Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Department: IT Department
Reports To: Edwin Wolf 2nd Director
Job Type: Full-Time (35 hours)
Close: Open until filled
The Library Company of Philadelphia seeks a versatile and service-oriented Systems Manager to implement multiple strategic projects to improve the Library Company’s information systems.
The Systems Manager maintains organizational efficiency and security of all local systems including, but not limited to, the local area network (LAN), backup and storage infrastructure onsite and in the cloud, digital repository, integrated library system (ILS), online resources, office technologies, and event audio/visual hardware.
The Library Company has several projects pending in the next 3-5 years that will directly involve the Systems Manager, including:
Migration to a new ILS
Implementation of a circulation module
Implementation of a new visitor registration system
Implementation of Windows 365
Integration of Salesforce and Quickbooks
Review and evaluation of all Library Company systems
Essential Job Functions
Develops and prioritizes long-term projects to ensure continuing compatibility and interoperability of systems
Ensures consistency and sustainability of existing hardware and software by creating, maintaining, and communicating standards/procedures for implementing technical solutions
Ensures day-to-day operation of the library’s IT infrastructure such as its LAN networks, data backup, disaster mitigation, e-mail, remote connections, phones, servers and PCs
Liaises with users, operations, and programming personnel in the areas of systems design and implementation, modifications or trouble shooting
Works with library staff to ensure digital assets are secure, accessible, and meet accepted archival standards for long term stewardship
Stays abreast of emerging technologies and best practices
Degree in Computer Science, Library and Information Science, or a related field
Project management certification, or experience with managing multiple projects
2+ years of management experience
Advanced knowledge of server architecture, business networks and security
Experience with system migration projects
Excellent knowledge of technical management, information analysis, and computer hardware/software systems
Strong communication, writing, and analytical skills
Knowledge of, or experience in, special collections or academic libraries
Records management experience
This is a full-time (35 hour/week) exempt position. Some evening and weekend work is expected.
Must be able to work at a computer/desk for extended periods of time and lift up to 20lbs. Some bending and kneeling required. Job entails exposure to fragile, rare historic materials and occasional exposure to high levels of various allergens that sometimes accompany them, including but not limited to photographic chemicals, dry rot, mold, mites, and dust.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The Library Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from diverse candidates.
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