Software Preservation Program Manager

New Haven, CT
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Created: June 22, 2017


Software Preservation Program Manager

Yale University Library

New Haven, CT

Requisition:  44250BR


Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

Position Focus: Reporting to the Digital Preservation Manager, the Software Preservation Program Manager is responsible for growing and overseeing the implementation of software preservation and emulation related infrastructure and services within the University. A core focus of the Program Manager’s work will be contributing to the development of one or more grant applications for growing software preservation and emulation infrastructure and services within the university. The Program Manager will also contribute significantly to the management of the Software Preservation Network (SPN) including exploring and/or planning for the potential transition of SPN from decentralized hosting to institutional hosting at Yale. A secondary responsibility of the role will be to oversee the implementation of the Emulation as a Service (EaaS) Technology for use in providing access to general collections materials within the Library System. The Program Manager will also undertake communications and outreach activities related to software preservation, emulation and the Software Preservation Network both within the Library and the University and within the wider national and international stakeholder communities. Additionally, the Program Manager will become proficient with Yale’s project management tools, services and methodologies.

The Digital Preservation Manager is motivated to identify a successful candidate as quickly as possible.  Interested job seekers are encouraged to submit their applications for immediate consideration.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

·         Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Four years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

·         Demonstrated ability with digital preservation. Background/knowledge related to software preservation.

·         Strong oral and written communication skills.

·         Demonstrated ability to work with distributed groups of stakeholders.

·         Demonstrated ability presenting to large and small audiences.

·         Demonstrated project management skills.

The University and the Library

The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at

The Preservation Department

Yale University Library’s Preservation Department, started in 1971, is one of the oldest in the country. It has strong administrative support and has played a major role in the development of the preservation field. The Department has system-wide responsibilities and consists of units covering conservation of special and circulating collections as well as exhibition preparation; reformatting of special collections materials and circulating materials; mass deacidification; and staff and user-education and consultation on wide variety of preservation concerns.

Digital Preservation is part of the work of the Preservation Department, which is responsible for supporting the Library's mission by ensuring continued access to collections through proactive stewardship, specialized expertise, and collaboration with partners at Yale and other institutions.

Salary and Benefits

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

How to Apply

Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at


Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

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Published: Monday, June 26, 2017 18:07 UTC

Last updated: Monday, June 26, 2017 18:07 UTC