As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years. The University of Washington Tacoma is a growing metropolitan university that is deeply invested in its local communities. As one of three campuses of a world-class university, UW Tacoma is dedicated to interdisciplinary and innovative teaching and scholarship and to engaging the community in mutually beneficial partnerships. UW Tacoma's commitment to diversity is central to an environment where students, staff, faculty, and South Sound residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal, and professional growth. The UW Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with extensive collections in print, electronic, and other formats. Providing services to three campuses, the UW Libraries also plays a significant leadership role regionally and throughout the profession. The UW Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, collaborative approaches, extensive assessment efforts and diverse award-winning staff. The UW Libraries has an outstanding opportunity for an Oral History Project Manager.This one year, full-time position will coordinate and manage all aspects of a digital oral history project that documents the founding, growth, and impact of the University of Washington Tacoma campus. This is a professional level position that will have substantial roll in developing, coordinating, and managing the campus oral history project. As a part of this project, it will develop a public site that shares the history and development of the campus and engages audiences in the campus story. Position may require some travel in the Puget Sound region or possibly in the West Coast to meet interviewees and conduct oral history interviews.Duties & ResponsibilitiesPlans, coordinates, tracks, and manages progress of the "UW Tacoma Founding Stories" oral history project, including: Coordinates the communication and outreach to potential interviewees; Managing the production and processing of oral histories interviews; Establishing workflows and standards for oral history project; Promoting project through Library's social media channels; and Designing public-facing site for oral history project.Conducts oral history interviews with faculty, alumni, community leaders, and others designated people.Performs and oversees the cataloging, description, and access to oral histories.Does background research on individuals to prepare for interviews and learn institutional history.Tracks, documents, and may perform selective digitization (as resources are available) of materials connected to campus history. Coordinates the work graduate and undergraduate students assisting with processing and transcription of oral history interviews .Understands and abides by the Libraries Personal Communication Responsibilities. Communicates appropriately, effectively and positively. Plays an active role in staying informed and participating in Libraries and unit meetings, activities and events. Other duties as assigned Requirements Bachelor's Degree in History, Communication, Informatics or related field, or equivalent experience. One year experience with digital oral history projects, and knowledge of all aspects of digital oral history projects. Knowledge of oral history best practices and metadata standards for making oral histories accessible online. Experience with preparing digital materials for library digital platforms (such as ContentDM, Omeka, etc.) or other online sites. Expertise with audio and/or video production and associated software systems. Demonstrated ability to write professionally and use social media for public audiences. Desired Experience or coursework in metadata and/or descriptive cataloging. Experience or coursework in managing and develop oral history and digital production. Background knowledge on the history of Tacoma, the University of Washington, and higher education in Washington state. Experience working with and interviewing individuals from diverse backgrounds.Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.BenefitsAs a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.