The application period for the 2013-2014 National Digital Stewardship Residency is now closed. Selected residents will be notified by Friday, May 17, 2013.
Application Due April 5th, 2013
Thank you for your interest in the National Digital Stewardship Program. Before going any further in the application please remember the following guidelines for eligibility. If you don’t meet all these requirements your application may not be considered.
Applicants to the NDSR should:
- possess a master’s degree with graduation between Spring 2011 and Spring 2013 in one of the following fields
- Library Science
- Information Science
- Archival Science
- Records Management
- Computer Sciences
- Museum Studies
- Art History
- Digital Media
- Master of Arts in New Media
- OR any discipline related to these fields that deal heavily with digital objects.
- have a demonstrated interest/engagement in digital stewardship
- have demonstrated leadership qualities/abilities
- have solid communication skills (written, oral and multimedia)
- be comfortable working and learning in group settings
- expect to provide post-residency feedback to the Library, IMLS, and future residents, informally and through planned events
- remain engaged with the program, post-residency
- be a citizen of the United States
- be able to work full time on site in Washington, D.C. for the entire nine months (September 2013 to May 2014).
Materials to be submitted through USAJOBS by April 5th, 2013
- Complete questionnaire at USAJOBS posting
- A federal resume or CV created in USAJOBS geared towards digital stewardship work.
- A one-page cover letter that describes interests and qualifications for the program and the projects the applicant is most interested in working on.
- Unofficial or official undergraduate and graduate-level transcripts
- An OF-306 Declaration for Federal Employment form
- A two to three minute video, submitted by hyperlink, that creatively shows your aptitude for tackling the challenges of your favorite host proposals and your passion for digital preservation.
Materials to be submitted externally from USAJOBS by April 5th, 2013
- Three (3) letters of recommendation, one professional and two academic (from professor, department head, and/or advisor), that attest to the applicant's proficiency, reliability, and interest in digital stewardship.
Choose your top three projects- Go to the 'Hosts' page and read all of the host project proposals carefully. These are the jobs you will be doing if accepted to the NDSR, so choose the projects that best fit your interests and qualifications. Your application will be assessed both by your overall qualifications and your suitability for your top three project proposals.
Create your application video - The video should answer the questions "Why are you the best candidate for your top three project selections?" and, "Why are you passionate about digital preservation?" Use this opportunity to show us your personality, work, academic experiences, and communication skills. Like your resume and cover letter, tailor the video to the top three proposals you found the most appealing after reading the project proposals online at the 'Hosts' page. The video does not need to be technically perfect or professionally edited, but it should show your ability to communicate through spoken language and/or visual images. The video can use original footage, stock footage, still images, text, screen casts, animations or any other moving image medium you would like to communicate your message. Videos should be between two and three minutes in length and should be shot in an easily accessible format. Submit a web link to this video in the 'Questionnaire' portion of your USAJOBS NDSR application. Your application is not complete until we can view the link for your video. Applications submitted without videos will not be considered.
Apply- Please go to USAJOBS and follow the directions there to fully complete the application forms and submit you're additional files. Please submit your resume or CV, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, video link, OF-306 and questionnaire answers through USAJOBS. Have your recommending parties send their letters to email@example.com from their own e-mail accounts with your name and "Recommendation Letter" in the subject line.
Please see our FAQ section or send application questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.