Employment Opportunities

Systems Manager

Overview

The Library Company of Philadelphia seeks a versatile and service-oriented Systems Manager to implement multiple strategic projects to improve the Library Company’s information systems.
The Systems Manager maintains organizational efficiency and security of all local systems including, but not limited to, the local area network (LAN), backup and storage infrastructure onsite and in the cloud, Islandora based digital repository, integrated library system (ILS), online resources, office technologies, and event audio/visual hardware. The Library Company has several projects pending in the next 3-5 years that will directly involve the Systems Manager, including:

  • Migration to Islandora 8 or comparable DAMS
  • Migration to a new ILS
  • Implementation of a new visitor registration system
  • Implementation of Microsoft Office 365
  • Review and evaluation of all Library Company Systems

This position supervises the Digitization & Rights Coordinator, co-supervises the Digitization Technician and reports to the Edwin Wolf 2nd Director.

Essential Functions

  • Develops and prioritizes long-term projects to ensure continuing compatibility and interoperability of systems
  • Serves as primary contact with managed service provider of IT services
  • Oversees the successful completion of grant funded digital projects, including cross institutional initiatives
  • Ensures consistency and sustainability of existing hardware and software by creating, maintaining, and communicating standards/procedures and troubleshooting technical issues
  • Ensures day-to-day operation of the library’s IT infrastructure such as its LAN networks, data backup, disaster mitigation, e-mail, remote connections, phones, servers, PCs, and web site administration
  • Liaises with users, operations, and programming personnel in the areas of systems design and implementation, modifications or trouble shooting
  • Works with library staff to ensure digital assets are secure, accessible, and meet accepted archival standards for long term stewardship
  • Stays abreast of emerging technologies and best practices

Experience, Education, and Licensure

  • Degree in Computer Science, Library and Information Science, or a related field
  • Back-end web administration; including working knowledge of HTML, CSS, PHP, Linux Command Line, and MySQL database management
  • Project management certification, or experience with managing multiple projects
  • 2+ years of management experience
  • Advanced knowledge of server architecture, business networks and security
  • Experience with system migration projects
  • Excellent knowledge of technical management, information analysis, and computer
    hardware/software systems
  • Strong communication, writing, and analytical skills

To Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Business Manager, Sarah Dennis at sdennis@librarycompany.org

Please include Systems Manager in the subject line.

Job Type: Full-time, exempt

Salary range: $57-60,000

Benefits:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 403 (B)
  • 403 (B) Matching

Schedule

  • Monday to Friday. Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary.

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required, MLIS preferred
  • Experience: (2+ years)

Physical Demands

Must be able to work at a computer/desk for extended periods of time and lift up to 50lbs. Some bending and kneeling required. Job entails exposure to fragile, rare historic materials and occasional exposure to high levels of various allergens that sometimes accompany them, including, but not limited to, photographic chemicals, dry rot, mold, mites, and dust.

Archival Project Intern

The Library Company of Philadelphia seeks a graduate student or recent graduate with archival education and hands-on experience to conduct a project to improve access to our James Barton Longacre Collection. Position reports to the Curator of Art & Artifacts.

Archival Project Intern responsibilities would be:

  • Create a finding aid with biographical and historical notes; scope and content notes; and an inventory for the James Barton Longacre Collection, which includes 1,300 engravings, drawings, correspondence, diaries, daybooks, and forty die trials from the Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint from 1844 to 1869.
  • Curate and write an online exhibition showcasing notable and exciting collection items and presenting them with historical research.
  • Create blog and social media posts to highlight and publicize the collection.

Experience and education:

Bachelor’s degree required. Current student or graduate in master’s degree program in Library and Information Science; Archives Management; or related field. Prior experience working with archival material. Attention to detail and good organizational skills. Experience and interest in historical research. Demonstrated writing skills.

Stipend: $8,050 to be paid in 3 installments ($2500 at the start, $2500 after five weeks, $3050 upon completion)

Schedule: Internship will last for 10 weeks, 35 hours per week. The Library Company’s hours are Monday to Friday: (9-4:45 p.m.) Schedule can be flexible.

About the Library Company of Philadelphia

The Library Company is America’s first successful lending library and oldest cultural institution. It was founded in 1731 by Benjamin Franklin as a subscription library supported by its shareholders, as it is to this day. Free and open to the public, our mission is to foster scholarship in and increase public understanding of American history by preserving and interpreting the valuable materials in our care. Connecting with thousands of visitors annually, we ensure that the lessons of the past will continue to amaze, instruct, and inspire future generations. We serve a diverse constituency throughout Philadelphia and the nation, offering comprehensive reader services, an internationally renowned fellowship program, online resources, and regular exhibitions and public programs. Staff members are welcoming and generous with their deep knowledge about the collections.

To apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, a resume with contact information of one professional reference, and a writing sample (such as a class paper, finding aid, blog post, etc.) by August 1, 2022 or until position is filled to Linda Kimiko August at laugust@librarycompany.org

Please include: Archival Project Intern in the subject line.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact:

Linda Kimiko August, Curator of Art & Artifacts, laugust@librarycompany.org, 215.546.3181 x 116

Physical Demands:

Must be able to work at a computer/desk for extended periods of time and lift up to 10lbs. Some bending and kneeling required. Job entails exposure to fragile, rare historic materials and occasional exposure to high levels of various allergens that sometimes accompany them, including, but not limited to, photographic chemicals, dry rot, mold, mites, and dust.

The Archival Project Internship is made possible by the generosity of our Sponsor Kurt Brintzenhofe.