IIIF Consortium Hiring a Community and Communications Coordinator

  IIIF-C Staff    |      July 08, 2022

We have a new job posting published for the role of Community and Communications Coordinator to join the IIIF Consortium staff. See below for details.

To apply, please supply a cover letter and resume through the Paylocity recruiting portal of the Council on Library and Information Resources (IIIF’s fiscal host organization). [Note: applications are now closed and we have removed the link to the application portal. Thanks to all who applied!]

For any questions regarding the position, please contact admin@iiif.io. And please help us spread the word!


The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Consortium is seeking a Community and Communications Coordinator to complement the Managing Director and Technical Coordinator roles to help bring IIIF to new sectors and adopters while maintaining a vibrant, positive and creative community advancing access to high quality digital resources.

The person in this role will serve as a coordinator, communicator, and facilitator, working with the experts and adopters of IIIF to help advance the framework and its utility. The role will work closely with the Managing Director and Technical Coordinator to align efforts, and will also liaise with IIIF editorial, community, and technical groups to ensure consistency and continuous improvement. Meanwhile, given that IIIF events are a primary means for coordinating community activities and updates, the Community and Communications Coordinator will serve a key role in supervising the organization and support of IIIF events, in-person and online.

About the IIIF Consortium and Community

IIIF is a community-driven technology led by world-leading research, national and state libraries, archives, museums, companies and image repositories committed to providing access to high quality digital resources.

IIIF is at an exciting phase in its evolution: the IIIF Consortium (IIIF-C) is growing, and the IIIF specifications have expanded to include audio and video, while new specifications related to 3D materials are in the works. Eleven years ago, IIIF started out as a loose agreement among a handful of institutions to work together but now has a dedicated staff, thousands of project adoptions worldwide, and image servers delivering more than one billion IIIF-compliant resources.

The IIIF Consortium has a staff of three including this role, a Technical Coordinator (based in Wales), and a Managing Director (based in New York City, NY). We use Slack, Zoom, the Google Suite, HubSpot, Mailchimp, and a variety of other tools to keep in touch with the broader IIIF Community. The Consortium is governed by an Executive Committee of representatives from 13 member institutions and an Operating Committee that meets monthly, and is advised by a Coordinating Committee that includes representatives from all facets of the IIIF community.

The IIIF Consortium is an affiliate of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), which serves as its fiscal host. This position will be organizationally based at CLIR.


  • Liaison work with different IIIF community groups, including IIIF ambassadors
  • Communication support, including website updates, newsletters, social media, etc.
  • Help devising strategies for attracting new community members and helping them find paths to further involvement with relevant facets of the community
  • Establishing and maintaining communication channels (documentation, presentations, training materials, email lists, etc.) for community-based activities
  • Inreach to IIIF Consortium membership, including membership newsletter and institutional contact and invoice maintenance
  • Oversight of Annual Conference (in-person) and Fall Working Meeting (online) planning, including work with Program Committee and local planning partners to supervise logistical arrangements

Relevant Skills & Experience

The elements listed below are provided to indicate the directional expectations for the role and the needs of the Consortium – we don’t anticipate that any single candidate will have deep expertise in all components. Likewise, we expect that this role will evolve as the community and the Consortium grow as well.

  • will be self-directed and highly organized
  • will possess effective communication skills including oral, written, and presentation capabilities
  • will have English-language fluency (required), and facility with one or more additional languages (desired)
  • will be familiar with or willing to learn basic GitHub usage
  • familiarity with open and/or distributed online communities
  • will demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and respect
  • familiarity with marketing best practices, including for newsletter creation and dissemination, user journeys, and more
  • familiarity with library, archive, or museum collections and practices
  • will have or be willing to learn sufficient technical depth to gain a conceptual understanding of the different components in interoperable image delivery, and to work with IIIF community members of all technical abilities

Some international travel is required.

This is a full-time, remote position that reports to the Managing Director, and can be based anywhere with a reliable Internet connection. To ensure effective coordination and communication with the Managing Director, 3+ hours of synchronous overlap with US Eastern time is desirable, but scheduling options are flexible.

The posting will be open until filled; we expect to review resumes in August 2022 given a sufficient pool of candidates, and will proceed with interviewing soon after. The minimum salary for this position is USD$70000 or local equivalent.

All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, gender or gender identity, race, ethnicity, physical disability, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, or political affiliation.