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American Revolution Papers Digitization Project – Project Archivist and Manager, Connecticut Museum of Culture and History, (Hartford, CT)

General Description:
The Project Archivist and Manager is a key member of the Project Team at Connecticut Museum of Culture and History (formerly known as Connecticut Historical Society) and will oversee the day-to-day activities associated with the American Revolution Papers Digitization Project to digitize and catalog documents related to the American Revolution. The Project Manager will work closely with Connecticut Museum’s Archivist to implement standards and workflows. The Project Manager will perform and also supervise the two project catalogers that will perform the following project-related duties – processing collections, performing research, creating online catalog records, adding contextual and administrative metadata to records, developing finding aids, and digitizing materials.

This is a full time, three-year federally funded contract position.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The incumbent’s specific duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Hiring, training, managing, evaluating, and supervising the work of the project catalogers;
  • In consultation with department staff, identifying, prioritizing, assigning, and tracking project
  • Developing project plans, schedules, and progress reports;
  • Tracking, preparing reports, and providing information related to project and collections
    processed as part of the project;
  • Communicating and collaborating with colleagues in the collections department as well as
    across the organization and outside scholars in planning, execution, and promotion of the
  • Preparing and delivering public presentations related to overall project or collections processed
    as part of project activities, as assigned;
  • Learning and making recommendations to improve Connecticut Museum’s procedures related
    to OCLC Record Manager, Bibliovation, ArchivesSpace, and the Connecticut Digital Archive;
  • Cataloging collections using institutionally-adopted techniques, technology, and standards –
    including paper and digital formats;


  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired through completion of ALA-accredited MLS or
    equivalent experience with concentration in archives management;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice, including experience processing
    archival records and conducting archival research
  • Knowledge and experience working with library collections, including how to properly handle
    historical and/or fragile documents and how to properly house archival material;
  • Ability to manage teams and plan, coordinate, and implement complex projects;
  • Flexibility and excellent time management skills;
  • Excellent and consistent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills;
  • Knowledge of programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, OCLC or
    Bibliovation and the Connecticut Digital Archive preferred;
  • Knowledge of people and events that took place during the American Revolution is preferred,
    but not required.

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About the projects
American Revolution Papers Digitization Project
The American Revolution Papers Digitization Project was planned in anticipation of the country’s semi quincentennial anniversary, and will elevate, contextualize, and make more accessible a collection of nationally significant 18th‐century manuscript holdings in the Connecticut Museum’s collection that relate to the political, military, professional, personal, and cultural lives of Connecticut’s diverse population.
Full time (3 year Federally-funded grant), Monday through Friday, occasional remote work
Mid to high $50,000s annualized.
Eligible for generous full employee benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, long term
disability, employer contributions to 403(b) plan, and paid vacation and sick days.

How to apply

Please email cover letter and resume to Susan Presutti, Director of Human Resources,
[email protected], by August 20, 2023. Finalist group of candidates will provide three
references (preferably current or former managers) with telephone numbers and email addresses.
Connecticut Museum is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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