The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Project Manager for the Hoover Institution Library & Archives. The position is for a three-year fixed term.
About Stanford University's Hoover Institution: The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace is a public policy research center devoted to the advanced study of economics, politics, history, and political economy—both domestic and foreign—as well as international affairs.
Founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover before he became the thirty-first president of the United States, the Institution began as a repository of historical material gathered at the end of World War I. The library and archives have grown to be among the largest private repositories of documents on twentieth-century political and economic history. Over time the Institution expanded its mission from collecting archival material to conducting advanced research on contemporary history and economics and applying this scholarship to current public policy challenges.
With its eminent scholars and world-renowned library and archives, the Hoover Institution seeks to improve the human condition by advancing ideas that promote economic opportunity and prosperity, while securing and safeguarding peace for America and all humanity.
The Project Manager for the Hoover Institution Library & Archives will take projects from original concept through final implementation on contained risk assignments (projects have mechanisms or managerial controls to minimize risk). Work is typically comprised of 50% time contribution towards project leadership and 50% as a technical contributor.
The position will coordinate preparations for moving Library & Archives material for transfer to an offsite location and develop machine readable inventory control procedures for the materials to facilitate retrieval for on campus use due to upcoming building renovations.
The Project Manager will work with current staff leads and hire a team of librarians, archivists, and library assistants to survey, rehouse, catalog, label, barcode, and coordinate preservation and conservation treatments as needed for transfer to an offsite facility. The materials involved are rare and unique formats including manuscript collections, organizational records, audio and video formats, and newspapers.
ADDITIONAL CORE DUTIES:
* Other duties may also be assigned.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in a related field and three years relevant experience or a combination of education and experience. Five years of experience is preferred. Experience in management of projects of moderate size/complexity with limited performance risk, including project planning, scheduling, tracking, and budgeting, or combination of education and relevant experience. Relevant experience may include project management in a library, archives, museum, or other cultural heritage institution.
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*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
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