken into consideration when matching selected residents with host institutions.
  • The video or online project should answer the question, “Why are you interested in digital stewardship?”

Program details for potential residents:

  • NDSR Art is funding 4 residents to work in host institutions in 2016-2017 and an additional 4 residents in 2017-2018.
  • Residencies run 12 months, from October 2016 through September 2017 and from September 2017 through August 2018.
  • Residents are paid around $20/hour for a 40 hour work week for 12 months. Additional professional development money is provided for conference attendance.
  • Residents do not receive health benefits while in the residency, however the cost of healthcare has been factored into the salary rate listed above.
  • Applicants must be prepared to begin and finish distinct digital stewardship projects working on-site at host institutions.
  • Participation in the program also includes a week-long advanced training session, ongoing workshops, lectures, and special events, and other cohort activities.
  • Residents get access to mentoring and career development services through the program and through the involvement in NDSR of notable digital preservation professionals, as well as the ARLIS/NA community.
  • The NDSR is an ongoing, multi-city program developed and supported by IMLS. As such, residents should expect to interact with former and current residents in other cities, to advocate for the program at professional conferences and events, and provide valuable input to NDSR program officers on ways to improve and extend the NDSR program.

 

Additional resources for potential residents:

  • Additional information on the overall NDSR program can be seen at the NDSR website.

 

If you have any questions, please contact NDSR Art at ndsr@philamuseum.org.

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