Job Opening Title: Audiovisual Preservation Project Manager
Employer Name: George Blood, LP
Job Location: Fort Washington, PA
Application Deadline: Rolling
Salary Range: starts at 52,000
Link to job posting: https://www.georgeblood.com/jobs
Years of experience required: 1-2
Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Project Manager
About George Blood LP
Located in Fort Washington, PA, just outside of Philadelphia, George Blood LP is a nationally recognized provider of audiovisual digitization services. For over 30 years we have served institutions large and small, as well as individuals, who are looking to preserve their original media for generations to come. From our unwavering commitment to quality control and support for over 200 different formats, to our shared research findings and participation in standards writing, we are active in all areas of long-term preservation and access. We work with audio, video, film and data and over 1.25 million media have been entrusted to the care of our staff of archivists, engineers, maintenance, and information professionals.
Project Manager Position
The Project Manager is a key team member, responsible for managing a portfolio of projects which includes planning, coordination, and implementation of each project within the scope of client-driven budgets, timelines, and quality expectations. They also effectively monitor and present project updates to relevant stakeholders, clients, or project team members.
As our project managers are the primary point of contact between George Blood LP and the institutions we interact with, the ideal candidate brings excellent people skills combined with project management experience. If you are an information professional with a passion for preserving audiovisual media and strong project management experience, we encourage you to apply. This position offers the right candidate a unique opportunity to be immersed in a resource-rich environment at a fast-growing company. This position is a career accelerator that can move you from entry level positions to management positions.
Communicate with clients through life of project to manage client expectations, provide updates and provide superior customer service
Manage preservation projects from inception to completion; working directly with upper management
Create and review proposals and contracts to understand the scope and budget for implementation
Create project plans with timelines and milestones for internal production teams
Monitor project deliverables, including shipments, metadata, and quality control for timely completion
Update relevant stakeholders and team members on project progress
Monitor progress against project budget and create client invoices
Collaborate with the multiple departments responsible for project execution
Work with staff programmers to develop tools for managing media and metadata
Coach and support colleagues as needed to foster ongoing project progression
Proactively address potential obstacles to keep projects on track; make recommendations to improve process and quality control as needed
Education and Skills
Master’s degree in Library or Information Science preferred, or comparable work experience
Experience in audiovisual archives, data migration, or digitization preferred
Experience with metadata, spreadsheets, and data cleanup
Strong leadership and problem-solving skills
Strong time-management and organizational skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work and remain positive in a fast paced environment
Ability to be flexible and work on multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to handle a high volume, process- and deadline-driven environment
Ability to work independently and with a team
A desire to learn and grow on the job
$52,000 salary, or more, commensurate with experience
This position can be partially remote, with one day a week allotted to working from home once set up
Eligible for company’s benefits package, including company-sponsored medical insurance (Aetna); voluntary SIMPLE-IRA contributions with matching; and PTO, as well as company holidays.
The opportunity and funding to attend conferences in the field, such as SAA, AMIA, etc.
All staff are required to be vaccinated and boosted. Masks are optional for those in their own spaces, and encouraged for all shared spaces.