History Colorado Center
This is a 4-months limited-term position with the possibility of an annual renewal of the grant.
History Colorado seeks a knowledgeable, resourceful, and collaborative individual for the position of Project Manager. The Project Manager will coordinate activities for the proposed, multi-year grant project, Colorado Digital Newspaper Project. In this project, History Colorado will digitize approximately 150 reels of microfilmed Colorado newspapers in their entirety and make them available through the Library of Congress's Chronicling America website (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/) and the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org).
Additional Info & Requirements
Under the supervision of the Curator of Archives at History Colorado, the Project Manager will coordinate the day-to-day operations of the Colorado Digital Newspaper Project. The Project Manager will ensure microfilm selected for the project meets required technical specifications and will work with the digitization vendor to prepare metadata for newspaper titles and reels selected for digitization. The Project Manager will also review and validate digital files received from the digitization vendor and maintain a database to track the movement of microfilm and digital files.
The individual in this position will serve as the primary contact with staff at the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection, the Colorado State Library, digitization vendors and the Library of Congress, arranging schedules for duplication of microfilm, digitization of microfilm and delivery of digital files. Additionally, the Project Manager will assist in producing reports, researching and writing newspaper title histories, and promoting the digital newspaper collection. The Project Manager will also travel to Washington D.C. annually to represent Colorado at National Digital Newspaper Program meetings.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
Required qualifications: Master's degree in library or information science from an ALA accredited program; one year of experience in a library or archives setting; experience with digitization processes; an understanding of microfilm to digital conversion processes; demonstrated knowledge of metadata practices and standards.
- Demonstrated experience researching newspapers
- Demonstrated project management experience
- Coursework in or knowledge of Colorado history
- Experience with XML
- Knowledge of METS
- Works with volunteers and interns
If you are considering a career opportunity with the goal of making a difference, consider joining the dedicated people at History Colorado. Our professionals inspire generations to find wonder and meaning in our past and to engage in creating a better Colorado. The History Colorado Center is a location convenient to downtown shopping, restaurants, and cultural facilities in the Golden Triangle district. In addition to a great location, we offer fantastic benefits including:
Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401K and 457 plans
Medical and dental health plans
Employer supplemented Health Savings Account
Paid life insurance
Short- and long-term disability coverage
10 paid holidays per year plus 12 hours of vacation and 6.66 hours of sick leave a month
Free RTD EcoPass (Denver Metro locations)
BenefitHub state employee discount program
CafeWell employee wellness program
Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training and more
HISTORY COLORADO has a strong commitment to diversity and cultural competence. We welcome responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.