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Wednesday, January 15, 2020 6:59 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

Project Manager-AEON Implementation

(January 15, 2019)

Position Type * Full-time permanent

Benefits *


Salary Range *

$106,000 - $115,000

With a collection that exceeds 46 million items, and a mission to advance knowledge and inspire lifelong learning, the New York Public Library stands as one of the world’s great public research libraries. Its research centers provide opportunities for engagement with in-depth and unique collections, inspirational reading rooms, exhibitions, programs, and a range of research services.

NYPL is seeking an outstanding, experienced Project Manager adept at delivering complex digital projects to support the implementation of Aeon, an access and workflow management software for its special collections. This is a three-year temporary appointment.

Principal Responsibilities

Reporting to the Assistant Director, Research Services, the Project Manager’s responsibilities are to plan, track, communicate across multiple departments and stakeholders, manage vendors and help deliver the project. Specifically, the Project Manager will:

Lead implementation of the Aeon system across all special collections reading rooms

Coordinate a needs analysis and develop detailed project plans

Conduct a workflow analysis in each unit impacted by Aeon implementation

Collaborate with the Digital department to ensure appropriate levels of integration between Aeon and existing library systems

Liaise with public services staff to integrate a user-focused approach to special collections requesting and tracking

Serve as primary contact with Atlas Systems throughout project planning and implementation phases

Develop and coordinate staff training around new systems and services

He or she will also be expected to identify issues proactively, resolve conflicts, escalate if necessary, and build consensus across multiple departments to execute the project. He or she may be called upon to coordinate other collections-related strategic initiatives as required

Required Education & Experience

Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years experience in project management

Project management experience in a large organization delivering technology services, especially customer-facing initiatives

Minimum Qualifications

Ability to drive large-scale projects with cross-functional teams

Solid experience managing customer-facing applications and services

Knowledge of project management methodologies and practices

Excellent facilitation, organizational and time management skills

Experience managing vendor relationships

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including excellent presentation skills

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to lead groups, develop consensus and achieve results

Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office suite, Trello, Slack

Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment

Experience with effective project cost tracking

Preferred Qualifications

PMI certification highly desirable

Master of Library and Information Science or Archival Science

Experience working in a large research library setting

Experience managing and/or implementing Aeon

Knowledge of integrated library systems

Understanding of library or museum special collections management, including access and delivery functions

All team members are expected and encouraged to embody the NYPL Core Values:

Be Helpful to patrons and colleagues

Be Resourceful in solving problems

Be Curious in all aspects of your work

To Apply: Go to https://jobs-nypl.icims.com/jobs/11130/project-manager-aeon-implementation/job

questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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