Project Manager, Planning Grant, Drexel University

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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 –
Or complete application on Drexel's job site: - search for Program Manager.



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