Digital Humanities Project Director

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Created: July 3, 2014


Manage existing and anticipated digital humanities initiatives at the Library, including the ongoing Blue Mountain Project, the German Modernism Project, the Slavic Visual Resources Project, and others.

Work with librarians and curators, the Coordinator of Digital Initiatives, the Digital Studio, cataloging and preservation units, and researchers, vendors and partners, to ensure timely, efficient development of these projects, fostering communication among team members and stakeholders, resolving projects, coordinating input, tracking deliverables, managing budgets and preparing reports, and other related tasks.

Establishes and implements an effective approach for Princeton's use of docWorks digital conversion software, and oversees training and supervision for in-house processing as well as coordinating the work of outside vendors and institutional partners. Also provides support for the Digital Humanities Center, helping to address the project management needs of its faculty and students by assembling and making available project management resources and tools and information about funding opportunities.

Essential Qualifications
- MA or PhD in a humanities or digital humanities field
- Minimum two years experience in digital humanities project management
- Minimum two years experience working in an academic research library
- Experience with docWorks software
- Experience supervising staff
- Experience writing grants
- Reading knowledge of French, German and Russian
- Demonstrated success in project planning, execution, monitoring and reporting; and translating project goals and requirements into concrete tasks and deliverables
- Knowledge of traditional and emerging bibliographic, cataloging, and metadata standards and practices
- Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills; organizational, analytical, time management and communication (oral and written) skills
- Permission to work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications
- Experience identifying and vetting potential digital humanities project partners
- Experience coordinating geographically-distributed multi-institutional projects
- Experience managing project budgets
- MLS from ALA-accredited library/information science graduate program
- Experience with a variety of project management tools and methodologies
- Demonstrated initiative and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
- Familiarity with a variety digital research methodologies and tools

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