Project Manager position at the Drexel College of Medicine

More details about the Drexel project on the history of women in
medicine are available at


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 –

Amanda French

Skype: amandafrenchphd
AIM: habitrailgirl

About amandafrench

I have a Ph.D. in English literature; my 2004 dissertation was a history of the villanelle. During graduate school I gained a good bit of experience with building websites, with technology training, and with marking up texts in XML at the Rossetti Archive and the Electronic Text Center; since then I’ve continued to do work (often in university libraries) related to the two cultures of technology and the humanities.
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