Digital Project Manager - Northern Michigan University (3/4/2021)

Northern Michigan University is seeking applications for a Digital Project Manager. The position will be primarily responsible for creating and implementing workflows and procedures to enable the effective acquisition, description, access, management, and preservation of a broad range of analog and born-digital content. Oversee and monitor all aspects of digital project work, including digitization of original materials, description of materials according to accepted metadata and collection level description standards, and online publication of digital objects. Hire, train, and supervise three undergraduate student assistants. Assist the project director and the UPLINK Board of Directors in publicizing and promoting UPLINK, including training network members in basic processing of historical manuscript collections.

Minimum qualifications: Master’s Degree in ALA accredited Information Science, Library Science, Archival Science, or related field.

The targeted salary range: $41,000-$44,000

Required knowledge/skills/abilities: Possess or ability to obtain a valid motor vehicle operator's license within the first two weeks of employment. Demonstrated familiarity with digital imaging and metadata standards and practices. Experience processing archival analog collections.

Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously, successfully balance competing priorities, and work with inflexible deadlines. Ability to work comfortably with minimal supervision. Possess good interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to effectively contribute to team projects.

The position is a two-year grant term. The schedule is traditionally Monday through Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm with occasional evenings and weekend work required. The targeted salary range: $41,000-$44,000

Northern Michigan University, with 7,900 students and 177 degree programs, is located along the shore of Lake Superior in the vibrant, historic city of Marquette, consistently named a top spot in the nation to raise a family, vacation, and enjoy an excellent quality of life. See more at For a summary of the benefits offered by Northern Michigan University, visit and select administrative professional. Submit NMU staff application, cover letter and resume utilizing our on-line application process by accessing All required application materials must be submitted electronically by March 4, 2021.

NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff.

Posted on 2/17/2021

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