•Salary: $50,000 annual salary.
•Benefits package: two weeks’ paid vacation, paid sick leave, health, dental and vision insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan.
The Delaware Art Museum seeks a Digital Project Manager to oversee the digitization of the John Sloan Manuscript Collection for a period of 2 years beginning November 1, 2022. The successful candidate will have experience in digital collection processing, demonstrated understanding of archival description and materials, familiarity with digital project management and online publication, and familiarity with library encoding and content standards (EAD, MARC, RDA, DACS). Responsibilities include writing descriptions for materials, scanning materials, transcribing correspondence, and recording appropriate metadata.
About the John Sloan Manuscript Collection
John Sloan (1871–1951) was one of the most important American painters and printmakers of the first half of the 20th century. As a member of “The Eight,” Sloan became known for his gritty images of working-class life in New York City. This urban subject matter would earn him and his colleagues the moniker of “the Ashcan School.” Helen Farr Sloan, widow of John Sloan and benefactor to the Museum, formally donated Sloan’s extensive library as well as the materials that would form the manuscript collection in 1978.
The John Sloan Manuscript Collection includes correspondence with artist-friends and others, personal and family papers, financial and legal records, organizational matter, photographs, and printed matter about Sloan and related artists. Among the correspondents are: Robert Henri, Will Shuster, Walter Elmer Schofield, George Luks, William Glackens, John Butler Yeats, A. E. Gallatin, Rockwell Kent, John Kraushaar, Walter Pach, John Cotton Dana, and George Otis Hamlin.
Prepare project proposals and the formulation of project budgets and workplans.
Troubleshoot processes and workflows to resolve problems and ensure completion in accordance with project timeline.
Track and report on project progress towards work and budget milestones.
Ensure that the digital project proceeds according to respective schedule, budget, and workplan.
Prepare and maintain necessary project documentation.
Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent advanced degree, preferably with an archives or special collections concentration; or equivalent education or work experience required.
Minimum of 3 years of experience in project planning and project management and the ability to maintain priorities across multiple projects.
Professional knowledge of collection management theory and practice and working knowledge of issues related to reformatting library, archives, and/or museum collections preferred.
Working knowledge of cataloging and manuscript/archival processing.
Proficiency working with CONTENTdm.
The Delaware Art Museum is committed to inclusivity and encourages qualified candidates from all cultures and communities to apply. The Delaware Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer.
We invite you to apply. Please send a cover letter and resume ASAP. To learn more about the Delaware Art Museum, please visit our website at delart.org. Interviewing will begin when qualified applicants have been identified; the job will close when an offer has been accepted.
We are looking for applicants with the same spirit and who embrace the Museum’s Values, Beliefs, and Principles:
Art Connects Us. We use art to create community connections, foster empathy, educate and inspire, and make meaning of our world.
We authentically listen to each other and our community. We are committed to inclusion and anti-racism.
Be Bold. Our museum will boldly evolve, adapt, and be open to changes that help our community grow and thrive.
Founded in 1912, the Delaware Art Museum is a primary cultural and arts institution in the state. Our mission is to generate creative energy that sustains, enriches, empowers, and inspires by connecting people to art. The Museum meets its mission through offering diverse exhibitions, art education programming, special events, and 100+ programs, from tours and art classes to workshops and community days, to nearly 80,000 people each year.
The Delaware Art Museum houses one of the premier collections of Pre-Raphaelite art outside the United Kingdom. Initially assembled by Samuel Bancroft and donated to the Museum by his family in 1935, the collection has strength in the paintings of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. DelArt’s permanent collection numbers about 12,500 works of art. In addition to the Pre-Raphaelites, DelArt features a signature collection of American illustration, a survey of American art from 1750 to the present, a sculpture garden, and an extensive research library and archives. The collection is growing in all areas, and recent years have seen significant acquisitions of works by women and artists of color. The museum has 13 galleries dedicated to the permanent collection ...and hosts several temporary exhibitions each year. In 2021, the Museum unveiled over 8,500 square feet of reimagined and renovated permanent collection galleries throughout our main floor. This ambitious reinstallation benefited from the input of over 100 members, visitors, and community partners.