Project Director, HistoryIT, Portland

17 May 2021 5:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Join the HistoryIT team of innovators and be part of a growing company in a dynamic industry. Work with professional historians, technologists, and technicians at the forefront of preserving and presenting history through innovative technological solutions and smart strategic planning. 

HistoryIT is seeking to hire a Project Director, based in the Portland, ME headquarters. This person will be a key member of the project teams, reporting directly to the CEO. The primary role of HistoryIT’s Project Director will be to run on-site archive and museum collection assessments and to manage project teams at various stages of assessment, strategic planning, and digital archive creation. 


  • Lead assessment review teams

  • Develop project tasks and resource requirements

  • Implement and oversee project tasks and direct reports per project

  • Manage project budgets

  • Interact with clients to provide regular updates, seek feedback, and manage their requests

  • Write assessment reports for clients 

  • Work with management to create project teams

  • Collaborate with other project directors and staff about task assignments and delivery schedules

  • Manage multiple project teams concurrently

  • Manage Quality Assurance of deliverables

  • Use HistoryIT software platform to organize digital collections, manage authority lists, and import digital archives

  • When necessary, perform metadata and curatorial tasks

  • Create regular reporting for management and clients regarding all progress and any changes

  • Work closely with the Chief Executive Offer to continue to improve the overall workflow and efficiency of all HistoryIT projects 


  • Degree in History preferred, interest in history required

  • Familiarity with history organizations, museums, archives and/or libraries 

  • Expert knowledge of project management principles, practices and tools with the ability to align those approaches to individual project and organization needs

  • Demonstrated success managing cross-functional, multi-stakeholder projects from proposal through completion

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Proficiency with project management software

  • Experience managing a team

  • Experience working with archival materials and collections

  • Ability to easily and successfully multitask

  • Ability to adjust to changing priorities

  • Highly organized and detail oriented

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to our Human Resources Department at (subject line: Project Director). Review of applications will begin immediately.

HistoryIT provides equal opportunity to all employees on the basis of individual qualification without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, national origin, physical and mental disability, genetic information and history, sexual orientation, or other category protected by state or federal law. HistoryIT does not discriminate in the recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotion, transfer, benefits or any other condition of employment.

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