Digital Humanities Project Manager

Princeton, NJ
May 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Princeton University

The Center for Digital Humanities at Princeton (CDH) seeks a Digital Humanities Project Manager, appointed at the rank of Associate Professional Specialist or more senior. Appointment is for one year with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2017, with renewal contingent on satisfactory performance and continued funding. With proven experience working on DH projects, as well as knowledge of the main DH trends, research tools and technologies, the DH Project Manager supports Princeton faculty and students in the incubation, planning, implementation, and conclusion stages of their projects. They assist with the organization and day-to-day work of CDH projects, coordinating communication, issue-tracking, and resource management among diverse teams of developers, faculty and students, digital humanities experts, librarians, and vendors. The DH Project Manager consults regularly with project teams, problem-solves, tracks documentation, and coordinates events and publicity. They must have expertise in current project management tools and strategies, and help teams choose and implement workflows. The DH Project Manager collaborates with CDH's development and management teams, helping to oversee each project's resource management and progress. They work closely with graduate student Project Managers, and help design and facilitate the monthly professional development seminar. The DH Project Manager consults with the broader CDH community at Princeton, which includes current faculty and student collaborators as well as those seeking assistance in launching new DH projects. As a member of the CDH staff, they are expected to attend staff meetings, offer workshops and attend CDH events. The DH Project Manager helps evaluate CDH project and portfolio management tools and workflows. They contribute to a number of CDH administrative needs, and may coordinate select CDH activities (such as the Reading Group or blog). This position qualifies for 20% R&D time on a project chosen in consultation with the Assistant Director. The DH Project Manager must be highly organized, detail oriented, and have the ability to synthesize complex information. They must have the ability to facilitate successful communication between CDH development and design teams and faculty members. The successful candidate must have experience managing or coordinating diverse teams in academic, deadline-driven research projects, and must be committed to working in a collaborative, team-based environment. This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Applications must be submitted online at: Complete applications must include a cover letter, CV and list of three references with full contact information. Applications must be received by June 10, 2017, 11:59 p.m. EST. Required Qualifications: Advanced degree in a humanities or DH related field (including Library and Information Science) Experience managing a team-based digital humanities project Project management and coordination experience in a DH, academic or research library setting Experience working with diverse teams (faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, library staff, technologists, administrators) from various divisions of a university or college Excellent oral and written communication skills Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills Familiarity with various development and project management software, tools and methodologies (such as Slack, Asana, GitHub) Preferred Qualifications: PhD in a Humanities or Digital Humanities discipline Experience working at a digital humanities initiative or center