[Humanist] 24.223 job at Drexel

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Wed Jul 28 21:57:08 CEST 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 223.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2010 14:55:32 -0400
        From: Amanda French <amanda at amandafrench.net>
        Subject: Job: Project Manager at the Drexel College of Medicine

More details about the Drexel project on the history of women in 
medicine are available at http://archives.drexelmed.edu/ip_home.php


The Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center is seeking a 
Project Manager for the Legacy Center Interpretive Planning Project. The 
Project Manager is responsible for executing a planning grant awarded by 
Pew Charitable Trust’s Heritage Philadelphia Program. This is a 
12-month, part-time (30-39 hours/week) position.

The Planning Grant process will explore dynamic and interactive means 
for online engagement of young audiences with our digital collections on 
the history of women in medicine.  Working with students and educators 
the Project Coordinator will gather data through focus groups and 
usability testing to understand what activities and processes will most 
effectively engage the 6th – 12th grade user group.

The Project Manager reports to the Legacy Center Director and will work 
with Archives staff, project Consultants and the Advisory Team.

Responsibilities: Overall responsibility for executing planning project 
to develop interpretive programming from project start up through 
completion of implementation plan.

Explore creative and effective approaches and technologies for 
interpretive youth programming, identify specific ideas to pursue and 
develop a plan for implementing those ideas.
Research existing models of online cultural heritage programs geared to 
6th-12th grades for effectiveness, applicability, potential 
collaboration, and marketing and outreach.
Work with Archives project staff to design, compose and orchestrate 
usability testing and focus groups.
Hire, direct and collaborate with focus group facilitator.
Gather and assess focus group feedback and use to influence subsequent 
focus groups as well as inform development of implementation plan.
Communicate with Advisory Team on development of focus groups, outcomes 
of focus groups and development of implementation plan.
Explore and present final ideas for interpretive programming using 
digital collections.
Write plan for developing and implementing interpretive programming 
based on outcomes of the planning grant research.
The successful candidate will have a history of managing projects 
incorporating technology in museum or historic interpretation.

Required: Advanced degree in field relevant to Digital Humanities 
(Public History, Education, Information Science, Museum studies or 
related discipline); experience applying technology to interpretive 
projects; demonstrated ability to plan and coordinate programs and 
projects; ability to lead and collaborate; effective organizational 
skills. Preferred: Background working with middle and high school 
students; experience with educational gaming; experience in 
user-centered design; subject expertise in history, women’s studies or 
women’s history, science or medicine.

Inquiries to: Margaret Graham, Managing Archivist – 
mgraham at drexelmed.edu

Amanda French
amanda at amandafrench.net

Skype: amandafrenchphd
AIM: habitrailgirl

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