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The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) is seeking a Metadata Analyst to support content enrichment of scholarly material in the area of religious and theological studies. Your current focus is the completion of enhanced indexing for journal content. However, you will be joining a team recently dedicated to providing leadership in the digital humanities! For this role, you’ll need a master’s degree, MDiv, or at least two (2) years of graduate study in religious studies, theology, or a closely related field.

You’ll have experience with at least one of the following:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Islamic studies and related languages (esp., but not limited to, Arabic).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of biblical studies and related languages (esp., but not limited to, Hebrew or Greek).

And …

  • Ability to read and work in at least one Western European language (German, French, Spanish or Italian) –knowledge of additional languages a plus (e.g., Chinese, Modern Hebrew, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Critical thinking and process analysis

Bonus Points!

  • Masters’ degree in Library Science (preferably with an emphasis on metadata mining)
  • Knowledge of current metadata, including RDA, Dublin Core, EAD, DACS, MARCXML, MODS, METS, TEI, and other emerging data standards
  • Demonstrated technical skills: Regex, R, and Perl

Application deadline is October 9, 2015.

ATLA is an equal opportunity employer located in downtown Chicago. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. ATLA offers an excellent benefits package.

To apply, please e-mail (1) a letter of application specifically addressing qualifications for the position, (2) a current resume, and (3) the names and contact information for three references to  Please include “Metadata Analyst” in the subject line. No phone calls.

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