Digital Anthology Encoding Specialist – Folger Shakespeare Library – Washington, DC

The Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.,
is seeking an encoding specialist for a 2 year NEH grant funded position
working on our Digital Anthology of non-Shakespearean drama (or early modern
English drama). The Folger is a world-class research and cultural center on
Shakespeare and the early modern age. Home to the world’s largest and finest
collection of Shakespeare materials, the Folger offers activities that range
from scholarly seminars to theatrical performances, from K-12 outreach to
exhibitions and lectures.

The Digital Anthology Encoding Specialist (DAES) will work closely with our
CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation on a new project to establish clear
and consistent encoding of 36 carefully selected plays from the early modern
period using Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) markup. The DAES will be
responsible for helping develop the XML schema, correcting current markup, and
enhancing existing encoding work to correctly identify and verify such
elements as act and scene divisions, speakers and speech prefixes, cast lists,
stage directions, or other information. They will help establish standards and
workflows for coding correction, participate in project documentation, and
identify areas for further improvement as the project develops. This is an
exciting opportunity to be in on the start of a project that will open the
study of these, and other, plays to a wider audience on open and free
platforms. This is a grant funded position at no more than 50K a year plus
full benefits.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a working knowledge of early
modern drama, including the works of Christopher Marlowe,
John Marston, and others, as well as significant training or experience in TEI
markup language. Requirements: B.A. in relevant field with a preference for
M.A. in early modern English drama, history of early modern theatre, or
literature, or equivalent professional experience, strong knowledge of Early
Modern Drama, experience with TEI markup, and familiarity with the concepts
behind Early English Books Online-Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP).
Preference will be given to candidates familiar with early modern descriptive
bibliography, text mining, topic modeling, digital indexing, and/or digital
publication.

Interested applicants should submit their resume and a cover letter, with the
subject line ‘DAES’ to jobs@folger.edu or by mail at Attn:HR/DAES, Folger
Shakespeare Library, 201 E Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003. Incomplete
applications will not be considered. No phone calls please. EOE.

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