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JOB: Cooper Hewitt, Project Manager

Dear ITP members,

My name is Kang Peng and I am a 2014 alumnus from ITP. My institution, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is seeking a contact Project Manager dedicated to work with the team to build and maintain the museum’s websites and other digital products.
Please see the attachment for the details of the role. The due date for applying is Nov 11, 2022. The contract starts on Nov 28, 2022 and ends on June 25, 2023.
The role will be working directly with me and my team. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Duration of the contract is seven months.
November 28, 2022–June 25, 2023

The Digital Project Manager will assist Digital & Emerging Media (DEM) by providing digital
project management support by executing a variety of methodologies like, Agile, Scrum, and
Waterfall. The incumbent will actively participate in the execution and delivery of a wide array
of new digital products. Works closely with the lead content strategist and the members of the
DEM team.
Reports to the Director of Cross-Platform Content.
• Executes digital project management such as Agile and Scrum to establish a digital project, run
the sprint planning, daily stand-ups, sprint reviews, and retrospectives with the DEM team and
any internal stakeholders.
• Identifies and monitors project risks, roadblocks, dependencies, and communicating those
statuses between members of DEM, internal museum stakeholders and 3rd

-party vendors who

are executing and developing digital products.
• Creates and monitors project plans using a variety of digital project management tools, such as
JIRA, Microsoft Projects, Trello, and GitHub Issues.
• Leads and executes small digital projects related to the digital extraction of collections data
from TMS and Cooper Hewitt’s databases and communicates project status between DEM,
curatorial and registrar departments so that data can be made available to the public on our
web platforms using HTML, CSS, PHP, and our API (Application Programming Interface).
• Produces and manages project documentation for the DEM, Tessitura customer relationship
management team, and Cross-Platform Content.
• Records and documents meeting minutes for distribution.
• Assists with new and modified contracts and purchase orders.
• Schedules meetings with DEM, cross-departmental stakeholders, and 3rd parties.

Minimum of two years of full-time experience that demonstrates the following

• Experience working with software development teams to manage web-related projects and
product development.
• Knowledge of implementing a variety of digital project management methodologies such as
Agile and Scrum, establishing digital project plans, running sprint planning, daily scrums, sprint
reviews and retrospectives.
• Knowledge of identifying and monitoring project risks, roadblocks, dependencies, and
communicating those statuses between internal museum stakeholders and 3rd party vendors.
• Knowledge of using a variety of digital project management software tools, such as JIRA,
Microsoft Projects, Trello and GitHub Issues.
• Knowledge of museum data management such as “The Museum System” (TMS) or equivalent
collection management system, how the curatorial department and registrar use that data, and
how that data is rendered to the public with technologies such as databases, HTML, CSS, PHP
and other modem web frameworks, and APIs.
• Knowledge of technical writing for the documentation of a digital projects
• Basic understanding of budgets and related software and/or hardware to assist in predicating
the potential cost to projects or assist in the estimation of feasible budgets/provide
recommendations and or proposals.
• Understanding of web technology to understand how websites and network works, such as
HTML, CSS, and other modem website languages. Knowing what Application Programming
Interface (API) and databases are.
• Knowledge of overall system software, hardware, and networking to help DEM team recognize
interrelationships sufficient to report, respond to, and resolve customer requests.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Windows OS 7, 8.1, Windows 10, and Microsoft Office products, and
other common personal computer software and applications. Keeps updated on Microsoft
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Works well with others.
HOURLY RATE: $37.00/hour
HOURS: 35 hours per week (10am to 5pm)
START DATE: Nov. 28, 2022–June 25, 2023
HOW TO APPLY: Please submit resume to Pamela Horn