Digital Project Manager
University of California, Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic
teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a
perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and
social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's
culture of openness, freedom and acceptance--academic and artistic, political
and cultural--make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.
Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a
high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and
students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley,
candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: January 21, 2014
The UC Berkeley Library provides scholarly information to all faculty and
students in the support of the University's research and instruction
mission. The Library Applications & Publishing Group (LAP)
provides technical support for Library, including developing, purchasing
and/or supporting all types of hardware platforms and software
applications. LAP has primary responsibility for supporting
and building UC Berkeley Library's Integrated Library System (ILS), Digital
Library, and web
The UC Berkeley Library is a leader in the investigation and implementation of
advanced digital library services. Areas of current work
include scalable digital library system architectures, developing efficient
methods for creating digital library content, the long-term preservation of
digital materials, and standards for digital objects, digitization, and
archival collection descriptions. The Web Publishing Group (WPG) supports
digital library activities by providing managerial and technical analysis,
writing programs to create digital content, writing, enhancing, and
maintaining tools to publish, create, and manage digital objects, and training
staff for projects that add content to our digital library.
This position will be both project manager and producer of digital images.
They will be working on digital projects from conception to implementation,
including the creation of digital images, working with vendors, etc.
* Project management of multiple small to medium digital projects.
* Produce and review statistics to inform decision relating to digital collections.
* Document, analyze, and communicate about problems and enhancement requests.
* Maintain existing digital projects.
* Perform digital image capture from a range of Library materials to very exactingstandards, consistently and productively, using advanced equipment and techniques.
* Handle rare and or fragile originals skillfully to prevent damage.
* Organize and inspect captured image files, and deliver files and related technicalmetadata to next stage of workflow.
* Communicate and coordinate with other team members and clients.
* May serve as workleader for other production staff or student employees.
* Must be able to communicate technical information in a clear and concise mannerwith both technical and non-technical staff.
* Must be self motivated, work independently or as part of a team, able to learnquickly, meet deadlines and demonstrate problem solving skills.
* Working knowledge of project management approaches, tools and phases of theproject lifecycle, as well as managing resources, scope, and schedule.
* Ability to function effectively in an environment of competing priorities, balancingimportant tasks, urgent tasks, and ongoing maintenance.
* Ability to monitor project work flow on multiple projects simultaneously fromcommencement to completion.
* Understanding of image capture production methods and equipment and ability touse this information to troubleshoot the most complex systems.
* Attention to detail and very good organizational skills.
* Excellent fine-motor coordination, e.g., to handle fragile paper-based originals.
* Excellent photographic skills: camera and lighting setup, alignment, composing,focus, exposure, Photoshop, Adobe Camera Raw.
* Flatbed scanning skills: file formats, capture resolution, color management.
* Experience managing cross-functional project teams.
* Knowledge of digital library projects.
* Experience in a higher education environment.
* Knowledge of computer, audio and video technology.
* Experience working with rare archival materials.
* Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent certification.
* Experience with archival image capture projects in a production environment:image capture; file processing and metadata collection; quality control.
* Specialized related technical knowledge such as: creating and judging ICC color profiles; application of FADGI guidelines; applications of JPEG2000 format; bulk calibrated conversion of camera raw files.
* Specialized related photographic skills such as: specialized lighting techniques; positive conversion of scans from photographic negatives.
Salary & Benefits
Monthly: $4,250 -$6,308.33 Annual:
$51,000 - $75,700
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
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