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Employment Opportunity: Archives Digitization Project Manager, Contractor – NHCC

The National Hispanic Cultural Center is hiring an Archives Digitization Project Manager, Contractor.

Duration: September 2023 – August 2026
Approximately 30 hours per week for approximately 12 weeks in year 1, 45 weeks each in year 2 and 3, and 24 weeks in year 4
Pay: $27 per hour
Benefits: Contract positions are not eligible for benefits or paid leave

The National Hispanic Cultural Center is seeking a contract Project Manager for a three-year digitization project starting September 2023 through August 2026. This position is funded by a congressional grant through the National Archives. The Project Manager will work closely with the NHCC Archivist to:

  • Develop, implement, and manage project work flow
  • Assess, select, and prioritize archival items for digitization
  • Assist with equipment selection, installation, and maintenance
  • Create a digitization schedule
  • Establish naming conventions
  • Develop and manage a metadata system
  • Coordinate and oversee the photography and scanning schedule
  • Ensure maintenance of a clean and safe photography space on the NHCC campus
  • Manage data storage and retrieval for project photographs and scans
  • Manage rehousing items properly after digitization
  • Provide input on online archival system
  • Provide input on curriculum, online content, and community outreach as needed
  • Provide feedback on the digitized materials and user experience once uploaded to the revised website

The Project Manager reports to NHCC Archivist and HLA Program Manager.


  • Bachelor’s degree history, Chicano/Chicanx studies, or related field.
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • 2 to 3 years of experience in digitizing processes, scanning, and/or archival work

Additional qualifications include:

  • Managerial/Supervisory/Project experience helpful
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Dependable and punctual
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Suite
  • Working knowledge of various descriptive standards and digital asset management software, such as ArchiveSpace or CONTENTdm preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish or familiarity with Spanish language preferred.

To apply, applicants should email their resume/CV and references to Robin Willoughby Moses, at

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