Thursday, March 11, 2010

Grateful Dead Archive Project Manager

UC Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA

Grateful Dead Archive Project Manager

JOB #1002488

Full Salary Range: $5,000 - $9,000/monthly.
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.

Reporting to the University Librarian, the incumbent provides management of the entire Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant funded project, Virtual Terrapin Station: Blending Traditional and Socially Created Archives for Research, Teaching, and Cultural Enrichment. The Project Manager will be a member of the Grateful Dead Archive team and will be directly responsible for the planning, coordination, design, and execution of the archive exhibition website and community web publishing platform. The Project Manager will oversee communication with the IMLS (the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a grant-making federal agency) including interim and final reports. The Grateful Dead Archive is a multimillion dollar collection that has sparked international interest. This position is responsible for overseeing the creation and implementation of the "Virtual Terrapin Station" that will incorporate digitized content from the archive plus materials contributed from the Deadhead community. Specific responsibilities include the development of a detailed project plan to design the website, digitize material for it, build a rights tracking function, and oversee the development of software to enable the exchange of information between library systems. The Project Manager has responsibility for the timely and successful distribution of over $1.4 million dollars comprised of the original IMLS grant and matching Library funds according to strict rules and deadlines per the general terms and conditions of the grant.

Under general direction of the University Librarian, the Project Manager formulates policy for the project administration and establishes the methods used to attain the goals of the technology project.

Qualifications include:
•Professional degree from a library school or other appropriate degree or equivalent experience in one or more fields relevant to library services

•At least 2-3 years of progressive experience working on digital library team projects in a leadership role, including substantive experience with archival materials in an academic or research library environment

•Demonstrated broad knowledge of project management concepts, practices, standards and processes

•Demonstrated ability to identify key issues critical to the success of a desired product or outcome and develop recommendations and justification for the most productive course of action

•Ability to quickly research and collect pertinent information from related reports and knowledgeable persons, to integrate essential information, and use that information to define and test options and alternatives

Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 03/21/2010

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To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site ( ) on or before the initial review date. Computers are available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources office located at 1201 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz. For further information or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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