Digital Project Manager

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Created: January 14, 2014


The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley’s culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic, political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: January 21, 2014

Departmental Overview
The UC Berkeley Library provides scholarly information to all faculty and students in the support of the University's research and instruction mission.  The Library Applications & Publishing Group (LAP) provides technical support for Library, including developing, purchasing and/or supporting all types of hardware platforms and software applications.  LAP has primary responsibility for supporting and building UC Berkeley Library’s Integrated Library System (ILS), Digital Library, and web presence.   

The UC Berkeley Library is a leader in the investigation and implementation of advanced digital library services.  Areas of current work include scalable digital library system architectures, developing efficient methods for creating digital library content, the long-term preservation of digital materials, and standards for digital objects, digitization, and archival collection descriptions. The Web Publishing Group (WPG) supports digital library activities by providing managerial and technical analysis, writing programs to create digital content, writing, enhancing, and maintaining tools to publish, create, and manage digital objects, and training staff for projects that add content to our digital library.

This position will be both project manager and producer of digital images. They will be working on digital projects from conception to implementation, including the creation of digital images, working with vendors, etc.
  • Project management of multiple small to medium digital projects.
  • Produce and review statistics to inform decision relating to digital collections.
  • Document, analyze, and communicate about problems and enhancement requests.
  • Maintain existing digital projects.
  • Perform digital image capture from a range of Library materials to very exacting standards, consistently and productively, using advanced equipment and techniques.
  • Handle rare and or fragile originals skillfully to prevent damage.
  • Organize and inspect captured image files, and deliver files and related technical metadata to next stage of workflow.
  • Communicate and coordinate with other team members and clients.
  • May serve as workleader for other production staff or student employees.
Required Qualifications
  • Must be able to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner with both technical and non-technical staff.
  • Must be self motivated, work independently or as part of a team, able to learn quickly, meet deadlines and demonstrate problem solving skills.
  • Working knowledge of project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle, as well as managing resources, scope, and schedule.
  • Ability to function effectively in an environment of competing priorities, balancing important tasks, urgent tasks, and ongoing maintenance.
  • Ability to monitor project work flow on multiple projects simultaneously from commencement to completion.
  • Understanding of image capture production methods and equipment and ability to use this information to troubleshoot the most complex systems.
  • Attention to detail and very good organizational skills.
  • Excellent fine-motor coordination, e.g., to handle fragile paper-based originals.
  • Excellent photographic skills: camera and lighting setup, alignment, composing, focus, exposure, Photoshop, Adobe Camera Raw.
  • Flatbed scanning skills: file formats, capture resolution, color management.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience managing cross-functional project teams.
  • Knowledge of digital library projects.
  • Experience in a higher education environment.
  • Knowledge of computer, audio and video technology.
  • Experience working with rare archival materials.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent certification.
  • Experience with archival image capture projects in a production environment: image capture; file processing and metadata collection; quality control.
  • Specialized related technical knowledge such as: creating and judging ICC color profiles; application of FADGI guidelines; applications of JPEG2000 format; bulk calibrated conversion of camera raw files.
  • Specialized related photographic skills such as: specialized lighting techniques; positive conversion of scans from photographic negatives.
Salary & Benefits
Monthly: $4,250 -$6,308.33   Annual: $51,000 - $75,700

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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