Project Specialist

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

Requisition # 2017-7867
Department Executive Vice President
Category Project Management
Date Posted 8/10/2017
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
Application Deadline ..


The Project Specialist will coordinate the efforts related to telling Princeton's history through the creation of new walking tours, new historical markers on campus, content for student orientation materials, and a new Campus Iconography Committee (CIC) website to support these and related initiatives. The Project Specialist will report to the Senior Associate Director for Administrative Planning in the Office of the Executive Vice President, who serves as the Secretary for the CIC, and also partner closely with the members of the CIC, the Advisory Group, and the Princeton History Working Group.

This position is a one year term position with the possibility of renewal.


  • Identify and prioritize content to be developed for tours, historical markers, student orientation materials, and other distribution channels. Consider recommendations from History Working Group, including African Americans at Princeton, Princeton's history of protest, the religious history of Princeton and the community, LGBTQ history, student life through the years, and the eating clubs.
  • Oversee content development, both as a project manager and as a researcher. Leverage content from the University archives, art museum, library, interviews with campus and community members, and other resources. Manage additional researchers (e.g., faculty, students, contractors), editors, and professional interpreters, as needed. Evaluate all historical content developed by scholars with the goal of bringing clarity, accessibility, and excitement to these interpretive tools while preserving the scholars' perspective.
  • Collaborate with University and community stakeholders to develop visionary public interpretation of the University's varied histories through the development of new campus tours, historical markers, exhibitions, tours, events, digital content, student orientation content, and other creative ideas developed by the Project Specialist. The vast majority of the historical interpretation will be outside of the traditional museum setting. Support selection of outside technical consultant, and partner with them to develop a new website presence, mobile access, and other technology delivery tools.
  • Partner with the Office of the Dean of the College to integrate new content into student orientation materials. Evaluate opportunity to work with students to develop The "P" (Princeton) Book, an orienting booklet or pamphlet expressly designed to introduce incoming students to Princeton life, culture, its traditions, and history.

As part of the application process, please provide a cover letter when applying. Review of applications will begin immediately.


  • Bachelor's degree or its equivalent, preferably in History, Public History, Art History, Museum Studies, or related fields.
  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience in community history, community organizing, public history interpretation, or museum work.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform independent research, work collaboratively with others, listen effectively, and communicate findings in a clear and articulate manner.
  • Pro-active self-starter with willingness to take initiative.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with collaborating partners and other community constituents, such as professional consultants, alumni, faculty, students, and administrators.
  • Effective project management skills and strong organizational, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills.
  • The final candidate will be required to complete a background check successfully.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

ADM, 040

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Estimated Appointment End Date


Physical Capacity Exam Required


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