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