Digital Preservation and Scholarship (DPS) Project Manager

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Created: March 6, 2015


Rhodes College invites applications for a Digital Preservation and Scholarship (DPS) Project Manager. The DPS Project Manager will be a member of our Digital Preservation and Scholarship (DPS) Team, which provides planning and support services for College programs and projects in the areas of innovative pedagogies, engaged scholarship, and digital preservation and access. Services provided by the person in this position fall into 3 categories: (1) discovery and research, (2) project planning, management and assessment, and (3) working on project teams as technical lead.

Co-lead the project portfolio management team, overseeing workflows and resource deployment for ongoing digital assets/digital scholarship projects as well as prioritizing and scheduling new projects;

Supervise student teams involved in projects, and train/deploy student workers throughout the College to provide support (e.g. transcription, web application development, processing digital assets) for projects;

Collaborate with faculty, staff, students and community partners to develop outreach programming connected to our digital collections and projects;

Provide technical support for projects, including metadata schema design and implementation, strategy development for existing digital archives, and maintaining inter-operability among systems;

Assess new and emerging pedagogical trends and technologies and report findings;

Identify resources, vendors and/or partners to provide services for projects, focusing in particular on collaborative opportunities that build capacity;

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree in any field that supports an understanding of and engagement with information and systems that support teaching and learning, and academic research. ML(I)S or advanced degree strongly preferred. The successful candidate will work well with both colleagues and community partners, and thrive on learning new tools and strategies and on re-conceptualizing problems in the context of multiple perspectives. We are seeking a candidate with strong technical skills in supporting digital repositories and web-based application development. Also required are a minimum of three years of experience working with digital collections; a background in digital humanities, instructional technology or related field; demonstrated successful experiences in collaborative/team working environments; project management experience; highly developed oral and written communication skills; demonstrate an aptitude for being flexible and adaptable; and a commitment to the mission of Rhodes College. Please apply online at Submit a letter of application, resume or CV, and the names and email addresses of three references.
Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision.

Rhodes College values an inclusive and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce.


Published: Friday, March 6, 2015 10:26 UTC

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