Project Manager, Archival Systems, New York University Libraries, New York NY

NYU Division of Libraries is currently seeking a Project Manager for Archival Systems. Reporting to the Manager, Digital Publication and Access, Digital Library Technology Services, this role will lead New York University Libraries' efforts to complete three major initiatives:

 

  • Migration from the Archivists' Toolkit software to ArchivesSpace, an open-source web application to manage descriptive information for archives, manuscripts, and digital objects
  • Redesign the archival discovery portal, including presentation and discovery of archival materials
  • Implementation of Aeon, an online request system designed for special collections and archives.

 

This will be a two-year, fixed-term position.  

 

Qualifications:

 

Required Education & Experience:

  • MLIS, MS, or MA with concentration in archival administration, or equivalent experience.  
  • Management skills in complex environments, including the ability to create and implement project plans and schedules, develop system design documents, establish high performance standards, and deliver quality results.  
  • Min 3 years of technical project management experience in a cultural heritage or research library setting.
  • Management skills in complex environments, including the ability to create and implement project plans and schedules, develop system design documents, establish high performance standards, and deliver quality results.  

 

Preferred Education & Experience:

  • Experience with open source archives management software desired.  
  • Training in project management.
  • Experience with user testing or user-centered design.
  • Experience with vendor software design planning and deployment.
  • Experience working in public services in a research library or archives.
  • Experience installing and maintaining enterprise applications, such as WordPress, Omeka, or Open Journal
  • Experience providing training or workshops and/or presenting in scholarly venues  

 

New York University Libraries:

Libraries at New York University serve the school's 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU's vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and "portal campuses" in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai. New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf

To Apply:
Application and resume must include a cover letter that reflects how your experience fits the position description.

 

For more information about working at NYU and to apply, visit our website at:

www.nyucareers.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=57924  

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