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.
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
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