Digital Projects Manager, Harvard University Library

Harvard Library is seeking candidates for the position of Digital Projects Manager.

Under the direction of the Manager of Digital Content and Projects, the Digital Projects Manager will collaborate closely with members of Harvard Library Preservation Services, as well as curators, librarians, and archivists from across Harvard’s libraries and archives to plan and manage projects to create digital library resources of enduring research value from original manuscripts and archives.

Please note: This is a full time term appointment funded through June 30, 2016.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the preparation of project proposals and the formulation of project budgets and workplans
  • Coordinate or help to coordinate activities for multiple projects, including materials assessment, conservation treatment, and digital imaging
  • Assist in troubleshooting project processes and workflows and in resolving problems
  • Track and report on project progress towards work and budget milestones
  • Ensure that digital projects proceed according to their respective schedules, budgets, and workplans
  • Assist with production activities as needed
  • Prepare and maintain necessary project documentation
  • Liaise with production team and curators to ensure smooth project progress
  • The Digital Projects Manager will supervise other project staff

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent advanced degree, preferably with an archives or special collections concentration; or equivalent education or work experience required
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in project planning and project management and the ability to maintain priorities across multiple projects
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience supervising, training, scheduling and distributing work for non-exempt and exempt level positions required
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including MS-Access required

Additional Qualifications

  • Professional knowledge of collection management theory and practice and working knowledge of issues related to reformatting library, archives, and/or museum collections preferred
  • Working knowledge of cataloging and manuscript/archival processing
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills required
  • Experience with digital reformatting project and practices highly desired, as is experience with Web-based collections presentation systems such as Omeka and Blacklight

To Apply

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