[DHd-blog] Pharos Project Manager – Call for applications


Full Time (35 hours/week)
Start Date: September / October 2019
Contract Length: 24-30 months
Application Deadline: August 31st, 2019
Location: Remote (based anywhere in Europe)

PHAROS, the International Consortium of Photo Archives, seeks a Project Manager for a 30-month pilot project (July 1, 2019 – December 31st 2021) to create a scholarly research platform that will bring together nearly 1.5 million images with accompanying documentation from five of the fourteen PHAROS member institutions using the ResearchSpace platform. It will serve as both a testing ground and model for the desired goal of PHAROS: to create a common platform for research on works of art in all media, through comprehensive consolidated access to photo archives.

In the first year of the project, external consultants will normalize and clean the data sets from participating institutions, map records to the CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model for ingesting into the ResearchSpace platform. In the second year of the project, the user interface of the platform will be refined and adjusted, together with a scalable search architecture, according to input from a user research committee.

The project manager will be the primary contact person for all consultants and will work closely with members of the pilot project institutions:

Frick Art Reference Library; New York, USAI Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies; Florence, ItalyFondazione Federico Zeri; Bologna, ItalyBibliotheca Hertziana; Rome, ItalyBildarchiv Foto Marburg; Marburg, Germany

Primary Responsibilities:

Serve as the primary liaison between the Principal Investigator, the User Advisory Group Chair, Technical Architect, institutional stakeholders, and external contractors.Coordinate schedules and work for contractors, ensuring on-time deliveryIdentify and mitigate project risksOrganize communication, including scheduling meetingsProject reporting and close-outAssist in drafting specificationsReview all work and verify that is meets specificationsCreate and maintain documentation throughout the projectDisseminate results to the communityMaintain project management softwareOther duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications

A Master’s Degree or above in Art History, Computer Science, Library Science, Data Science or other fields relevant to Digital Humanities research.A background in Cultural Heritage InformaticsFamiliarity with one or more of the following: semantic web technologies; ontologies and metadata standards; web developmentThe Project Manager must be physically based in EuropeFluency in English

Additional Qualifications

Experience in semantic web technologies and standards (RDF, SPARQL, OWL)Working knowledge of the CIDOC-CRM or related ontologiesExperience in web application development (Javascript, HTML5 etc.)Previous work experience in academic institutions, with a strong preference to candidates who have worked with archival collectionsLinux Server management, Docker, IIIF Server managementPrevious experience in project management and project management software (Jira & Confluence)Version Control

Stipend range: $5000-$6250/month (gross), depending on qualifications and experience, plus travel allowance for consultations and meetings.

This position is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to The Frick Collection, who will administer the funds. This incumbent will be hired as an independent contractor and will be expected to provide monthly invoices for services. The position is full-time (35 hours/week), with 25 days a year of vacation time, 13 holidays, and 12 days of sick leave.

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