Arts and Humanities Research Computing (DARTH) is hiring a media intern to assist in interviewing faculty who have received funding, from the Barajas Dean’s Innovation Fund, to pursue research in digital arts and humanities.  The media intern will also write blog posts on these research projects, based on the interviews, for web publication. Depending on the media intern’s skills and interests, these posts could also incorporate or take the form of short videos or audio recordings. Please see http://darthcrimson.org/barajas-deans-innovation-fund/ for example posts on past projects.

Projects from the 2017-2018 round of funding include:

  • EVQ (Electronic Versions of the Quran) – Shady Nasser (NELC)
  • Exploring Mary Magdalene Online – Racha Kirakosian (German)
  • Interoperable Digital Audio Annotation Tool – Richard Wolf (Music)
  • Mind the Gap: Diasporic Archives in Italy and the US – Lorgia García Peña (RRL)
  • Augmented Reality and the “Dream Stela” – Peter der Manuelian (NELC)

Basic Qualifications:

  • Current Harvard College student
  • Interest in arts and humanities research, especially in relation to the digital humanities and emerging computational methods

Key Duties:

  • Prepare questions for faculty interviews
  • Schedule and conduct faculty interviews
  • Create blog posts and/or produce short videos or audio recordings of interviews
  • Publish blog posts to the DARTH website

Required skills and competencies:

  • Ability to plan and execute successful interviews
  • Strong organization and interpersonal communication skills, such as an ability to converse with faculty about their research
  • Demonstrated writing ability, preferably with experience writing for an online audience

Additional Qualifications:

  • Photography / videography skills and basic knowledge of A/V production strongly desired
  • Basic knowledge of WordPress is preferable
  • Ability to attend and cover additional DARTH events is desired

Submit applications and questions to Rashmi Singhal, Interim Director of Arts and Humanities Research Computing, at [email protected]. Please include a CV or resume, short cover letter, a writing sample, and optionally, a link to your media portfolio with your application.

Pay Range: $12-17/hour, depending on experience.