This is a grant-funded, limited duration position, expected to last for two
years, pending funding availability. The position is
anticipated at .90 FTE, or 36 hours/week. There is a
possibility that the position may increase to full-time in the future,
depending on needs, funding, and performance.
The University of Oregon Libraries' Digital Scholarship Center (DSC)
collaborates with faculty and students to transform research and scholarly
communication using new media and digital technologies.
Based on a foundation of access, sharing, and preservation, the DSC provides
digital asset management, digital preservation, training, consultations, and
tools for digital scholarship.
The Oregon Digital Newspaper Program (ODNP) is an initiative to digitize
historic Oregon newspaper content and make it freely available to the public
through a keyword-searchable online database. The initial
phases of the program concentrated on newspapers published between 1860 and
1922. Now, in its third phase, ODNP has made approximately
half a million Oregon newspaper pages available online, and will add at least
100,000 additional pages between 2013-2015.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The ODNP Project Manager will: manage day-to-day workflow of the Oregon
National Digital Newspaper Program grant (from the National Endowment for the
Humanities); promote and provide outreach by developing education packages and
presentations using Oregon digital newspapers, promoting resources at regional
educational, library and historic association conferences and meetings, making
site visits to local K-12 schools, historical societies, and public libraries;
prepare interim and final grant reports with the Project Director, manage
vendor invoices and grant budget reports, and conduct assessment and
evaluation, including user studies. The position will
supervise 1.0 classified employee and several student
workers. Reports to the Head, Digital Scholarship Center
and Project Director.
Required: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university;
demonstrated experience researching newspapers; demonstrated knowledge of
digitization best practices; experience with XML; experience developing
outreach and promotional materials; excellent communication and teaching
skills; demonstrated project management experience; demonstrated
organizational skills; and a high level of competence with computer
systems. The successful candidate will support and enhance
a diverse learning and working environment and may be required to successfully
complete a background check. Desired: Experience with grant
administration; supervisory experience; experience with assessment; degree in
history, folklore, journalism or related field.
Salary and Benefits:
Minimum salary begins at $45,000 per year for full-time ($40,500 per year for
.90 FTE) and will be commensurate with experience. The UO
offers a generous benefits package (see: http://hr.uoregon.edu/benefits).
This is limited duration position expected to last two years, works 12 months
out of the year, 36 hours per week, and is classified as Officer of
Administration. Annual, renewable contracts will be
provided, pending funding availability and satisfactory performance.
To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials by November
1, 2013. Position will remain open until filled.
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