Archival Collections Project Manager, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston MA

Job Description:

The part time Archival Collections Project Manager (ACPM) will lead, manage, and coordinate complex activities related to registering, inventorying, tracking, moving, processing and storing collections. The Archival Collections Project Manager will also: prepare statistical data, budget reports, spending projections and other documents as appropriate; maintain up-to-date and accurate records in library collections control database; work cooperatively with other library staff to set general policies and procedures for efficient workflow and collaborative project work; resolve issues encountered with vendors, workflow, and other administrative processes; assist in administrative aspects of grant-proposal development; assist in implementation of grant-funded programs and projects in the areas of logistics, resource management and reporting; serve as liaison with administrative departments and functions on campus as they relate to library projects; manage student, interns and volunteer workers' schedules, workspaces, equipment, task assignments and provide quality control oversight; record information about the movement, condition and preservation of unique collections; make effective use of sophisticated information management systems to monitor collection status, movement and condition; assess space, collections and storage requirements as part of space and strategic planning for the department; oversee delivery and documentation related to materials submitted to outsourced digitization services; digitize images and documents as needed to support archival functions and store according to archival best practices; monitor, oversee and routinely report on environmental conditions related to the health of archival collections; plan short, medium and long-term space usage for library collections and functions; oversee orderly re-location of collections, as needed, to meet departmental goals and space considerations; manage Library's exhibit gallery scheduling , communications, publicity and mounting of exhibits;



Bachelor's degree; Master's degree preferred. Experience in archives or museum environment. Experience in storage, handling, preservation of archival materials. Demonstrated experience in successful project planning in a complex environment.

  •                              Knowledge of archival best practices in collections storage and preservation;
  •                              Ability to communicate and convey ideas clearly, both verbally and in writing;
  •                              Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment;
  •                              Ability to meet project deadlines;
  •                              Ability to lift, move, carry and push items weighing up to 50 pounds;
  •                              Ability to work in environmental conditions that may include exposure to heat; cold;      dust; noise, mold;
  •                              Valid driver's license and ability to travel;
  •                              Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, subordinates and superiors.


Additional Information:

UMass Boston provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment. Among the procedures which may be used to select personnel to fill vacant positions are review of work experience, reference checks, and interviews. All appointments and promotions will be effective on a Sunday.


Application Instructions:

Please apply online with your resume, cover letter and list of three professional references.

  •                               Professional. Union. Benefited.
  •                               Part time, 50% time. Grade 30.
  •                               Normal Hiring Range: $21,107.50-$23,086.
  •                               State funded.
  •                               Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date.

Closing date for applications: January 17, 2014

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