The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Project Manager - Clements Project Manager

Hiring department Briscoe Center
Monthly salary $5,916
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 14-04-21-01-9109
Job Status Deleted
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Terminates on 04/15/2015
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

This position is funded for a period of one year.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


The Clements Project Manager will oversee and coordinate all aspects of a major archival digitization project while adhering to and meeting project milestones.

Essential Functions

Oversee all aspects of the Clements digitization project, including creation of schedule, detailed work/project plan, budget and timeline for creation of project deliverables. Prepare regular reports for stakeholders and Briscoe Center leadership. Supervise project staff, including project researcher/archivist and student workers. Oversee archival survey and research for and creation of biographical essays. Develop criteria for the selection of items to be digitized, incorporating any legal restriction on content. Coordinate the work of Briscoe permanent staff working on the Clements Project writ large, including the digitization projects team, particularly the Digital Archivist and Digital Content Manager. Oversee all aspects of the digitization process to include the following: development and implementation of workflows for digital object creation, creation of high-level metadata for digital objects, production of derivatives, assignment of persistent identifiers to ensure compliance with workflows, conduct OCR and QA of these files. Oversee workflows/API's supporting the ingest of digital objects into the Fedora Repository; and coordination with the UTA Library regarding preservation and back-up of digital objects. Collaborate with project Web Developer/Programer to create new infrastructure environment including the User Interface and Content Management System (Drupal), the middleware and caching of images (Islandora probably through Amazon Web Services); the synchronization of Drupal and Islandora and the backup and preservation services provided by the UTA Libraries (Fedora); and the creation of application programming interfaces (APIs) to support import and export within the new infrastructure. Collaborate with UTA Libraries Assistant Director for IT Architecture and Strategy on the development of cost models for use of UTA Libraries services critical to this project. Create the scope and functional requirements for both the Briscoe Center digital objects and the Clements Papers websites in coordination with the Web Developer/Programer. Oversee work of user testing, ensuring quality control, evaluation and launch of the Briscoe Center and Clements Papers websites.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree with major coursework in the Humanities and Social Sciences with 5 project management years experience. Demonstrated ability to manage projects and tasks in a complex and dynamic environment, and to work effectively with colleagues in different units within an organization. Proven supervisory experience including the establishment of priorities and the organization of workload for self and for project staff and the ability to train in areas related to the objectives of the project. Excellent time management skills with the proven ability to meet deadlines. Successful record of communicating clearly and effectively, in writing and in oral presentations. Direct work experience with digitization projects. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience my be substituted as appropriate.

Skills scores
  • Spelling (score on file)
  • Typing (score on file)
Preferred Qualifications

Master's Degree in Humanities and Social Sciences. Five plus years experience managing a large digitization project, including establishing workflows and processes, creation of metadata schema and preservation of digital objects. Research experience using special collections material. Experience preparing and delivering presentations for a variety of audiences. Focus of study on 20th century political history or 20th century Texas History.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

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