The Europeana Foundation in The Hague is looking for a Metadata Coordinator for 24 hours per week | Vacancy for a Paid Position, Temporary | Deadline: none
The Europeana Foundation is one of the key players in the digital cultural world. We are an independent, non-profit organisation that operates the Europeana platform, which empowers the cultural heritage sector in its digital transformation. That work and our contribution to other digital initiatives help to develop an open, knowledgeable and creative society.
With staff based in five countries, our international team operates in a hybrid working culture. Our team based in the Netherlands has the flexibility to come to work at our office or to work remotely. Our main office is based in the National Library of the Netherlands, next to The Hague Central Station.
We are looking for a temporary replacement who will join our Data Publishing Services team.
24 hours per week (for 6 months)
We are looking for a Metadata Coordinator to join the Data Publishing Services team and to work closely with data partners to make their collections available in accordance with Europeana’s content strategy. The responsibilities mainly consist of coordinating between data partners and Europeana teams to support professionals in cultural heritage institutions into becoming active participants in a culturally connected platform for Europe where collections are available to the general public and for use in education, research and creative industries.
You will be working very closely with three other Metadata Coordinators on shared and collective goals. You will also be working very closely with the team managers and members of other teams to support them in improving the relationship with our data partners. The Metadata Coordinator works with data partners so they feel rewarded as active participants in a culturally connected platform for Europe, built on the principles of openness, mutuality and trust. Being part of Europeana has both connected them with peers and helped them make their collections available, in high quality, with standardised rights statements that allow reuse, to the general public and for use in education, research and creative industries.
- Act as an account manager for data partners that wish to publish their data on Europeana and execute data processing (publication of digital collections) and related activities.
- Prioritisation of data processing.
- Create tickets/stories in Jira and liaise with other teams to pursue tickets when ingestion or display blockers are detected.
- Processing data using Metis ingestion tool. Reporting issues that arise through the process.
- Provide guidance to data providers on how to model their data in EDM XML.
- Basic XSLT transformations.
- Improving data quality of digital collections published in the Europeana website.
- Analyse the quality of data.
- Query the API and develop and/or customise Google Sheets to capture quality statistics.
- Defining a data quality improvement plan.
- Disseminating the work on data quality improvements via blog posts or case studies to celebrate the achievements and help others to learn from our experiences.
- Active member of the Operations Team and Data Quality Committee (DQC).
- Participation in/organisation of/contribution to workshops and project meetings (including giving presentations).
- Contribute to the writing, publication and update of guidelines and documentation.
- Educate Europeana staff and partners in understanding how data is published in Europeana and how to efficiently find content on the website and evaluate its quality.
- Assist in the writing of deliverables for the European Commission.
- Report on projects.
- Support development teams.
- Contribute to and participate in EF cross functional teams and EAF task forces and working groups.
Knowledge and Experience
- University degree or Higher Vocational Education level in Information Management, Digital Humanities or a related field.
- Practical knowledge of working with metadata in the cultural heritage sector.
- IT-literate and a fast learner when it comes to picking up new software and new procedures.
- Experience working with/on:
- Digital cultural heritage.
- XML/XSLT, knowledge of LOD vocabularies and related technologies (for example RDF and SPARQL), OAI-PMH and JSON advantageous.
- Projects and balancing competing priorities.
- 3D digitisation and documentation is (a plus).
- Fluency in English, both written and spoken.
- Passion for working in an international and dynamic environment.
Salary and benefits
- Your monthly salary is estimated between € 3,300,- and € 3,800,- (based on full-time employment), depending on the level of your experience.
- A holiday allowance of 8%.
- A thirteenth-month bonus.
- A 6 months fixed term contract for 24 hours per week (0,6 fte).
- 42 days of holiday per year (based on full-time employment).
- A pension scheme.
- An inspiring work environment and an international organisational culture.
- A hybrid working model with the flexibility to work at the office or remotely.
- We provide a company laptop and offer a working from home allowance.
- Commuting costs compensation (NS Business Card).
How to apply
The position is open until filled.
You must have a valid working permit to work in the Netherlands.
If you are interested in this position, please send your curriculum vitae plus motivation letter, both in English to email@example.com.
Europeana Foundation is committed to principles of diversity, inclusivity, nondiscriminatory practice and equal opportunity for all applicants.
Please do not make use of this advertisement for acquisition purposes.
More information about the organisation: see our website.