Are you looking for ways to get more involved with digital humanities while connecting with digital humanists across North Carolina working in higher education, as independent scholars, in museums, archives, primary and secondary education, and more? Are you looking for ways to share your experiences and offer guidance to this community? Do you know someone whose work aligns with digital humanities broadly in North Carolina and who would make valuable contributions to the DHC-NC?
The Digital Humanities Collaborative of North Carolina wants your nomination! We are a volunteer-led community of practice of digital humanities scholarly, technical, and creative practitioners, teachers, and learners. We work to promote digital humanities projects and practices across North Carolina in an inclusive and equitable fashion.
We are seeking 3 new representatives on our Executive Board, a new President-Elect, Communications Manager (formerly “Secretary”), and Treasurer to join our enthusiastic team of librarians, scholars, and practitioners in leading the Digital Humanities Collaborative of North Carolina. Ideal candidates are interested and/or engaged in digital humanities through their studies, work, or personal interests. They are staff, students, teachers, independent scholars, faculty, librarians, curators, and more. They are committed to building a community of dh practice and knowledge sharing across North Carolina and beyond.
Terms are 1-3 years depending on the position and may be renewable. The executive board meets several times each year to assist with institute coordination, to care for the organization’s operations, and to create new initiatives. The following is a brief description of each position. Learn more about these positions and the DHC-NC’s operations in our working Constitution.
Executive Board Members (3 positions, 2 year terms): Executive Board members serve two-year terms. They represent, when possible, the diversity of the members of the organization in such areas as gender, race, ethnicity, geography, type of institution, and size of institution. Representation of the independent scholar community by at least one Executive Board member is encouraged. Executive Board members meet with the officers several times per year to guide the DHC-NC’s activities and support initiatives such as the Digital Humanities Collaborative Institutes (formerly TDHI). Following their term on the Executive Board, members may join the Advisory Board for a one-year term to pass along institutional knowledge and provide additional support to the DHC-NC as needed.
President-Elect (1 position, 1 year term followed by presidency): President-Elects are elected to serve a one-year term prior to becoming President of DHC-NC, another one-year term, and subsequently Immediate Past President and Chair of the Advisory Board for a third year. The President-Elect works with the President to coordinate Executive board meetings and other activities. Duties include maintaining and disseminating board meeting minutes, scheduling board meetings, and managing email lists. If the current President needs to step down for any reason during their term, the President-Elect serves in their place.
Communications Manager (1 position, 1 year renewable term): The Communications Manager serves a one-year term and may be re-elected to serve an additional term. The Communications Manager works with the President-Elect to manage email lists and communications with the Executive and Advisory Boards, organizes and edits the newsletter and blog posts, manages social media, and monitors the organization’s email account.
Treasurer (1 position, 2 year term): The Treasurer serves a two-year term and may be re-elected to serve an additional term. This position is new to the DHC-NC and in this first term will work with the officers to apply for nonprofit status and set up financial infrastructure for our organization. Typical duties would then include facilitating fundraising, managing use of funds through a bank account and PayPal account, filing taxes, and maintaining the website’s hosting and domain costs. The Treasurer also participates in all Executive Board activities.
Nominations are due Friday, May 29th. A general election will be held June 3rd-17th. New terms will begin July 1, 2020.