Digital Humanities Educational Technologist

Bard Graduate Center (BGC), located on West 86th Street in New York City, seeks a skilled, proactive, dependable Digital Humanities Educational Technologist. Reporting to the Director of Digital Humanities and Digital Exhibitions, the Digital Humanities Educational Technologist will provide widespread support for digital initiatives at BGC. The right candidate will enjoy being part of BGC’s flourishing community of students, faculty, curators, research fellows, and staff members. BGC embraces diversity, equity, access, and inclusion as essential and necessary components of its community and welcomes applications from those who would contribute to the diversity of our institution.

Bard Graduate Center is an interdisciplinary graduate research institute studying the cultural history of the material world. Our students gravitate to careers in museums, academia, the art world, and publishing.

Responsibilities:

Curriculum and Course support: Including:
  • Manage and update the institution’s course management platform and course related assets. Responsibilities include: assisting faculty and students with queries and account issues; holding regular workshops on the use of the platform; update and maintenance of training materials and documentation; consultation with faculty to develop and further leverage the platform for teaching and learning, and the archive and preservation of past course sites.

  • Act as a resource for discovering, organizing and publishing digital assets and collections for use in courses and projects.

  • Design and implement technology-related development resources for faculty, students, and staff, including workshops, one-on one training, and online material.

  • Advise and consult in the design, development and integration of information technology services for teaching and research.

  • Offer strategic advice in discussions of BGC’s long-term digital approach.

  • Participate in cross-departmental working group to evaluate, research and implement an institutional digital asset management solution.

  • Investigate and evaluate current teaching technologies and best practices.

Online Exhibitions Archive Project:
  • Assist in the production and development of BGC’s Exhibitions Archive Project, a re-curation of previous in-gallery exhibitions online which leverage the institutional and exhibitions archive.

  • Work with the digital metadata librarian to access archived digital materials and with the design and curatorial staff to conceptualize and implement digital tools to create interactive facets of the sites, build and develop information architecture.

  • Work with public programming to integrate new content and AIR (Artist in Residence) work into these projects.

Digital Exhibitions/Interactives
  • Assist in the production and development of interactive elements and online exhibitions for gallery exhibitions and stand-alone projects.

  • General DH/DX support as needed.

Required Experience
  • Digital Humanist with strong academic experience and digital tool skill set.

  • PhD or Masters degree with focus in digital technology or related discipline

  • Applicants with extensive experience in web-based project development and management will be considered.

  • 3-5 years of professional work experience in education technology;

  • Thorough knowledge of Wordpress management and development;

  • Extensive experience developing web sites and implementing graphic design work on the web;

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;

  • Experience working with clients/customers on complex projects;

  • Interpersonal and team building skills;

  • Creative problem solving abilities and initiatives;

  • Comfortable and competent working with the following client-based operating systems: Apple Mac and iOS, MS Windows, and Android.

Preferred Experience
  • Experience providing formal instruction, preferably at the college level;

  • Experience working with faculty and students in a higher education institution;

  • Experience with the development of e-learning tools.

  • Knowledge of art history, decorative arts history, or material culture;

  • Experience developing dynamic websites with CSS, XHTML, XML, JavaScript, and Ajax;

  • Familiarity working with PHP and relational databases (i.e. MySQL, SQLite);

  • Experience with web browser/client side of standards such as: HTML, CSS, XML, DHTML, JavaScript, Ajax, and other evolving standards;

  • Experience with image editing software such as Photoshop, Illustrator and Fireworks image file formats.

  • Experience designing graphical elements for web applications;

  • Knowledge of and ability to use still and video cameras;

  • Experience with Adobe Premiere or Avid digital video editing software;

  • Experience with Audio Editing software (DAWs) such as Logic Pro, GarageBand, Pro Tools;

  • Experience creating rapid prototypes for projects;

  • Experience evaluating the usability of web user interfaces;

To Apply:

Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to DHET@bgc.bard.edu.

Bard College requires all employees to be fully vaccinated and follow the guidelines and protocols established to address campus safety regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.

Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.

Degree Programs Coordinator

Bard Graduate Center is seeking a full-time Degree Programs Coordinator.


Bard Graduate Center is a graduate research institute in New York City. Our MA and PhD degree programs, Gallery exhibitions, research initiatives, and public programs explore new ways of thinking about decorative arts, design history, and material culture.

We seek a highly motivated, detail oriented candidate to join our team and assist with the administration of our MA/PhD program and provide general support for institutional activities and initiatives. Reporting to the Director of Admissions and Student Affairs, the successful applicant will have strong organizational, problem solving, critical thinking, and writing skills, and thrive in a fast-paced environment. This job offers an excellent opportunity for someone interested in learning about college/university administration and involves regular interaction with faculty, students, and staff across the BGC. An interest in art history/humanities is preferred, as is experience in higher education. Occasional evening and weekend hours required.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Manage course scheduling, student registration, and billing

  • Coordinate student services, including campus employment, student housing, research awards, internship/job opportunities

  • Track and monitor student distribution and program requirements

  • Track and manage departmental budgetary expenditures

  • Manage departmental calendar and website content

  • Support student and academic events

  • Other general administrative tasks as needed

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills

  • Ability to manage deadlines and competing priorities while maintaining attention to detail

  • Maintain confidentiality and discretion

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s degree

  • Experience in a college or university setting, especially in academic administration

  • Art history/humanities background

  • Experience with Banner

  • 2-3 years work experience

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to dpc@bgc.bard.edu.


Bard College requires all employees to be fully vaccinated and follow the guidelines and protocols established to address campus safety regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.
Maintainer/Porter

The Bard Graduate Center Facilities Department is seeking a full-time Maintainer/Porter who will report to the Director of Facilities and receive direction from the Operations Manager and the Facilities managerial team.

The Bard Graduate Center offers MA and PhD programs in the study of the cultural history of the material world and is committed to the encyclopedic study of things, drawing on methodologies and approaches from art and design history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology and cultural history.

The Maintainer/Porter is a full-time staff position with duties in the operations and maintenance areas at assigned institutional properties (18W 86th Street, 38W 86th Street, and Bard Hall). Duties include regular upkeep and day-to-day maintenance of the Bard Graduate Center’s facilities, including emptying trash, cleaning, vacuuming, sweeping, and other related tasks; instrumental in the preparation for events, meetings, classes, and functions at all BGC properties (room configuration/set-up, lay-out of catering supplies and materials, post-function clean-up, etc.); assist with the painting of walls, minor plumbing work, mechanical repairs and related projects as directed; performs other related duties as necessary, assigned, and/or directed.

The position requires the incumbent to have demonstrated timeliness, exhibit a customer-service orientation, and maintain a neat and professional appearance. The incumbent must be capable of lifting up to 65 lbs and must able to communicate using e-mail and radio. Incumbent must be flexible and able to work overtime when necessary. Some experience in facilities/maintenance related fields, including cleaning, painting, mechanical, plumbing or electrical work. Experience with facilities-related work in academic institutions and/or arts organizations desirable. Familiarity with building systems helpful.

To apply, please submit a brief cover letter and resume to: mailto:fmsearch@bgc.bard.edu fmsearch@bgc.bard.edu

The Bard Graduate Center is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity. AA/EOE.


Security Officers
The Bard Graduate Center has a full-time position available for Public Safety Officer. As a member of the BGC security team you will report directly to the Director of Security as your immediate supervisor and may receive other directives from the Chief Operating Officer.

Summary

The protection and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and property is our highest priority. The awareness of our community is invaluable - the quick response and reporting of incidents ensures thorough campus security procedures are being maintained. Our officers, all certified by the NYS Department of State, are trained annually, and are available twenty-four hours a day to assist you as needed.

To incorporate safety and security operations professionally and competently in accordance with Bard Graduate Center standards. The prime directive of our security force is to establish the confidence and trust of the Bard Graduate Center community and to maintain the good will of the general public through consistent positive performance and service.

Customer Service

It is important to remember that we are expected to meet or exceed the academic excellence of the Bard Graduate Center with the hands-on excellence of our security service. Officers must be flexible, adaptable, and never develop the “it’s not my job” attitude. A friendly smile and helpful mindset is expected of all officers as is necessary on any college campus. Students, faculty, and staff need to have confidence in our security force by consistent positive performance and service.


Requirements

High School diploma/GED or higher; Current New York State guard’s license, Fire Guard certification, and 3 plus years’ experience. Candidate must have multitasking skills, strong communication skills, basic computer skills, able to lift 45lbs minimum, a professional appearance, and a professional demeanor/mannerism. Send resume and cover letter to chandler.small@bgc.bard.edu. Please no telephone calls. The BGC is an AA/EOE employer