Under the direction of the University Archivist, the Project Manager, Colonial North America (CNA) will collaborate closely with staff working on a variety of aspects of the CNA project, including members of the CNA organizing group; Harvard Library Preservation Services; University Archives; the Manager of Digital Content and Projects, Harvard Library; the CNA Project Processor; as well as curators, librarians, and archivists from across Harvard's libraries and archives to plan and manage the CNA project. The project is creating digital library resources of enduring research value related to Colonial North America from original manuscripts and archives across Harvard libraries and archives. This is a part-time term position that ends on March 29, 2019. This position is 21 hours per week.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist in the preparation and management of project work plans
Manage the CNA Access database
Coordinate or help to coordinate activities for multiple collections simultaneously, including materials assessment, conservation treatment, and digital imaging
Coordinate maintenance and further development of the CNA website
Assist in troubleshooting project processes and workflows and in resolving problems
Track and report on project progress towards milestones
Ensure that digital projects proceed according to their respective schedules
Assist with production activities as needed
Prepare and maintain necessary project documentation
Liaise with production team and curators to ensure smooth project progress.
May need to handle rare materials or carry boxes weighing 40 pounds.
May need to undertake work in an environment containing dust.
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Salary Grade: 056
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Master's degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent advanced degree, preferably with an archives or special collections concentration; or equivalent education or work experience required
Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in project planning and project management and the ability to maintain priorities across multiple projects
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including MS-Access required
Working knowledge of issues related to reformatting library, archives, and/or museum collections preferred.
Working knowledge of manuscript/archival processing and cataloging
Working knowledge of early American history
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.
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