Post Title: DRI Data Curator
Post Status: 12- months Specific Purpose Contract, Full-time
Department/Faculty: High Performance & Research Computing, ISS
Reports to: Manager, HPRC
Location: Lloyd Building
Salary: Appointment will be made on the Administrative Officer 2/3 in line with current Government Pay Policy
Closing Date: 12 Noon on Friday 4th April 2014

Post Summary
This position will involve assembling and curating diverse data sets from the humanities and social sciences for ingestion into the Digital Repository of Ireland.

Background to the Post
As part of PRTLI Cycle 5 Trinity has been awarded funding along with partners in the RIA, NUIM, and DIT to deliver the Digital Repository of Ireland. This four-year project started in July 2011. Trinity is responsible for the overall hardware and software architecture for DRI and in particular the delivery of a distributed and federated storage infrastructure as well as contributing to the data management modules.

Person Specification

· Degree in a Humanities or Social Science subject.
· Further qualification in Librarianship, Information Studies or Digital Humanities beneficial
would be an advantage.

Knowledge & Experience
· Broad knowledge of metadata standards, workflows and best practices.
· Proven knowledge of metadata schemas such as Dublin Core, MODS, METS, TEI

· Proven experience of digital projects in the humanities or social sciences.
· Ability to prioritise and plan their work to meet deadlines.
· Good analysis and problem-solving skills as evidenced by prior example.
· Excellent oral and written communication skills.
· Working knowledge of additional languages, Irish in particular, would be an advantage.
· A clear demonstration of enthusiasm and passion for the role.

Additional Skills and Competencies
· IT Skills: Possess excellent IT skills and display evidence of a high level of competency in Microsoft Office, in particular Word and Excel.
· Experience with XML editors such as Oxygen an advantage.
· Experience of developing/managing websites and their content and of developing and/or implementing a social-media strategy would be advantageous.
· Oral communication: convincing and confident manner when speaking to others; come across as welcoming and approachable.
· Written communication: documents free of grammatical and punctuation errors; clear concise and error-free writing; use resources when unsure of proper spelling, punctuation or grammar; emails and memos clear and to the point; use formatting effectively to highlight key information.
· Organisational Skills: Keep workspace functional; have information at fingertips; information is in well organised files; keep track of multiple projects – ability to multi-task.
· Interpersonal skills: Ability to interface effectively with students and staff both within the Department and across the wider College Community; foster good working relationships; cooperative with others;
· Conscientious: accurate in their work and ensures details are completed.
· Deadline Oriented: Can handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines.
· Resourceful: work under own initiative, know where to find information/help and problem solve.
· Flexibility: Can operate flexibly within a busy work environment; can shift focus when required; assist beyond normal work hours when a need arises


Application Requirement 

In order to assist the selection process, candidates should submit a CV including the names and
contact details of three referees (preferably with their email addresses) along with 1 x A4 page
that addresses the following screening questions. Candidates who do not specifically respond
to the screening question will not be included in the shortlisting process.

As required above, candidates should have experience and knowledge of metadata standards,
workflows and best practices. They should also have knowledge of metadata schemas and
experience of digital projects in the humanities or social sciences. Please address this
experience in the application. Please provide:

1. A description of a project that you have worked on that involved handling data that was
encoded using a standard metadata format.

N.B. Short-listed candidates may be asked to undertake a short written task prior to
interview and/or a presentation.
Informal Enquiries may be addressed to Dermot Frost by e-mail to



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