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titleSamvera Community Manager

Samvera is hiring for its inaugural Community Manager.  We are seeking a highly organized individual who wants to join this grass-roots, open source community that creates best in class repository solutions for digital content stewarded by Libraries, Archives, and Museums.  We are a vibrant and welcoming community of information and technology professionals who share challenges, build expertise, and create sustainable, best-in-class solutions, making the world’s digital collections accessible now and into the future. 

The Community Manager will help support and manage the activities of the Samvera Community partners and adopters. The individual will be a highly effective coordinator, communicator, facilitator, and administrator working across the Samvera Community's groups to ensure consistency and coordinated development initiatives

This position will be employed by Emory University and report to the Chair of Samvera Steering Group. Please see more details about the position including min. qualifications for this 2-year term, fully remote, position and how to apply here: https://staff-emory.icims.com/jobs/53613/samvera-community-manager/job


The Steering Group have assembled a search committee for Samvera's first Community Manager:

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Candidates will be evaluated against a weighted matrix of the desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities set out in the job posting:

  • Will be self-directed and highly organized;
  • Will possess well documented, demonstrated, and effective communication skills including oral, written, and presentation capabilities;
  • Will possess the ability to work in a collegial, collaborative work environment and maintain positive professional working relationships;
  • Will possess proven administrative skills;
  • Will be comfortable working with distributed teams in on-line video-conferencing environments;
  • Will be comfortable and thrive in an open community;
  • Will have sufficient and demonstrated technical depth to gain a high-level understanding of the Samvera technology stack and its development processes; and
  • Will be adept fostering contributions and participation from a growing Partner and adopter base;
  • Will have experience of open source software processes and management;
  • Will be familiar with the Samvera Community and its outputs; and
  • Will have previous experience in libraries, archives or museums.