Melodrama Research Consortium Database Visualization

We are an organization of performance scholars constructing a digital archive of
nineteenth century melodrama seeking an experienced data scientist and project designer
to assist with data processing and to collaborate on the development of a large-scale
database of nineteenth century melodramatic productions.


Kinds of collaborators
Individual/small group
Graduate students
Undergraduate students
Help description
The ideal candidate will have skills in data analysis, database development, and web development. Primary duties will include visualizations, and other data analysis as needed. Minimal data cleaning will also be required. The kinds of data processing and visualization in which we are interested include geospatial mappings, heat maps, timeliness and networks of production. We’re looking for a skilled and creative programmer to handle the tech side of this large-scale historical project in collaboration with other scholars in the humanities. Successful applicants will have experience with collaborative project development; a history of working with humanities or social-science data is preferred. Compensation commensurate with experience. Skills and Qualifications: Aptitude for learning new interfaces Experience with a variety of data, including textual data, to include cleaning and processing Flexibility with tools and platforms is essential Strong communication skills Willingness to explain your process with non-specialists
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