TEI Project Coordinator

Manchester, United Kingdom
£31,604 to £38,833 per annum (according to relevant experience)
12 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : The Joule Library, Sackville Street
Closing Date : 26/09/2018
Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum (according to relevant experience)
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Library & Cultural Institutions
Division : Content, Collections and Discovery
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : 1 September 2018 until 20 December 2019

The University of Manchester has recently announced major investment in a new, leading-edge Digital Image Viewer, which will unleash the research potential of the University of Manchester Library’s outstanding Special Collections and (in future phases) other cultural assets of the University. This project is being developed in collaboration with the Cambridge Digital Library. The Image Viewer will integrate high-resolution images with rich TEI metadata and researcher-generated content.

We are seeking an experienced project manager to ensure the successful integration of the Image Viewer into Library systems and processes for the digitisation and documentation of Special Collections materials; to review, and to revise where necessary, the management of image files, digitisation workflows, and in-house metadata standards and protocols relating to Special Collections; and to develop a business plan for the long-term development of the Image Viewer. You will have experience of managing complex projects to tight deadlines within the Higher Education or Cultural sectors, knowledge and experience of working with metadata standards such as TEI, knowledge of current and emerging digital library practices and technologies, knowledge of XML and XSLT, and knowledge of developments, standards and practices in the digital humanities.

You should demonstrate how you meet each of the criteria required in the person specification by giving specific examples in the “additional information” section of the online application form

The flexibility to work occasionally outside office hours and at weekends to plan, attend or support Library events and initiatives is assumed.

This post is based both at the Joule Library, Sackville Street, and in the John Rylands Library, Deansgate. However, all Library employees are required to work at any Library site, as necessary.

All Library staff are required to wear a name badge.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applications from the black and minority ethnic (BME) community who are currently under-represented at this level in this area. All appointments will be made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Kathryn Sullivan or John Hodgson

Email: or

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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