The office of the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis at the Harvard Art Museums invites applications for a full-time position as Publications Coordinator, to begin in early 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. Please note: This is a one year position with the possibility of renewal based on business needs and continued funding.
Reporting to the Expedition Administrator for the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis, the Publications Coordinator is primarily responsible for coordinating and assisting with the production of monographs in the Sardis series. This includes working closely with authors, editors, vendors and Sardis and museum staff in the preparation of manuscripts and the production of monographs.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Provide administrative and logistical support for production and post-production process including compiling and distributing materials as well as communicating with affiliated research personnel at other locations or institutions as needed to accomplish responsibilities.
- With the Data Manager, fact-check submitted manuscripts against original data (field books, databases, plans, etc.).
- Coordinate with external editors, indexers, designers, and other specialists involved in the preparation of volumes to ensure book production meets deadlines and follows the editorial policies of the Sardis publication series.
- Help identify relevant plans, photographs, and drawings in the records of the Sardis office, together with the authors.
- Compile drafts of visual media and manuscripts for submission to readers, designers, and other specialists involved in the preparation of volumes.
- Oversee compilation and proofreading process of indexes and tables of contents; and assist with editing and bibliographical referencing as needed.
- May oversee student worker(s) in the undertaking of more routine tasks.
- Assists with other departmental activities as needed.
Basic Qualifications: Three or more years of related experience.
Additional Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred. Experience in Classical archaeology or related field strongly preferred. Familiarity with archaeological research procedures, publications and book production procedures and experience working with legacy archaeological data preferred. Project management experience. Demonstrated computer skills. Self-motivated working style. Excellent writing and verbal skills. Strong interpersonal skills with a focus on service. Ability to handle multiple, complex projects with the capacity to handle questions and instructions from diverse constituencies. Ability to work effectively in a collaborative and collegial setting, establish priorities, achieve goals, and direct multi-faceted projects. Strong organizational skills; detail oriented; ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as an effective member of a team.
Candidates for this position need to submit their application online through Harvard University’s Aspire system. To apply for this position go to https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWebHost/home.aspx?partnerid=25240&siteid=5341 and then click on the “Search openings” link and enter 41187BR in the field “Auto req ID”. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; review of applications will begin immediately.
When possible, selected candidates may be interviewed at the Joint Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Society for Classical Studies, held January 5-8, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario. Attendance at this meeting is not required to be considered for an interview. The Harvard Art Museums is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
The Archaeological Exploration of Sardis, sponsored by the Harvard Art Museums and Cornell University, has been excavating at Sardis in western Turkey since 1958. The site has yielded finds from the Lydian, Persian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and other cultures. The results of excavations of buildings and artifacts from all these periods are published in the Sardis Reports and Sardis Monograph series, in on-line versions of the printed publications, and in supporting on-line databases now in development. For more information about the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis, see http://www.sardisexpedition.org/ and http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/teaching-and-research/research-centers/archaeological-exploration-of-sardis