The Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art is the recipient of a Kress Digital Resources Grant for 2019-2020. Supported by this grant, we are seeking a part-time Digital Humanities Developer (beginning fall 2018) to join the editors of the JHNA in publishing a scholarly article by Dr. Melanie Gifford, Research Conservator for Painting Technology at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. The article, entitled, “The Fall of Phaeton in the Evolution of Peter Paul Rubens,” will be accompanied by high-resolution zoomable images and interactive painting sample analysis to illustrate her discovery of a second campaign of revision by the artist in The Fall of the Phaeton. The Digital Humanities Developer will create the various forms of digital imaging and facilitate accompanying technologies for the article using IIIF (the International Image Interoperability Framework http://iiif.io/) and its associated tools and/or other open source tools and enabling them to be integrated into an article that appears in JHNA. The DHD will be able to work remotely with the scholar if co-location is not possible. The article and accompanying digital technologies will be published in the Winter 2019 issue of JHNA published March 1, 2019.
Required and Preferred Skills
● Consult and collaborate with the scholar to identify and implement technical approaches, processes and tools and design and implement technical solutions to render the imaging necessary for publishing the article.
● Communicate with the scholar and editors to coordinate the various aspects of the project and publishing schedule while also tracking progress and the project timeline.
● Write a technical summary describing in detail the technologies used to accomplish the project. This article will be published alongside Dr. Gifford’s scholarly article in JHNA.
● Work requires the communication, analytical and field-specific knowledge normally acquired through a 4-year college education.
● The successful candidate will be a skilled developer with a deep understanding of digital scholarship in art history. Programming and advanced facility in imaging and integration on the web will be required.
● The ideal candidate will possess a graduate degree in digital humanities, art / architectural history, or associated fields.
● One or more years working in a collaborative digital humanities field or equivalent.
● Programming with direct creation of advanced imaging for the web.
Salary Compensation is $7000 for the approximately 3-to-5 month duration of the project, with a schedule to be determined by the candidate and JHNA editors.
Deadline for Applications: July 30, 2018, submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a CV in your letter of application. After interviewing applicants, we expect to make the appointment before Labor Day.