Project Manager

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Created: August 31, 2013


Position Information
Job Requisition # P-1161
Date Opened 8/26/2013
Posting Title Project Manager
Position Type Management, Full Time
Department Media Library and Archives
Classification Type Project Contract
Project Length (in weeks) 52

Department Overview
The Media Library and Archives (MLA) establishes the policies and procedures for the access, acquisition, intellectual control, and preservation of WGBH’s physical media and digital production and administrative departments.

The MLA also plays a significant role for the Foundation writing, managing and collaborating with partners on federally funded and foundation funded grant projects, with a focus on providing better access and technology to the Foundation and outside entities, as it pertains to the vast collection of materials in the MLA archives.

Project Overview
The American Archive (AA) initiative is a partnership between WGBH and the Library of Congress (LOC) foremost, to preserve and make accessible, as much as possible, the legacy and archives of public media across America. Public Media is defined as content (TV and radio broadcasts) produced by stations, individuals and, producers for the American public, often funded by federal money. The AA initiative will maintain and preserve the 40,000 hours of digital Public Media materials and the 2.5 million inventory records that were funded by CPB through prior American Archive grant projects. The first 2 years of this project will be to oversee the completion of the digitizing project being performed by an outside digitization vendor and the development of the Asset Management System (AMS) that is being performed by another outside technology vendor, as well as managing all project deliverables to the LOC and WGBH. In addition, the Project Manager will be selecting 5,000 hours of digital files to be delivered to the outside digitization vendor, and working closely with stations to make sure that delivery is made on a timely basis.

It will include the migration of the digital preservation files from the digitization vendor to the LOC and the migration of the AMS system, data and the proxy files to WGBH. For WGBH, the Project Manager will oversee this migration and manage the transfer of the system and proxy files, making sure WGBH is ready to accept the website and able to serve the proxies to the stations.

During this 2 year CPB funded grant period, the Project Manager would:
1) begin outreach to stations to get a sense of how we might make the proxies accessible to the public, 2) encourage the stations to continue to enhance their archiving activities,
3) begin to strategize on a fundraising plan to sustain the archive,
4) begin to develop an AA advisory group, and
5) work closely with the LOC to assure the long term sustaining and governance of the AA is achievable, and
6) include the continued development of PBCore (the metadata standard/dictionary developed for public media). This will include outreach to the PBCore community in order to strategize new direction, development and to coordinate changes across the community.

Position Overview
• Coordinate with the LOC for policy, meetings, strategy, outreach
• Oversee the remaining outside vendor contracts/ projects
• Assure they are on target for meeting all deliverables
• Manage the transfer of the AMS system
• Oversee the establishment of the AMS to ensure it gets up and running with the associated proxies at WGBH
• Coordinate and select the 5,000 hours of digital files that need to be included in the collection
• Manage the delivery of born digital files to the digitization vendor on or before schedule
• Conduct outreach with the stations who participated in the American Archive Inventory Project
• Reach out to other players in the public media community as we try to grow the overall collection and build sustainability of the project, well into the future
• Provide strategic input to the future planning, policies and direction in coordination with the LOC project team
• Assist with the development of fundraising and grant opportunities
• Manage the development of PBCore; working with WGBH and others in the community.

Skills Required
• Knowledge of metadata standards and metadata formats especially - PBCore, xml, and Premis
• Knowledge of public media – history, culture, etc.
• Knowledge of and experience with digital media – and production workflow
• Organized, able to juggle multiple tasks
• Self motivated and takes initiative and illustrates leadership
• Detail oriented
• Able to work well with others, handle difficult situations and difficult people
• Passionate about the public media and archive mission
• Good communication skills both written and verbal
• Knowledge of web based access for video – tools, can work with developers, etc.

This position is listed on the WGBH Boston Careers Page.

Source: A&A Listserv


Published: Saturday, August 31, 2013 13:16 UTC

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