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Saturday, April 11, 2015

F/T - Project Manager, WHYY (PA)

Project Manager, WHYY – PA

WHYY, Greater Philadelphia’s leading public media provider, serving southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and all of Delaware for more than 50 years, seeks an experienced professional for the role of Project Manager – Fresh Air CLIR Project. This position is located in Philadephia.

This full time position is responsible for the development of the Fresh Air database to accommodate expanded metadata supporting the cataloguing of 8,000 recordings. The Project Manager will be responsible for developing the project plan in conjunction with the Drexel consultants and WHYY, and documenting the cataloguing standards, training methods and workflow that will be used in the project.  Will also be responsible for hiring and training interns to catalog the Fresh Air recordings using Faceted Application of Subject Terminology (FAST), PBCore and name authority control (NACO) and quality review of work for accuracy and consistency.  The system will support harvesting by OCLC Digital Collection Gateway for access to WorldCat by searching and browsing names, topical subject places, ull text and dates.  An EAD finding aid will be created and included on the PACSCL (Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collection Libraries) regional finding aids site.  Both the WorldCat records and the finding aid will include links to the online digital audio files, enabling researchers to have instant access to any of the interviews.

Duties and responsibilities include conducting general project management duties; leading and advising the project in planning, implementation, usage and assessment of metadata; coordination of cataloguing efforts and maintaining best practices, following current national and international standards; leading project functions of resource description, including quality control of metadata and oversight and management of authorities work; contributing to cataloguing; and training and supervising interns.

This position requires ALA accredited Master of Science in Library and Information Sciences or other relevant graduate degree.  Archiving training or experience is a plus.  All candidates must  have a minimum of one year’s experience cataloguing within an integrated library system or similar enterprise system with metadata responsibilities.  Broad demonstrated knowledge of metadata and its role related to access and demonstrated supervisory experience  required.  Knowledge of cataloguing and metadata standards and schema, such as MARC, XML, EAD, DACS, Dublin Core, METS, MODS, PREMIS, LCSH, MeSH, TGM I, NAF, AAT, as well as authority records, AACR2 and RDA.  Knowledge of bibliographic utilities, such as PCLC.

Must be a team player with excellent oral and written communication skills for frequent interaction with staff and colleagues.  Desired qualifications:  Experience cataloguing digital objects preferred.  WHYY, Greater Philadelphia’s leading public media provider, serving southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey  and all of Delaware for more than 50 years. We take pride in bringing our audience news when it needs it,  entertainment when it wants it and education when it counts — on television, radio and the Web and in the community.

Excellent salary package, including employer shared benefits, onsite activities such as yoga classes, conveniently accessible by Septa and Patco and great team environment.  Open until filled.

To apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter as one document when applying, via the WHYY employment page:  Please click the Apply link to submit resumes and any accompanying documentation.