Hartford, CT: PT DUAP Project Manager (term), Connecticut Historical

Job Opening Title: DUAP Project Manager

Employer Name: Connecticut Historical Society

Job Location: Hartford, CT

Application Deadline: January 26, 2019

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The Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford, CT is seeking qualified applicants to manage and coordinate the creation of two administrative data modules that will work in concert with the Connecticut Digital Archive. This is a part-time, one year, contract position, working approximately 20 hours per week Monday-Friday between 9am and 5pm. The contract amount (determined by candidate’s experience) will be between $47,000 – $53,000.

General Description: The DUAP (Digital Universal Access Project) Project Manager will support the development, production and testing of two Islandora modules that work in concert with the Connecticut Digital Archive (CTDA). The incumbent in this position will serve as the liaison between CHS staff and CHS’s vendor, DiscoveryGarden. The ideal candidate should have knowledge of digital repositories, Drupal and Islandora and be familiar with museum registration needs.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The incumbent’s specific duties include but are not limited to:
• Working with CHS staff to refine the list of requirements for modules
• Communicating CHS’s system requirements to vendor
• Working with CHS team members to provide information to vendor in a timely manner
• Coordinate meetings and phone calls between CHS, DiscoveryGarden and other vendors.
• Ensuring the project progresses according to schedule
• Monitoring the scope of the project to ensure it stays within budget
• Working with CHS’s IT vendor to ensure all products being developed work together with CHS’s systems
• Communicating with CTDA staff to ensure modules will work with system
• Working with the team to develop workflows for entering information in to the system
• Create handbook and train CHS staff on using the system and best practices
• Ensuring all of CHS’s pilot collections are entered in to the system by March, 2020
• Carrying out such other CHS-related duties and responsibilities as may arise from time to time

Qualifications: The incumbent should be an individual with superior people skills, along with proven project management and organizational skills who is capable of working on a variety of tasks simultaneously. S/he should be able to successfully work with a broad cross section of individuals.

Specific qualifications for the position include:
• An understanding of how digital repositories work
• The ability to understand complex technological concepts and to explain them to non-experts.
• Ability to identify and explain the museum’s needs to the vendor.
• Familiar with the registration needs of museum and/or library
• An ability to work cooperatively with others
• Flexibility and excellent time management skills
• Valid driver’s license
• Knowledge of digital asset management software and computer programs including Drupal, Islandora, The Museum System, and Koha

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and three references to Andrea Rapacz, Director of Exhibitions & Collections at andrea_rapacz@chs.org.

Application Deadline: January 26, 2019

Website: www.chs.org/jobs