Job Opportunity: Program Coordinator, Digital Preservation Outreach and Education Network, Pratt Institute


Pratt Institute seeks a Program Coordinator for the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education Network (DPOE-N). DPOE-N is a network of training resources available to cultural heritage professionals nationwide to enhance their digital preservation knowledge and skills with a significant outreach and recruitment component. DPOE was created by the Library of Congress in 2010 to provide digital preservation training across the U.S. The program transitioned to Pratt Institute and New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program in 2018 to further develop and support it into the future.

Under the supervision of the Dean of the School of Information, the Program Coordinator will run the day-to-day operations of the DPOE-N program, including managing graduate assistants, participant recruitment, logistics of microfund requesting and distribution, and overseeing workshop curriculum and delivery. Note that the program is funded through June 30, 2022, and may be extended based on ability to secure additional funds.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage the recruitment of participants for microfunding support
  • Help DPOE-N user prepare applications for microfunding support
  • Collaborate with 3rd party providers of digital preservation education to further DPOE-N program
  • Manage graduate assistants to accomplish program objectives
  • Coordinate the workshop curriculum development and deployment
  • Participate in DPOE-N board of advisor meetings by providing updates on the project and preparing microfunding applications for approval
  • Manage the DPOE-N website and program communications


Education: Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or related field.

Experience: 2-years of work experience; experience working with digital preservation tools/technologies/practices


  • Knowledge of digital preservation and passion for helping novices learn about it
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Excellent collaboration skills, including working with internal staff, partners at outside institutions, and program participants.
  • Superior computer skills (MS Office, web-based tools, etc.)
  • Ability to provide high-quality service to DPOE-N users/participants
  • Project management capabilities and ability to manage graduate students

Compensation: This is a grand-funded position for two years. The compensation for this position is $64,175 in year one, and $66,101 in year two, and includes all Pratt Institute administrative employee benefits.

Application Instructions

To apply, please upload your resume and a cover letter. If you are selected for an interview, please be prepared to provide at least 5 References via our on-line reference tool system. At least 2 of your References must be, or have been, your direct managers.

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