Digital Librarian / Project Manager(April 27, 2021)
Position Title - Digital Librarian / Project Manager
Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.) - Director of Curatorial and Preservation Affairs
Position Type - Part-time term
Benefits - Yes
Hourly wage range - $20-$25
Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) in New Paltz, New York, seeks to fill the position of DigitalLibrarian/Project Manager (DL/PM). The successful candidate will coordinate and manage the day-to-day workflow of a multi-year digitization project funded by the National Endowment for Humanities. The project focuses on the early documents of New Paltz, an important colonial settlement in New York’s majestic and historic mid-Hudson Valley, drawing on HHS own archival holdings, as well as early documents in the collection of the Town of New Paltz, the Reformed Church of New Paltz, and the Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection of the Elting Memorial Library. The focus of this job will be to process and digitize specific collections identified in the grant. The DL/PM will report to the HHS Director of Curatorial and Preservation Affairs (Project Director) and work closely with the HHS Archivist and project partner staff, as needed.
Travel: The position requires some travel using personal vehicle between New Paltz and Philadelphia to meet with vendors (up to four times per year). These trips will likely be shared with other project staff. A valid driver license and proof of insurance required. Travel costs, meals, and lodging to be reimbursed.
Physical demands: The responsibilities of the job will be performed mostly at the HHS site in New Paltz, with occasional trips to nearby partner organizations. The physical demands of the HHS and partner organizations’ sites require the ability to walk up and down stairs and ramps and sometimes on uneven
ground. The project requires the ability to lift 20 lbs. and otherwise function in a typical office environment.
Position details: This grant-funded, three-year position is part-time (24 hours per week, flexible days during weekdays). Compensation is $2,500 a month. The grant period begins June 2021 and ends May 2024. The position may be extended if additional grant funding allows.
Applications encouraged by May 1, 2021. In a single PDF file via email, please send cover letter, resume, and list of three academic and/job related references to: Josephine Bloodgood, Director of Curatorial and Preservation Affairs email@example.com (no phone calls please)