New Job Project Management Specialist1 In Montana

Project Management Specialist1
Project Management Specialist1

Project Management Specialist1

Company : State of Montana
Salary : $23.57 an hour
Location : Montana

Full Description

The Montana Historical Society Research Center Library holds the nation's largest collection of published materials pertinent to the study of Montana's history. The collection contains books and pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, maps, newspapers, posters and ephemera, and federal and state publications. The Montana Historical Society also holds extensive manuscript, photographic, and artifact collections pertaining to the fur trade, exploration, mining, railroads, early settlement, and other topics related to Montana and the west.

The Montana Historical Society, (MHS), is seeking a Project Coordinator for the National Digital Newspaper Project grant, (, funded by the National Endowment of Humanities. The Project Coordinator is responsible for the overall management of the newspaper digitization project, including assisting with the title selection, overseeing all technical and administrative activities, and managing relationships with external partners and vendors.

This is the fifth NDNP grant that MHS has received. The focus of this grant will be on newspapers that capture the concerns of and events affecting Montana’s Native American population by identifying and digitizing newspapers that were published on or directly adjacent to the eight Indian reservations in Montana. The grant period runs from 2021-2023 and will digitize Montana newspapers published between the years of 1860 and 1963. Newspapers digitized as part of the grant award will be included in the Library of Congress' Chronicling America database at

Essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Manage/oversee project staff (.50FTE, 1 year position) and analyze project workflow for optimum function and efficiency, resolve problems as they arise
  • Establish priorities, set deadlines, and ensure deadlines are met
  • Work with Selection Advisory Board members, the Library of Congress, and NEH project staff
  • Work with vendor(s) to ensure quality deliverables and negotiate budgetary issues
  • Oversee the selection, digitization, metadata capture, OCR, workflow control, quality control, and other activities involved in digitizing historic newspapers
  • Responsible for reporting of microfilm selection data and digital deliverables fulfillment
  • Create documentation for newspaper digitization project and assists in preparing project reports
  • Respond to public, professional, and scholarly inquiries regarding the project
  • Provide outreach and training through presentations
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Has strong communication skills
  • Ability to organize
  • Willingness to embrace innovation and change
  • Experience with digitization projects and/or microfilm to digital conversion projects
  • Experience with metadata standards and principles and standards of digitization
  • Knowledge of METS and XML is required


  • Master’s degree in library or information science or a closely related field.
Applicant Pool Statement: If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.
Training Assignment: Not Applicable

Job: Library
Salary: $ 23.57 - 23.57 Hourly
Benefits Package Eligibility: Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan

Number of Openings: 1
Employee Status: Temporary
Schedule: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Primary Location: Helena

Agency: Montana Historical Society
Union: Montana Federation of Public Employees
Bargaining Unit: 066 - MFPE- Historical Society

Posting Date: Nov 16, 2021, 1:54:25 PM
Closing Date (based on your computer's timezone): Dec 1, 2021, 12:59:00 AM
Required Application Materials: Cover Letter, Resume

Contact Name: Carol Loomis | Contact Email: [email protected] | Contact Phone: 4064442697