Publication Consultant & Library Workshop Coordinator

Duty Station:

Remote and Siem Reap

Duration:

Short-term

Report to:

Head Librarian

Salary:

Based on competency

Application Deadline:

15 May 2020

1. Position: Publication Consultant

The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) was founded in 1999 to support research and teaching in the social sciences, arts, and humanities as they relate to Cambodia. CKS boasts twenty years of experience operating in Cambodia and has established partnerships with a multitude of local and international organizations. It provides in-country research fellowships for U.S., Cambodian, and French doctoral students on a yearly basis.

CKS seeks a qualified domestic or international candidate to serve as a Publication Consultant. The selected candidate will track, create references for, and make available all publications by CKS fellows to the academic community and the public at large. This includes all works of research, papers, and publications produced by CKS fellows over the past ten years, available from the physical CKS Library as well as from digital and online databases. The selected candidate will coordinate with the CKS Library team to prepare the collected publications in digital copy, hard copy, or both. There are fewer than 200 fellows in our current database. The time needed to complete this assignment is estimated to be 5 weeks.

The selected candidate will not be required to relocate to Cambodia.

  • Supervisor: Head Librarian
  • Location: Remote
  • Duration: 5 weeks, part-time

Expectations

 Over the five-week period, we expect that:

  • The selected candidate will contact all fellows in our database.
  • The selected candidate will collect all publications produced by CKS fellows in digital copy, hard copy, or both.
  • All collected publications will be cataloged and stored.
  • All databases will be updated.
  • All collected publications will be processed for printing in accordance with guidelines to be set forth by the head librarian.
  • The selected candidate will produce a summary report detailing their process and summarizing its outcomes.

Responsibilities

The selected candidate will be required to:

  • Develop a work plan and commit to producing their expected deliverables on-schedule.
  • Work closely with and provide frequent updates to the head librarian.
  • Communicate directly with all former CKS fellows by all reasonable means, including email, social media, and over the phone, and follow up with each fellow as needed.
  • File and store all collected publications in the space assigned by the head librarian.
  • Communicate with the printing house and ensure that all publications are printed correctly and with professional quality.

Qualifications

An ideal candidate for this position will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • Excellent spoken and written English language abilities.
  • Experience working with non-Khmer speakers.
  • Experience working on similar projects.
  • The ability to work independently.

Interested candidates should submit a CV and one-page cover letter detailing their interest and relevant qualifications, as well as their daily rate, in an email to [email protected] with the subject line “Application for Publication Consultant Position” no later than 5:00 pm on 15 May 2020.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted further.


 

2. Position: Library Workshop Coordinator

The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) Library, located on the grounds of Wat Damnak in Siem Reap, is a specialized academic library open to the Cambodian and global public. It provides an essential service to its patrons: ensuring open access to a wide variety of materials on Cambodian and Southeast Asian history and culture. Its diverse and substantial collection is an invaluable resource for local and international readers alike, including scholars and researchers in the fields of Khmer and Southeast Asian studies.

The CKS Library seeks a qualified candidate to serve in the position of Workshop Coordinator. The selected candidate will organize, manage, and execute the upcoming Library workshop on “Open Access and Copyright” to be held tentatively from 5 November 2020 to 6 November 2020 in Siem Reap (though it should be emphasized these dates are subject to change). The selected candidate will not be required to relocate to the CKS office, but will be expected to attend the workshop in Siem Reap.

  •       Supervisor: Head Librarian
  •       Location: Remote, but will be expected to personally attend the workshop in Siem Reap
  •       Duration: Short-term

Expectations

The selected candidate will ensure that the workshop is organized and executed smoothly, with active participation by experts, researchers, and scholars on the aforementioned topic.

Responsibilities

The selected candidate will be expected to:

  • Develop a workshop concept note and craft a formal agenda in consultation with CKS.
  • Identify and communicate with prospective speakers and participants.
  • Collect and review all necessary materials from presenters.
  • Coordinate all activities related to the workshop and moderate the workshop discussion.
  • Produce a report summarizing the achievements of and recommendations from the workshop.

Qualifications

An ideal candidate for this position will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Experience organizing academic workshops and moderating scholarly discussions
  • Experience working in or with libraries and/or academic institutions
  • Excellent English-language speaking and writing abilities
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills
  • The ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and professionally
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Interested candidates should submit a CV and one-page of cover letter highlighting their relevant qualifications, and should mention the number of days needed to complete the assignment as well as the fee charged per day, in an email with the subject line “Application for Workshop Coordinator Position” to [email protected] no later than 5:00 pm on 15 May 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted further.

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