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Members of the DH@UVA team have the opportunity to connect with all the DH activities on Grounds and beyond. The digital humanities environment at UVA is one of the most innovative and best respected in the world, and DH@UVA is the network that connects a variety of DH projects, tools,and approaches in the context of an ever-growing community of DH practitioners.

DH experience is not required unless specified, and we welcome applicants from any academic discipline and background.  We wish it went without saying that we are extremely committed to creating a diverse environment, and welcome all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


Position:DH@UVA Communications Specialist

Paid position starting ASAP 12 hours/week
Hourly rate: $15
Open to graduate and undergraduate students, and temps
To apply: send CV and cover letter to no later than Wednesday, December 12 at 5pm. Earlier applicants may have an advantage.

Job responsibilities

Manage weekly content for DH@UVA, including calendar, photos, captions, data entry, and social media; event planning and managment

Skills and abilities

  • Ability to use photo-editing software
  • Ability to create event posters and flyers
  • Concise, energetic writing skills for brief news items, captions, and social media
  • Reliability
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to translate project and software descriptions into DH@UVA data structure
  • Commitment to teamwork and comfort with honest feedback

More about this position

As DH@UVA Communications Specialist, you will be responsible for creating and managing the regular weekly content of UVA's digital humanities portal/website and for creating event posters and flyers. You will need to write pithy, succinct project descriptions and compress the importance of an event into a few words for an academic audience. This position also requires that you be well organized, with a history of successful employment in a detail-oriented role. Finally, you should be familiar with photo-editing software and have a good eye for pictorial composition.