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Director of Information Technology

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Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Primary Duties Responsibilities:
General IT Administration:

  • Select and implement suitable technology to streamline all internal operations and optimize their strategic benefits
  • Design and customize technological systems and platforms to improve customer experience
  • Plan the implementation of new systems and provide guidance to IT professionals and other staff within the organization
  • Approve purchases of technological equipment and software and establish partnerships with IT providers
  • Oversee the technological infrastructure (networks and computer systems) in the organization to ensure optimal performance
  • Direct and organize IT-related projects
  • Monitor changes or advancements in technology to discover ways the organization improve services
  • Analyze the costs, value, and risks of information technology to advise management and suggest actions
  • Assist in grant writing for information technology projects


System Administration:

  • Linux system administration, including familiarity with multiple Linux operating systems and distributions
  • Windows network administration
  • Configure and manage DNS and DHCP services and other network infrastructure
  • MySQL performance tuning
  • Bash and Perl scripting for automated backups data transfer
  • Server and storage planning and virtualization
  • Plan and execute system updates
  • Maintain and support internal and external process management and help desk ticketing systems
  • Maintain and oversee support for the VOIP telephone system
  • Maintain and oversee support for the building security system


Software & Database Development:

  • Oversee design and development of HSP’s public-facing authentication and authorization systems and information discovery systems, including the Patron Access Link, Discover online catalogue, HSP Encounters genealogy database system, the Digital Library, and other web-based database systems and services using PHP, Java, Perl, CSS, and HTML
  • Assist in development of interfaces for MARC, Dublin Core, EAD, and XML database records for indexing in public discovery systems
  • Oversee and manage support for HSP websites, including,, and,


Network and Computer Security:

  • Establish and enforce network and computer security polices
  • Monitor and maintain firewalls to protect all internal and external servers and personal computers
  • Configure system-wide Windows network policies to protect against virus, malware and phishing attacks
  • Respond to security breaches, virus infestations and other security issues


PC Support:

  • Provide user support for Windows 10 and various office applications, including Office365
  • Oversee PC maintenance and repair


Digital Services:

  • Support the activities of the digital services department, including establishment of metadata standards, mass digitization projects, metadata entry, DAMS and HSP’s rights and reproductions service



  • Represent the Society externally
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Qualifications and Skills: 

  • Proven experience as an IT Director or in similar managerial role
  • Experience in managing Library Technical Services
  • Excellent knowledge of IT systems and infrastructure
  • Background in designing/developing IT systems and planning IT implementation
  • Solid understanding of data analysis, budgeting and business operations
  • A strong strategic and business mindset
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Effective oral and written communication, including phone skills
  • Superior analytical and problem solving skills
  • Hands-on team player who can also operate independently
  • Must be organized and have a high level of attention to detail
  • Self-confident, collaborative, knowledgeable and an analytical thinker
  • Must demonstrate good judgement and the ability to take action as appropriate
  • Ability to handle daily work details accurately as well as other projects, and dive in and learn the business
Education Level: 
MS/MA in information science, computer science, or related field
To Apply

Please Send VIA EMAIL to  SUBJECT LINE: Director of Information Technology

  • Letter of Introduction (that specifies how your experience, knowledge and skills match the identified duties, responsibilities, and requirements of this position)
  • Your Resume
  • Contact info for 3 Professional References