Digital Projects Manager - Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a world-class research and educational institution precisely because the dedicated people who bring their exceptional talent and expertise to work everyday make it not just a wonderful place to work, but truly a magnificent treasure for members and visitors.
The Huntington is committed to broadening access and deepening engagement with our unparalleled collections. Digital technologies are a critical tool for opening up the vibrancy and enduring relevance of wide-ranging library, archival, and visual materials. To that end, we are embarking on an exciting and transformational initiative to scale up and professionalize our digitization and digital asset practices in a holistic and strategic manner. We are forming a new Digital Team, a partnership between the Library and Technology and Information Services, that includes resources in conservation, cataloging and metadata, imaging, project management, and digital asset management. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a dynamic team and exciting new initiative at an early stage.
The Digital Projects Manager will play a central role in building The Huntington's digital library by planning, implementing, and managing digital imaging projects to create digital library resources, including the production, ingest, and maintenance of digital objects and metadata. Will also assist with the analysis and migration of existing digital collections. Works closely with imaging and preservation staff, curators, librarians, and archivists. The successful candidate will have experience in project management, workflow design, budgets, metadata schemas, library best practices, and use of special collections. Reports to the Digital Repository Manager.
Coordinate or help to coordinate activities across multiple departments for multiple digital projects, including materials assessment, conservation treatment, and digital imaging, ensuring that project budgets, schedules, and production goals are met
Assist in the preparation of project proposals and the formulation of project budgets and workplans, maintain necessary project documentation, and produce reports
Assist in troubleshooting project processes and workflows and in resolving problems
Assists with the analysis, enhancement, conversion, and migration of existing digital assets and associated metadata
Other duties as assigned
Other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent advanced degree, preferably with an archives or special collections concentration; or equivalent education or work experience
Demonstrated knowledge of digital project management and the lifecycle of digital assets including creation, ingest, storage, discovery, access, publication and preservation
Excellent project management skills including accuracy, attention to detail, and the ability to adhere to schedules and meet deadlines and budgets
Knowledge of metadata standards, ontologies and controlled vocabularies for describing digital objects and library collections
Knowledge of XML, JSON, and SQL, and digital library applications such as CONTENTdm
Command of standard computer office and database applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and FileMaker Pro
Collaborative and collegial attitude and ability to work productively with diverse stakeholders in a team-oriented environment
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
Two to three years’ experience, or combined education/experience, with digital projects and workflows in a research library or a cultural institution environment
Experience with project management, workflow design, assessment and project improvement
Experience working with library special collections materials
Knowledge of library and/or museum preservation and conservation concerns
Experience costing projects and managing budgets
At The Huntington, we believe that having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices working together will enable us to support and promote the appreciation of the humanities, the arts, and botanical science. The Huntington is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, disability, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal law.