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Project Director*

Posting Details
Internal Title
Project Director*
Position Type
Faculty / Non-Faculty / Administration
Pay Band
Avery Research Center
Job Purpose
The Avery and Liberatory Literacies Project Director supervises the work of all grant consultants and staff, collaborates with other College of Charleston Libraries staff, and works under the general supervision of the grant’s Co-Principal Investigators.
Minimum Requirements
ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science and minimum of three successful years and increasingly responsible experience in archives is required. Candidates with an equivalent combination of experience and/or education are encouraged to apply.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
o Academic training and experience in history (particularly a working knowledge of African American history and culture), education, arts management, historic preservation and planning, library/archival administration, political science, anthropology, sociology, communications, or other related fields.
o Experience with managing grants.
o Understanding and experience with current archival records management technology and tools, preferably ArchivesSpace.
o Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, workflows, and best practices in archive, digitization, and museum management.
o Knowledge of archival principals and standards, including DACS and EAD, and the implementation of metadata schema.
o Evidence of effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
o Flexibility in adapting to changing departmental and organizational priorities and to ever-changing technological environments.
o Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and collaborate with staff at all levels
o Evidence of strong planning and organizational skills.
o Ability to multi-task and work with diverse populations such as students, scholars, genealogists, the public, etc.
Additional Comments Regarding Position
Special Instructions to Applicants
*This is a temporary grant position exempt from grievance rights. This position is funded by other than State monies and continuation of this position is contingent upon availability of these funds. 
Please complete the application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position.
**Salary is commensurate with education/experience which exceeds the minimum requirements.
Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful background check.

All applications must be submitted online
**$63,708 - $80,000
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Closing Date
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EEO Statement
The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.
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Job Duties
Job Duties
Archival Management:
o Oversee the processing of institutional and manuscript archival collections.
o Process archival collections.
o Manage the digitization process for internal and outsourced projects.
o Oversee the timely creation of access points for collections, including the creation of MARC and EAD records in ArchivesSpace, the College of Charleston’s library catalog, and the uploading of oral history interviews to the Aviary platform.
Essential or Marginal
Percent of Time
Administrative Management:
o Oversees hiring of and review of project staff.
o Manage the financial and administrative aspects of the grant to ensure compliance.
o Coordinate logistics and record minutes/notes for all project meetings.
o Assist in writing final report documenting all grant outcomes, deliverables, and activities.
o Draft bimonthly updates to the manager of archival services and executive director.
Essential or Marginal
Percent of Time
Outreach and Public Programming:
o Coordinate marketing, outreach, and public programming activities.
o Develop and host in-person and virtual programming.
o Communicate research and Center initiatives via publications and digital exhibitions.
o Document and disseminate information about projects via conferences and other professional learning communities when opportunities arise.
o Oversee the selection of materials for use in physical (in-house) and digital exhibitions, the South Carolina Black History Bugle, and the selection of materials for the marketing team with creating promotional materials.
Essential or Marginal
Percent of Time